Travel from Belgium to Netherlands is: Partially open. See details.

There are 6 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht by plane, train, bus, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly, train  •  1h 38m

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

€52 - €204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Zaventem Airport to Utrecht Central Station 817

€10 - €13

4 alternative options

Train  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Hertogenbosch
  3. Take the train from Hertogenbosch to Utrecht Centraal Ice

€38 - €66

Train, bus  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda Ic
  2. Take the bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 401

€31 - €32

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht 168.3 km

€21 - €35

Towncar  •  1h 47m

  1. Take a town car from Brussels Airport to Utrecht 168.3 km

€30 - €60

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht by train

The train journey time between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Utrecht is around 2h 29m and covers a distance of around 186 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Dutch Railways (NS) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht train service departs from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arrives in Utrecht Centraal. Typically 124 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 29m
Fastest train time:
2h 24m
Trains per week:
124
Cheapest price:
€38
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:11
Last train departs at:
21:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Belgium → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Utrecht is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Utrecht is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht is to bus which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €50 - €210 and takes 1h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels Zaventem Airport and arriving at Utrecht Central Station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Utrecht Centraal via Breda and Hertogenbosch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Utrecht is 140 km. The road distance is 168.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs €35 - €70.

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It takes approximately 1h 38m to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels Zaventem Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht is to train which takes 2h 20m and costs €35 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €13 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht.
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  • Distance: 139.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 38m

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Utrecht, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht via Breda and Hertogenbosch in around 2h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Zaventem Airport to Utrecht Central Station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €10 - €13 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
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 Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €19
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €12
1st Class
€14 - €19
Train from Breda to Hertogenbosch
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €22
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €22
Train from Hertogenbosch to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €20
1st Class
€25 - €29
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hertogenbosch to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zaventem Airport to Utrecht Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12
Website
Bravo
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Brussels Airport to Utrecht
Estimated price
€30 - €60

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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 Airport (BRU) to Utrecht bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Utrecht Central Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht is 168 km. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Brussels Airport (BRU) to Utrecht bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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