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There are 5 ways to get from Merelbeke to Amsterdam by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Anvers-Central
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen

Bus via Amsterdam Sloterdijk

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Amsterdam Sloterdijk

Drive

  1. Drive from Merelbeke to Amsterdam

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

Merelbeke to Amsterdam by bus and train

The journey time between Merelbeke and Amsterdam is around 3h 40m and covers a distance of around 234 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 13m. Operated by De Lijn, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Thalys, the Merelbeke to Amsterdam service departs from Merelbeke Kerk and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 85 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

85 Weekly Services
3h 40m Average Duration
€64 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • There are no current restrictions
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed 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
  • There are no current restrictions

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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: 16 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Merelbeke to Amsterdam is to bus, which costs €8 - €14 and takes 4h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Merelbeke to Amsterdam is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Merelbeke to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Merelbeke Kerk and arriving at Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen via Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Merelbeke and Amsterdam is 172 km. The road distance is 218.9 km.

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The best way to get from Merelbeke to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs €60 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Merelbeke to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Merelbeke to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan station.

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The best way to get from Merelbeke to Amsterdam is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs €60 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €8 - €14 and takes 4h 32m.

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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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Merelbeke to Amsterdam bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen station.

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  • Distance: 172.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

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

You can take a train from Merelbeke to Amsterdam via Gent Sint-Pietersstation perron 7, Gand-Saint-Pierre, and Anvers-Central in around 3h 40m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a bus from Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen once daily. Tickets cost €7 - €11 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €17
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
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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Yes, the driving distance between Merelbeke to Amsterdam is 219 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Merelbeke to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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