There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Utrecht by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal Intercity

64€ - 352€

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Bus  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Utrecht 817 / ...

9€ - 24€

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda Ic
  3. Take the bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde 401

25€ - 31€

Drive  •  1h 46m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Utrecht 171.6 km

23€ - 35€

Fly, train  •  2h 54m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal

90€ - 257€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Utrecht is to bus which costs 9€ - 24€ and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Utrecht is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 1h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Utrecht. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Utrecht. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Utrecht Centraal via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 58m.

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The distance between Brussels and Utrecht is 148 km. The road distance is 171.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Utrecht without a car is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs 60€ - 360€.

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It takes approximately 1h 58m to get from Brussels to Utrecht, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Utrecht is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs 60€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 24€ and takes 3h 5m.

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  • Distance: 148 km
  • Duration: 1h 58m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Utrecht via Rotterdam Centraal in around 1h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Utrecht every 3 hours. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 3h 5m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Utrecht
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Breda, Centraal Station to Utrecht, CS Jaarbeurszijde
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€
Website
Bravo

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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 Utrecht bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Utrecht station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Utrecht is 172 km. It takes approximately 1h 46m to drive from Brussels to Utrecht.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Utrecht train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Brussels to Utrecht bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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