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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 Jan 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:05PMAmsterdam3h46 06:51PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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12:25PMAmsterdam3h19 03:44PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:28AMAmsterdam Centraal2h49 11:17AMBrussels-Midi
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09:28AMAmsterdam Centraal2h49 12:17PMBrussels-Midi
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Fri
Jan 28
50NS International
14BlaBlaCar Bus
337Lufthansa Cityline
Sat
Jan 29
50NS International
12BlaBlaCar Bus
337Lufthansa
Sun
Jan 30
82Thalys
17Flixbus
337Lufthansa
Mon
Jan 31
50NS International
10BlaBlaCar Bus
336KLM
Tue
Feb 1
50NS International
12BlaBlaCar Bus
322Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 2
50NS International
12BlaBlaCar Bus
294KLM
Thu
Feb 3
25NS International
12BlaBlaCar Bus
294KLM
Fri
Feb 4
33NS International
12Flixbus
260KLM
Sat
Feb 5
33NS International
10Flixbus
260KLM
Sun
Feb 6
33NS International
10BlaBlaCar Bus
229KLM
Mon
Feb 7
25NS International
10Flixbus
229KLM
Tue
Feb 8
25NS International
10Flixbus
204KLM
Wed
Feb 9
25NS International
14BlaBlaCar Bus
204KLM
Thu
Feb 10
25NS International
10Flixbus
204KLM
Fri
Feb 11
33NS International
10Flixbus
186KLM
Sat
Feb 12
33NS International
10Flixbus
186KLM
Sun
Feb 13
33NS International
12Flixbus
168KLM
Mon
Feb 14
25NS International
10Flixbus
168KLM
Tue
Feb 15
25NS International
10Flixbus
168KLM
Wed
Feb 16
25NS International
10Flixbus
168KLM

Travel Information from Amsterdam to Brussels

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range€11 - €149
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €11 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €149 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM, Flixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 107 miles (173 km) from Amsterdam to Brussels. 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 €11. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are KLM, Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach 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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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Brussels, Belgium from Amsterdam, Netherlands currently allowed?

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

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels if travelling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/24/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Brussels from Amsterdam.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Amsterdam, 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?

  • 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

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 1/24/22. 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.

What are my Amsterdam to Brussels travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Amsterdam to Brussels: flight, coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €11 compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A coach journey is usually €138 less than a journey to Brussels by plane, which costs on average €149 for the same trip.

A coach is €15 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Brussels costing on average €26.

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

The quickest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Brussels by coach can take on average 2 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 48 min   of travel time.

How far is Brussels from Amsterdam?

The distance between Amsterdam and Brussels is around 107 miles (173 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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 who purchase a plane ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Brussels Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their coach from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Which travel companies can take 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:

  • Travel with KLM for flights to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for KLM Amsterdam to Brussels tickets on Omio for €149.
  • 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 €11.
  • SNCB | IC can take you to Brussels by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Brussels for €26.

Is it possible to travel directly from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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

  • You can find direct flights per day to Brussels with KLM.
  • You'll find direct coach services to Brussels with Flixbus with around direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Brussels with Thalys or NS International with around 16 direct trains every day.

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 buy tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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!

When should I buy a ticket between Amsterdam and Brussels online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average €149 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is €11 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is €26 one way on average 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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