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

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Train  •  1h 52m

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

60€ - 340€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810 / ...

11€ - 17€

4 alternative options

Bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht  •  3h 48m

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

20€ - 28€

Rideshare  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam 207.6 km

13€

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam 201.5 km

25€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 29m

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

58€ - 161€

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which costs 60€ - 340€ and takes 1h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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The distance between Brussels and Amsterdam is 173 km. The road distance is 201.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs 60€ - 340€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs 60€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 2h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal every 4 hours. Tickets cost 60€ - 130€ and the journey takes 1h 52m. Eurostar also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk hourly. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. CityBusExpress also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Bus operators
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Brussels Noord Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress
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 Bruxelles, Midi to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Amsterdam is 202 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Brussels to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 3633+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Amsterdam. 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 Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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