You can get from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.
To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Jun 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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Train, plane and bus routes can all be used to make the journey from Brussels in Belgium to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. There is not a huge amount of difference in travel times but the quickest route is by train, with the longest total journey time being by plane.
Must Know: Cycling is the most popular way to travel around Amsterdam. The city is quite flat and filled with over 400 kilometers of bike paths. Consider renting a bike while you’re in Amsterdam to travel like a local.
Must See: For those interested in Amsterdam’s history and culture, the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum cannot be missed. Those feeling more adventurous should visit the oldest area in Amsterdam - the world famous Red Light District.
Must Do: Visit one of Amsterdam’s world famous coffee shops or take a cruise in a glass-roofed boat on one of the city’s the 160+ Golden Age canals.
Did you know?About 8,000 bikes get pulled out of the canals each year.
There are two possible direct train routes to Amsterdam from Brussels. The fastest journey is on the Thalys International high-speed trains, with up to eleven departures a day and a journey time of just under 2 hours. Trains operated by Belgium SNCB depart eight times a day and take around 3 hours. Both routes run seven days a week between Bruxelles-Midi and Amsterdam Centraal Train Stations.
Four coach operators have direct routes between the two cities; Megabus, Eurolines, Flixbus and iDBUS. All routes operate seven days a week with a journey time of around 3 hours. Megabus have five departures a day from Brussels Rue de Cardinal Mercier Coach Station, near the Wing Tavern. The journey terminates in Amsterdam at the Zeeburg Park and Ride in the Zuiderzeeweg district. Both Eurolines, with around eleven departures a day, and Flixbus with four departures, leave from Brussels Gare du Nord and arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train and Coach Station. iDBUS has five departures a day from Bruxelles-Midi, which also arrive at Sloterdijk Station.
KLM is the only provider offering direct flights to Amsterdam from Brussels with a flying time of less than one hour and a total journey time of around 3.5 hours. Planes fly between Brussels Zavantem International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.
Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 6/20/21; 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 between Brussels and Amsterdam.
The restriction level for your return to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Partially open.
Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
Conditions of reentry into Belgium:
You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 6/20/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Brussels from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.
There are 3 ways to travel between Brussels and Amsterdam including taking a coach, flight or train.
Amsterdam is approximately 107 miles (173 km) away from Brussels.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Brussels to Amsterdam:
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Yes, there are direct services available from Brussels to Amsterdam with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Amsterdam as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Brussels to Amsterdam.
When planning your trip from Brussels to Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets between Brussels and Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam, which costs on average €10.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:
A coach is about €123 less than a flight, which costs on average €133 for this route.
A coach journey is usually €23 less than a journey to Amsterdam by train, which costs on average €33 for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel to Amsterdam from Brussels is by flight, which takes on average 55 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by coach can take on average 2 h 45 min.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 52 min of travel time.
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