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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 Jun 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25AMAmsterdam Centraal2h46 11:11AMBrussels-Midi
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491One-way
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11:55PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk11h20 11:15AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:25AMAmsterdam Centraal2h52 11:17AMBrussels-Midi
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09:25AMAmsterdam Centraal2h46 12:11PMBrussels-Midi
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09:25AMAmsterdam Centraal2h52 12:17PMBrussels-Midi
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Tue
Jun 22
49NS International
14Flixbus
229Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Jun 23
49NS International
12Flixbus
300Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Jun 24
25NS International
12Flixbus
198Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Jun 25
25NS International
10Flixbus
150Lufthansa Cityline
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Jun 26
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10Flixbus
199KLM
Sun
Jun 27
25NS International
10Flixbus
185Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Jun 28
25NS International
10Flixbus
180KLM
Tue
Jun 29
25NS International
10Flixbus
180KLM
Wed
Jun 30
25NS International
10Flixbus
162KLM
Thu
Jul 1
25NS International
10BlaBlaCar Bus
146KLM
Fri
Jul 2
25NS International
10BlaBlaCar Bus
146KLM
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Jul 3
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10BlaBlaCar Bus
146KLM
Sun
Jul 4
25NS International
10Flixbus
146KLM
Mon
Jul 5
25NS International
10BlaBlaCar Bus
133KLM
Tue
Jul 6
25NS International
12Flixbus
133KLM
Wed
Jul 7
25NS International
12Flixbus
133KLM
Thu
Jul 8
25NS International
10BlaBlaCar Bus
133KLM
Fri
Jul 9
33NS International
10Flixbus
101tab
Sat
Jul 10
25NS International
11Flixbus
117Lufthansa
Sun
Jul 11
25NS International
12Flixbus
133KLM
Mon
Jul 12
25NS International
12BlaBlaCar Bus
199KLM

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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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Belgium due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Brussels from Amsterdam?

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Netherlands enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Brussels from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Brussels, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 6/20/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Brussels from Amsterdam.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Brussels?

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/20/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Brussels here.

How do I travel to Brussels from Amsterdam?

You can travel to Brussels from Amsterdam 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

How far is it from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Brussels is approximately 107 miles (173 km) away from Amsterdam.

When going from Amsterdam to Brussels, where do I depart from Amsterdam and where do I arrive in Brussels?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels:

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Brussels Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travellers take a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel operators 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:

  • KLM can get you to Brussels by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM from Amsterdam to Brussels for €211 on Omio.
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Brussels by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Brussels tickets on Omio for €10.
  • SNCB | IC can get you to Brussels by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Brussels for €34 on Omio.
Can I travel directly from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Brussels with KLM.
  • You'll find direct coach services to Brussels with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct trains to take to Brussels with Thalys or NS International.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Brussels tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels?
Your journey from Amsterdam to Brussels doesn't have to end in Brussels. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Bruges. If you’d like to add Paris, London or Bruges to your Amsterdam to Brussels trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Brussels today!
How early should I buy tickets between Amsterdam and Brussels online for 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 plane ticket for this journey is one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average one way.

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.

What is the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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 is generally €201 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average from Amsterdam to Brussels.

A coach is generally €24 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average from Amsterdam to Brussels.

What is the fastest way to get 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 between Amsterdam and Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 45 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 53 min.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
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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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