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

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To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 11:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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511One-way
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02:53PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h49 06:42PMAmsterdam
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09:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 12:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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10:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 01:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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08:52AMBrussels-Midi1h52 10:44AMAmsterdam Centraal
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Jan 28
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17Flixbus
506KLM
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Jan 29
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10BlaBlaCar Bus
506KLM
Sun
Jan 30
82Thalys
17Flixbus
506KLM
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Jan 31
51SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
423KLM
Tue
Feb 1
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14Flixbus
423KLM
Wed
Feb 2
51SNCB | IC
17Flixbus
363KLM
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Feb 3
26SNCB | IC
10BlaBlaCar Bus
363KLM
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Feb 4
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10BlaBlaCar Bus
315KLM
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Feb 5
34SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
315KLM
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Feb 6
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10Flixbus
276KLM
Mon
Feb 7
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
276KLM
Tue
Feb 8
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
242KLM
Wed
Feb 9
26SNCB | IC
14BlaBlaCar Bus
242KLM
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Feb 10
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
242KLM
Fri
Feb 11
34SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
217KLM
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Feb 12
34SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
217KLM
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Feb 13
34SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
217KLM
Mon
Feb 14
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
193KLM
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Feb 15
26SNCB | IC
10Flixbus
193KLM
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Feb 16
26SNCB | IC
12BlaBlaCar Bus
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Travel Information between Brussels and Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range€10 - €133
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €10 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €133 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM, BlaBlaCar Bus or NS International

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by flight, coach or train between Brussels and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 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 trip are KLM, BlaBlaCar Bus or NS International among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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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 international travel between Brussels, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands allowed?

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

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Brussels restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 1/24/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Brussels and Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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)

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Belgium 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 Brussels from Amsterdam here.

What are my travel options from Brussels to Amsterdam?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Brussels to Amsterdam. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Brussels and 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 journey is usually €123 less than a journey to Amsterdam by plane, which costs on average €133 for the same trip.

A coach is about €15 less than a train, which costs on average €25 for this route.

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

The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Brussels is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

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

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

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 50 min.

How many miles are between Brussels and Amsterdam

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

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 journey from Brussels to Amsterdam as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam?

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

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

Who can get me 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:

  • Travel with KLM for flights to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for KLM Brussels to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for €133.
  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Amsterdam by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam for €10.
  • Travel with NS International for trains to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for NS International Brussels to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for €25.

Is there a direct service to Amsterdam from Brussels?

Yes, there are direct services available to Amsterdam from Brussels with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with KLM.
  • You can travel directly by coach with Flixbus.

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 to Amsterdam from Brussels.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Amsterdam from Brussels?

Many of our customers travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam don't make Amsterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, London or Berlin, either of which you could add to your Brussels and Amsterdam trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Amsterdam to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book tickets to Amsterdam from Brussels online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Brussels to Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing €133 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost €10 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing €25 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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