How to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

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from Amsterdam to Brussels

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

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The best way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
08:55AM3h45
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
12:40PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
101One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
08:40PM3h30
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
12:10AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
91One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
KLM Cityhopper
08:55AM0h45
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
09:40AMBrussels Airport (BRU)
5231One-way
0 transfers
Other options
NS International
09:25AM2h52
Amsterdam Centraal
12:17PMBrussels-Midi
571One-way
0 transfers
NS International
08:25AM2h52
Amsterdam Centraal
11:17AMBrussels-Midi
571One-way
0 transfers
NS International
10:25AM2h52
Amsterdam Centraal
01:17PMBrussels-Midi
571One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:00AM2h45
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
01:45PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
121One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:45AM3h40
Amsterdam, Arena
12:25PMBrussels
141One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
10:00AM2h45
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
12:45PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
181One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa Cityline
03:40PM4h25
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
08:05PMBrussels Airport (BRU)
4501One-way
1 transfer
KLM Cityhopper
01:45PM0h50
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
02:35PMBrussels Airport (BRU)
5231One-way
0 transfers
KLM Cityhopper
06:45AM0h45
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
07:30AMBrussels Airport (BRU)
5231One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Brussels from Amsterdam

distanceDistance173 km
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range€21 - €9
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €9 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €343 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, KLM Cityhopper or NS International | IC Brussel

Travel 173 km by train, coach or flight from Amsterdam to Brussels. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, KLM Cityhopper or NS International | IC Brussel among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

£9.43

2:45 h

1 Day Before

flight

£24.86

1:51 h

1 Month Before

flight

£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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Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels on FlixBus, KLM and Lufthansa travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Eurostar is a high-speed train company operating in Europe, connecting the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany including trains between Amsterdam and Brussels. It offers a range of services, including Eurostar e320, Eurostar e300, and Eurostar International. The Eurostar e320 is the fastest service, travelling at up to 320 km/h, while the Eurostar e300 is slightly slower, travelling at up to 300 km/h. Both services offer comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and power sockets. Eurostar International is a slower service, travelling at up to 160 km/h, but it offers a more luxurious experience with larger seats and more onboard facilities. Eurostar offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier. Standard tickets are the most affordable, while Business Premier tickets offer the most luxurious experience. The most popular routes for Eurostar are London to Paris, London to Brussels, and London to Amsterdam. All of these routes offer a fast and convenient way to travel between the UK and mainland Europe.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel between Amsterdam and Brussels.

        FAQs: Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

        FAQs: Travel to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Brussels.
        FAQs

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

        The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Amsterdam is by taking a coach, which costs on average €9.

        This is compared to other ways of getting from Amsterdam to Brussels:

        A coach is less than a ferry with an average ticket price of from Amsterdam to Brussels.

        A coach is €334 less than a flight with an average ticket price of €343 from Amsterdam to Brussels.

        A coach is €12 less than a train with an average ticket price of €21 from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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

        There are alternative travel options to Brussels that take longer:

        Coach takes 2 h 45 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 1 h 53 min of travel time.

        The distance from Amsterdam to Brussels is approximately 173 km.

        The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

        • 17 coaches per day.
        • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

        • Coaches mostly leave from Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk) and tend to arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
        • Flights most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Brussels at Brussels Airport.
        • Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Brussels-Midi.

        The following travel companies offer services from Amsterdam to Brussels:

        • BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Ourbus, Lasta or Movelia can get you to Brussels by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with FlixBus from Amsterdam to Brussels for €9 on Omio.
        • KLM Cityhopper, KLM, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), airmax or SWISS can get you to Brussels by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa from Amsterdam to Brussels for €343 on Omio.
        • NS International | IC Brussel, Thalys, Eurostar, European Sleeper, NS International | IC Direct, PKP Intercity, BSB, Sprinter or SNCB can take you to Brussels by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from Amsterdam to Brussels for €21.

        Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Brussels with the following travel companies:

        • You can find 12 direct coaches per day to Brussels with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus.
        • You can find 16 direct trains per day to Brussels with Thalys or SNCB.

        Direct services to Brussels tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

        Omio customers who travel from Amsterdam to Brussels often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Bruges, London or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Brussels and these popular destinations at a great price.

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