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There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Alkmaar by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar Sprinter / ...

$70 - $100

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Bus  •  5 h 11 min

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

$21 - $31

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Alkmaar Sprinter / ...

$27 - $40

Train via Brussel-Centraal  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar Sprinter / ...

$38 - $66

Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Alkmaar 152.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Zaandam to Alkmaar

$63 - $266

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Alkmaar is to bus which costs 18€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Alkmaar is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Alkmaar. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Alkmaar, Kanaalkade via Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk and Purmerend, Tramplein. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Alkmaar. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Alkmaar via Amsterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Alkmaar is 200 km. The road distance is 243.8 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Alkmaar without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 60€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Brussels to Alkmaar, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Alkmaar is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 60€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 28€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Alkmaar.
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  • Distance: 125 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Alkmaar, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Brussels to Alkmaar via Amsterdam Centraal in around 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Alkmaar every 2 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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 Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zaandam to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Brussels to Alkmaar bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Brussels to Alkmaar train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Alkmaar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Alkmaar is 244 km. It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to drive from Brussels to Alkmaar.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 1172+ hotels available in Alkmaar. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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