You can get from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.
To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Mar 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||€9 - €41|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • €9 • 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • €9 • 45 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar Bus|
Travel 173 km by coach, flight or train to Amsterdam from 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as €9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train 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.
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: Unrestricted.
Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 3/8/23; 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 from Brussels to Amsterdam.
The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.
Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
All travellers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 3/8/23. 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 Brussels from Amsterdam here.
There are 3 ways that you can travel from Brussels to Amsterdam. You can take a coach, flight or train.
The cheapest way from Brussels to Amsterdam is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €9 compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:
A flight is about €1 less than a coach, which costs on average €10 for this route.
A flight is about €32 less than a train, which costs on average €41 for this journey.
The fastest way from Brussels to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.
Other travel options from Brussels to Amsterdam can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by coach can take on average 4 h 11 min.
In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by train can take on average 2 h 49 min.
The Brussels to Amsterdam distance is approximately 173 km.
The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Brussels and Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Brussels to Amsterdam:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
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 between Brussels and 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.
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