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 Dec 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:40PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h21 04:01PMAmsterdam
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12:40PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h21 04:01PMAmsterdam
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03:30PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h49 07:19PMAmsterdam
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04:55AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h55 08:50AMAmsterdam
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02:48AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h12 07:00AMAmsterdam
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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Brussels

distanceDistance173 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€39 - €325
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €39 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €325 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or NS International

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 173 km from Brussels to 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 €39. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa or NS International 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels to Amsterdam

Travel Tips: Travel to Amsterdam easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Amsterdam.

International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Belgium?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Amsterdam if travelling from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Netherlands must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; 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 between Brussels and Amsterdam.

Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Brussels from Amsterdam.

You can travel between Brussels and Amsterdam 4 different ways: coach, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way from Brussels to Amsterdam is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €39 compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A coach journey is usually €286 less than a journey to Amsterdam by plane, which costs on average €325 for the same trip.

A coach is €11 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Brussels to Amsterdam costing on average €50.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 52 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 173 km from Brussels to Amsterdam.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:

  • 19 coaches a day.
  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Amsterdam from Brussels as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight 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 catch 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 catch their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • You can travel to Amsterdam from Brussels by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €39 with Flixbus from Brussels to Amsterdam.
  • You can travel by plane from Brussels to Amsterdam with Lufthansa, and you can find Lufthansa Brussels to Amsterdam tickets for €325 on Omio.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Brussels by train with NS International. You'll see cheap train tickets for €50 with NS International from Brussels to Amsterdam on Omio.

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

  • You can find 13 direct coaches per day to take to Amsterdam with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Amsterdam with KLM or KLM Cityhopper.
  • You can check for a direct train to Amsterdam with Thalys with 12 direct trains per day.

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 buy tickets for this route.

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.

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

  • Coach tickets cost €39 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average €325 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average €50 one way.

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

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