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

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Train  •  1h 53m

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

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Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels 204.7 km

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

Night train  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi European Sleeper

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels 203.7 km

Fly  •  2h 15m

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

Amsterdam to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Brussels is around 1h 53m and covers a distance of around 206 km. Operated by Thalys, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and European Sleeper, the Amsterdam to Brussels train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 182 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

182 Weekly Trains
1h 53m Average Duration
€14 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to rideshare which costs €11 - €20 and takes 2h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs €14 - €110.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. 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 Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart hourly, 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 €14 - €110.

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

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

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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 €14 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €17 - €25 and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €210 and takes 2h 15m.

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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 hourly. Tickets cost €55 - €110 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station hourly. Tickets cost €17 - €25 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€60 - €85
Premium
€85 - €110
European Sleeper
Email
info@europeansleeper.eu
Website
europeansleeper.eu
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Schedules at
europeansleeper.eu
Seats - Budget
€14 - €21
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Schedules at
europeansleeper.eu
Seats - Budget
€15 - €22
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
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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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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

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

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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 1360+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €36 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 13 min and costs €6 - €16.

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