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

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

4 alternative options

Train via Breda

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels South to Amsterdam

Fly

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

Brussels South to Amsterdam by walk and train

63 Weekly Services
2h 4m Average Duration
€60 Cheapest Price
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Belgium → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • There are no current restrictions
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

There are no current restrictions

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Amsterdam is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

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

No, returning to Belgium from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels South to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs €13 and takes 3h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels South to Amsterdam is to train which costs €60 - €130 and takes 2h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station and arriving at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 59m.

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The distance between Brussels South and Amsterdam is 175 km. The road distance is 209 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels South to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs €60 - €130.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal takes 1h 59m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Brussels South to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels South to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels South to Amsterdam is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs €60 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €14 and takes 3h 49m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €410 and takes 2h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels South to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 175.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 4m

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal every 3 hours. Tickets cost €60 - €130 and the journey takes 1h 59m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk twice daily. Tickets cost €10 - €14 and the journey takes 3h 49m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
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 Breda to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€24 - €35
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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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 South to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Brussels South to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels South to Amsterdam is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Brussels South to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels South and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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