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There are 6 ways to get from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist by train, ferry, bus, car, plane or towncar

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Train  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duinbergen Ic

72€ - 135€

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Bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges 802

20€ - 26€

4 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Vlissingen Intercity
  2. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf

31€ - 73€

Drive  •  2h 34m

  1. Drive from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist 236.5 km

29€ - 45€

Fly, train  •  3h 34m

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

67€ - 210€

Towncar  •  2h 34m

  1. Take a town car from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Knokke-Heist 236.5 km

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Knokke-Heist is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Knokke-Heist is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Knokke-Heist is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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The cost-effective way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist is to bus, which costs 20€ - 26€ and takes 7h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist station. However, there are services departing from Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza and arriving at Knokke Station perron 3 via Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Brugge Station perron 10. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Duinbergen via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between Schiphol, Airport and Knokke-Heist is 148 km. The road distance is 236.5 km.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist without a car is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs 70€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist, including transfers.

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Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist is to train which takes 3h 55m and costs 70€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 26€ and takes 7h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist.
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  • Distance: 148.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Schiphol, Airport, Netherlands and Knokke-Heist, Belgium?

You can take a train from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges once daily. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duinbergen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Duinbergen
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 25€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
23€ - 25€
1st Class
32€ - 36€
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 Leiden Centraal to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Website
Westerschelde Ferry
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Knokke-Heist

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Duinbergen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist is 237 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Schiphol, Airport to Knokke-Heist.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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