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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Zaventem by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Antwerp  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brussels Airport-Zaventem Ic / ...

35€ - 80€

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Bus  •  3h 46m

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

13€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem Intercity direct / ...

24€ - 51€

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Zaventem 126.5 miles

26€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 18m

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

49€ - 206€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Zaventem is to bus which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Zaventem is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Zaventem. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Zaventem Kerkplein via Brussel Noord Perron 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Zaventem. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussels Airport-Zaventem via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 5m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Zaventem is 168 km. The road distance is 202.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zaventem without a car is to train via Antwerp which takes 2h 5m and costs 35€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m to get from Amsterdam to Zaventem, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Zaventem is to train via Antwerp which takes 2h 5m and costs 35€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 3h 46m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 2h 18m.

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  • Distance: 105.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Zaventem via Antwerpen-Centraal and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2h 5m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Zaventem hourly. Tickets cost 10€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. CityBusExpress also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
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 Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
29€ - 45€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 20€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
17€ - 20€
1st Class
24€ - 27€
Bus operators
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train Station to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress

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

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Amsterdam to Zaventem train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Zaventem is 202 km. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from Amsterdam to Zaventem.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1156+ hotels available in Zaventem. Prices start at 65€ per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 6€ - 13€.

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