You can get from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.
To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Oct 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||€10 - €198|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • €10 • 2 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • €198 • 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||Lufthansa, 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.
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.
Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
Conditions of entry into Netherlands:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures:
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.
The restriction level for your return to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Fully open.
Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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 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.
You can travel to Amsterdam from Brussels 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.
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.
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.
The Brussels to Amsterdam distance is approximately 107 miles (173 km).
The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:
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.
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