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

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Train  •  1h 52m

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

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Rideshare  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam 207.6 km

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

Night train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the night train from Brussels South to Amsterdam

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam 201.5 km

Fly  •  2h 30m

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

Brussels to Amsterdam by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Amsterdam is around 1h 52m and covers a distance of around 206 km. Operated by Thalys, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Eurostar, the Brussels to Amsterdam train service departs from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 170 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

170 Weekly Trains
1h 52m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs €13 and takes 2h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs €18 - €310.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North train station station and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. 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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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The distance between Brussels and Amsterdam is 173 km. The road distance is 201.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs €18 - €310.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels 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 to Amsterdam is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs €18 - €310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €25 and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €210 and takes 2h 30m.

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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal every 3 hours. Tickets cost €55 - €110 and the journey takes 1h 52m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk hourly. Tickets cost €17 - €25 and the journey takes 2h 45m. BlaBlaCar Bus also services this route hourly.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€60 - €85
Premium
€85 - €110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Website
https://www.eurostar.com/rw-en
Business Premier
€230 - €310
Standard
€70 - €100
Standard Premier
€120 - €150
European Sleeper
Email
info@europeansleeper.eu
Website
europeansleeper.eu
Night train from Brussels South to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Schedules at
europeansleeper.eu
Seats - Budget
€15 - €22
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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.
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BlaBlaCar Bus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13
Book at
blablacar.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 Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Amsterdam is 202 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 2382+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at €35 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Amsterdam. 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 Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs €8 - €10.

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