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

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Train  •  1 h 52 min

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

$27 - $85

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Rideshare  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam 131.5 miles

$14

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines NL  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300

$19 - $24

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 11 min

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

$20 - $27

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam 127.3 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 32 min

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

$56 - $253

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Netherlands is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Netherlands is to train which costs 23€ - 75€ and takes 1 h 52 min.

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

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The distance between Brussels and Netherlands is 207 km. The road distance is 203.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Netherlands without a car is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs 23€ - 75€.

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

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Netherlands is to train which takes 1 h 52 min and costs 23€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 22€ and takes 2 h 32 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 220€ and takes 2 h 32 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Netherlands.
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  • Distance: 129.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 52 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Netherlands?

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Amsterdam hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 52 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines NL operates a bus from Brussels to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 15 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
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 Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
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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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Netherlands is 204 km. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Brussels to Netherlands.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 375+ hotels available in Netherlands. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Netherlands. 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 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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