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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2h 19m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Aalst

61€ - 207€

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Bus, line 214 bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810 / ...
  2. Take the line 214 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 2 to Aalst Zeeberg 212 / ...

19€ - 32€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aalst Ic / ...

28€ - 76€

Train, line 214 bus  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Noord Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the line 214 bus from Brussel Noord Perron 2 to Aalst Zeeberg 212 / ...

27€ - 55€

Drive  •  2h 12m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst 141.4 miles

29€ - 45€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst is to bus and line 214 bus which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Aalst via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) and Aalst is 161 km. The road distance is 226.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst without a car is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs 28€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst, including transfers.

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs 28€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 214 bus, which costs 18€ - 35€ and takes 5h 8m.

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

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Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Aalst station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst.
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  • Distance: 100.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

What companies run services between Amsterdam Airport (AMS), Netherlands and Aalst, Belgium?

You can take a train from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst via Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Brussels, Brussels-North station, and Brussel Noord Perron 2 in around 5h 8m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Aalst
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 20€
1st Class
24€ - 27€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aalst
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
7€ - 11€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
1st Class
70€ - 95€
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 Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
23€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Noord
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Noord Perron 2 to Aalst Zeeberg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€
Website
De Lijn
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst is 226 km. It takes approximately 2h 12m to drive from Amsterdam Airport (AMS) to Aalst.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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