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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...

21€ - 340€

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Bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bruxelles, Nord 400 / ...

9€ - 12€

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Antwerp N760 / ...
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

17€ - 22€

Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels 204.7 km

11€ - 20€

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels 203.7 km

25€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 20m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

48€ - 160€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to bus which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which costs 21€ - 340€ and takes 1h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Brussels is 173 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs 21€ - 340€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 1h 53m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Amsterdam to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs 21€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 3h 31m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 160€ and takes 2h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 53m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi 4 times a day. Tickets cost 60€ - 130€ and the journey takes 1h 53m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bruxelles, Nord hourly. Tickets cost 17€ - 25€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Lasta also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Schedules at
lasta.rs
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Brussels is 204 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 2268+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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