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

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Bus Eurolines NL  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300

$19 - $25

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 45 min

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

$11 - $20

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$29 - $50

Rideshare  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam 131.5 miles

$14

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam 127.3 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 34 min

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

$56 - $253

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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 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Amsterdam is 173 km. The road distance is 203.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Brussels to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to bus which takes 2 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 52 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam 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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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

Eurolines NL operates a bus from Brussels to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Brussels to Amsterdam hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 52 min. Eurostar also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $120
Premier
$110 - $140
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Amsterdam is 204 km. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2563+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at $86 USD 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 17 min and costs .

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