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There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 52m

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

60€ - 340€

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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Sainte Aybert - France > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Rotterdam > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

10€ - 13€

5 alternative options

Train via Breda  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct

25€ - 51€

Bus via Amsterdam Duivendrecht  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North Train Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht Belgrade - Antwerpen - Amsterdam

11€ - 14€

Rideshare  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam 207.6 km

13€

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam 201.5 km

25€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 30m

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

60€ - 252€

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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, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sint Maarten

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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
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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 Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Sint Maarten, Iceland, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba and Portugal
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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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 Amsterdam is 1351.

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

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, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which costs 60€ - 340€ and takes 1h 52m.

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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 10m.

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

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It is 173 km from Brussels to Amsterdam. It is approximately 201.5 km to drive.

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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 60€ - 340€.

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

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi 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 60€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 3h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Amsterdam.
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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 4 times a day. Tickets cost 60€ - 130€ and the journey takes 1h 52m. Eurostar also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk twice daily. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
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 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
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 6m
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Lasta
Website
lasta.rs
Bus from Brussels North Train Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Lasta
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
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 55 min.

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Amsterdam City Center - 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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Book your Brussels to Amsterdam train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 2293+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ 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 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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