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

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Train Thalys  •  1 h 59 min

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

$64 - $86

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Rideshare  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels 127.8 miles

$13 - $23

4 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal Intercity direct

$28 - $50

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h

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

$14 - $23

Bus Eurolines NL  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels 300

$25 - $31

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels 127.3 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Netherlands to Belgium station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Buiten Brouwersstraat and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Centraal. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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The distance between Netherlands and Belgium is 220 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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The best way to get from Netherlands to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Netherlands to Belgium, including transfers.

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Netherlands to Belgium bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Netherlands to Belgium train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Netherlands to Belgium is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h.

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Netherlands to Belgium bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Netherlands to Belgium train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Brussel-Centraal station.

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  • Distance: 137.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

What companies run services between Netherlands and Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min. Eurostar also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Netherlands and Belgium. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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