How to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam

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from Brussels to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

04:20PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h33 07:53PMAmsterdam
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03:30PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h49 07:19PMAmsterdam
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07:15PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h00 11:15PMAmsterdam
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06:10AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h50 10:00AMAmsterdam
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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Brussels

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €330 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, KLM or Thalys

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train to Amsterdam from Brussels. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, KLM or Thalys among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train 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

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

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Brussels restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 6/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Brussels to Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 6/27/22. 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 4 ways that you can travel to Amsterdam from Brussels. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam. Tickets for a ferry cost on average €1.

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A ferry is about €14 less than a coach, which costs on average €14 for this trip.

A ferry is generally €330 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average €330 from Brussels to Amsterdam.

A ferry is €86 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Brussels to Amsterdam costing on average €86.

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

Other travel options between Brussels and Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 45 min.

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In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by train can take on average 1 h 52 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:

  • Around 18 coaches per day.
  • 10 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Brussels Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Brussels to Amsterdam depart from Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal.

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:

  • 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 €14.
  • KLM can get you to Amsterdam by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with KLM from Brussels to Amsterdam for €330 on Omio.
  • Thalys can take you to Amsterdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Thalys from Brussels to Amsterdam for €86.

Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 17 direct coaches per day to Amsterdam with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Amsterdam with KLM or KLM Cityhopper.
  • You can find 10 direct trains per day to take to Amsterdam with SNCB or Thalys.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

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.

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 coach ticket is on average €14 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is €330 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is €1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is €86 one way on average for this journey.

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.

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