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from Brussels to Amsterdam

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

Our recommendation

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

08:45AMBrussels-Midi2h53 11:38AMAmsterdam Centraal
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551One-way
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12:40PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h25 04:05PMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk
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10:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 01:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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09:45AMBrussels-Midi2h53 12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal
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11:45AMBrussels-Midi2h53 02:38PMAmsterdam Centraal
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Thu
Oct 21
50SNCB | IC
13Flixbus
499KLM
Fri
Oct 22
50SNCB | IC
14Flixbus
499KLM
Sat
Oct 23
60Eurostar
12Flixbus
417KLM
Sun
Oct 24
60Eurostar
10Flixbus
357KLM
Mon
Oct 25
50SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
310KLM
Tue
Oct 26
50SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
310KLM
Wed
Oct 27
26SNCB | IC
10BlaBlaCar Bus
270KLM
Thu
Oct 28
26SNCB | IC
12Flixbus
310KLM
Fri
Oct 29
34SNCB | IC
17Flixbus
357KLM
Sat
Oct 30
34SNCB | IC
12Flixbus
237KLM
Sun
Oct 31
34SNCB | IC
14BlaBlaCar Bus
270KLM
Mon
Nov 1
26SNCB | IC
10BlaBlaCar Bus
237KLM
Tue
Nov 2
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
211KLM
Wed
Nov 3
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
211KLM
Thu
Nov 4
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
211KLM
Fri
Nov 5
34SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
211KLM
Sat
Nov 6
34SNCB | IC
10BlaBlaCar Bus
187KLM
Sun
Nov 7
34SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
187KLM
Mon
Nov 8
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
187KLM
Tue
Nov 9
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
187KLM

Travel Information from Brussels to Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range€10 - €198
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €10 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €198 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or NS International

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 107 miles (173 km) from Brussels to Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 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 journey are Lufthansa, Flixbus or NS International among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Brussels to Amsterdam.

Travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam

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.

Quick Guide to Amsterdam

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.

Travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam

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.

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

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

Can travellers from Belgium enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry into 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

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 10/20/21. 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 between Brussels and Amsterdam.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Brussels, Belgium from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The restriction level for your return to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Brussels from Amsterdam restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

You should observe these safety measures in Belgium as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 10/20/21. 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.

What are my Brussels to Amsterdam travel options?

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

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

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

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A coach is €188 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Brussels to Amsterdam costing on average €198.

A coach journey is usually €26 less than a journey to Amsterdam by train, which costs on average €36 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Brussels to Amsterdam?

The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Brussels is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Amsterdam that can usually take longer:

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

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 52 min.

What is the distance from Brussels to Amsterdam?

The Brussels to Amsterdam distance is approximately 107 miles (173 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam?

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

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

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Brussels to Amsterdam:

  • You can go to Amsterdam from Brussels by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for €198 with Lufthansa from Brussels to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can travel to Amsterdam from Brussels by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €10 with Flixbus from Brussels to Amsterdam.
  • You can travel to Amsterdam from Brussels by train with NS International. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €36 with NS International from Brussels to Amsterdam.
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Brussels and Amsterdam ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Amsterdam? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels to Amsterdam usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Paris, London or Berlin from Amsterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Brussels and Amsterdam online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam, 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 is €198 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a coach ticket is €10 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is €36 one way on average for this trip.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Amsterdam
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
Amenities
Bruxelles-Central
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

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 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
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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