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from Amsterdam to Brussels

You can get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Brussels on Oct 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Thu
Oct 21
49NS International
13Flixbus
300Lufthansa
Fri
Oct 22
49NS International
14Flixbus
220Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 23
82Thalys
10BlaBlaCar Bus
150Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 24
82Thalys
11Flixbus
198Lufthansa
Mon
Oct 25
49NS International
10Flixbus
185Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 26
49NS International
10Flixbus
180KLM
Wed
Oct 27
25NS International
10Flixbus
180KLM
Thu
Oct 28
25NS International
10Flixbus
162KLM
Fri
Oct 29
33NS International
10Flixbus
125Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 30
33NS International
10Flixbus
138Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 31
33NS International
10Flixbus
146KLM
Mon
Nov 1
25NS International
14Flixbus
146KLM
Tue
Nov 2
25NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM
Wed
Nov 3
25NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM
Thu
Nov 4
25NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM
Fri
Nov 5
33NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM
Sat
Nov 6
33NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM
Sun
Nov 7
33NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM
Mon
Nov 8
25NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM
Tue
Nov 9
25NS International
10Flixbus
133KLM

Travel Information between Amsterdam and Brussels

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range€10 - €310
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €10 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €310 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 107 miles (173 km) to Brussels from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €10. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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How to Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

Travelling from the capital of the Netherlands down into the hub of the European Union is a journey that can be easily conquered by road. Despite lying in separate countries, the travel time between these two locations is deceptively short, so much so that direct flights are usually the least popular method of transport - although KLM does offer services on most days. Flixbus, Megabus and Eurolines all offer fast, cheap routes into Brussels from Amsterdam, with Thalys providing rail services.

Amsterdam to Brussels Travel Comparison

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

£9.43

2:45 h

1 Day Before

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£24.86

1:51 h

1 Month Before

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£50.60

0:50 h

2 Months Before



Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels

Amsterdam and Brussels are well connected to one another and the journey can be done by train, bus or plane. The most popular route is by train as it often the easiest and more efficient but other options such as bus and plane are also available.


The Amsterdam to Brussels train

Which train companies run service from Amsterdam to Brussels?

When getting the Amsterdam to Brussels train are there plenty of train companies to choose from. High-speed train companies such as Thalys and Eurostar runs services between Amsterdam and Brussels as does NS International.

How long is the train journey from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The fastest time to get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train is 1h50m but it can take up to 2h53m if the journey requires a change.

How many trains are there from Amsterdam to Brussels day?

26 trains leave Amsterdam for Brussels every day. The first train leaves at 07:22 and the last train leaves Amsterdam at 21:22 and arrives in Brussels at 00:15 the next day.

What are the departure and arrival station for trains from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Departure Information: All trains from Amsterdam to Brussels trains leave from Amsterdam Centraal. Located in the centre of Amsterdam, it is easily accessible as lots of bus and tram routes finish at Amsterdam Centraal.

Arrival Information: All trains from Amsterdam to Brussels arrive into Brussels Midi, a busy train station located in the south of the city. It is well connected to the rest of the city as it is both the De Ljin bus network and the STIB, which is Brussels own Tram and Metro lines.

The Amsterdam to Brussels bus

Which bus companies run service from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Many bus companies run between Amsterdam and Brussels including Deinbus, Eurolines, Flixbus and Ouibus.

How long is the bus journey from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The fastest service is run by Flixbus and takes 2h45m, the longest direct journey takes 5h and is also run by Flixbus.

How many buses are there from Amsterdam to Brussels day?

There are around 44 buses from Amsterdam to Brussels every day. The first Amsterdam to Brussels bus leaves at 07:00 with the last leaving Amsterdam at 22:00 and arriving at 02:55 in the morning the next day.

What are the departure and arrival station for buses from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Departure Information: Most buses leave from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, which is located to the west of Amsterdam Centraal. It is on Metro line 50 as well as on certain bus and tram lines.

Arrival Information: Most buses arrive in Brussels Gare du Nord located in the Schaerbeek area. It is on tram lines 3 and 4 so it easy to access the rest of the city. Some buses to terminate at other locations throughout the city so it is best to double check before you travel.

The Amsterdam to Brussels plane

Getting the plane from Amsterdam to Brussels is possible but is not a popular option. This is because it flying can take longer than the train due to security check- ins and transfer times. If flying direct the flight can take 50m. Planes leave from Amersterdam Schipol airport and land into Brussels Airport, which is around a 30 minute train journey to the centre of Brussels.

What is the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

The cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is on the bus. All buses from Amsterdam into the Belgian capital are direct, with travellers able to choose from a variety of providers. Eurolines often offer the quickest route into Brussels, with travel time on their afternoon and evening service taking as little as two-and-a-half hours. Flixbus and Megabus provide fast routes that rarely exceed three hours of travel time, leaving at various points throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. The final service of the day usually leaves at 11:00 p.m. and is run by Megabus.

Fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

When you account for check-in and waiting times for flights, the train is the quickest option for travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. Both Thalys and International offer direct rail routes into the Belgian capital at several points throughout the day. Total travel time rarely exceeds two hours, although services can stop as early as 5:17 p.m. on some days.

Most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

The most popular way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is on the train. The relatively short distance between the two capitals means that flying is actually the least popular choice.

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FAQs
Does Belgium have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels, Belgium from Amsterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 10/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Brussels from Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 10/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Brussels.

How do you get from Amsterdam to Brussels?

There are 3 travel options from Amsterdam to Brussels: coach, flight or train.

How do I get from Amsterdam to Brussels the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels. Tickets for a coach cost on average €10.

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A coach journey is usually €300 less than a journey to Brussels by plane, which costs on average €310 for the same trip.

A coach is €27 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Brussels costing on average €36.

What is the quickest way from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Brussels is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Brussels from Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 20 min   on average.

What is the distance from Amsterdam to Brussels?

You should expect to travel around 107 miles (173 km) from Amsterdam to Brussels.

How many services a day are there to Brussels from Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Brussels from Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Amsterdam and in Brussels?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Amsterdam to Brussels:

  • Coaches from Amsterdam to Brussels most often leave from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels most often leave from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Brussels Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Amsterdam Centraal and tend to arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel companies can get me from Amsterdam to Brussels?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Brussels, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Brussels by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Amsterdam to Brussels for €10.
  • KLM can get you to Brussels by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM from Amsterdam to Brussels for €310 on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC for trains to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB | IC Amsterdam to Brussels tickets on Omio for €36.
Is there a way to travel directly from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Yes, there are direct services available between Amsterdam and Brussels with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct flight with KLM with direct flights per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Thalys or NS International with 16 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Brussels as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Brussels from Amsterdam.

Where should I go next after I travel to Brussels from Amsterdam?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Amsterdam to Brussels often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Bruges. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Amsterdam and Brussels itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Brussels and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my Amsterdam to Brussels ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is €10 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is on average €310 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €36 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Brussels tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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Amsterdam City Centre
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
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