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There are 4 ways to get from Utrecht to Brussels by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Utrecht > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Sainte Aybert - France > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

9€ - 14€

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Train  •  3h 6m

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

69€ - 139€

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Brussels 169.9 km

21€ - 35€

Train, fly  •  2h 35m

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

57€ - 219€

Utrecht to Brussels by bus

The bus journey time between Utrecht and Brussels is around 2h 38m and covers a distance of around 175 km. The fastest bus normally takes 2h 35m. Operated by Blablabus and FlixBus, the Utrecht to Brussels bus service departs from Utrecht and arrives in Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. Typically 10 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 38m
Fastest bus time:
2h 35m
Buses per week:
10
Cheapest price:
9€
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
11:30
Last bus departs at:
17:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Utrecht to Brussels bus schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Vatican
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Belgium.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Brussels is to bus which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Brussels is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Brussels is 148 km. The road distance is 169.9 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Brussels without a car is to bus which takes 2h 35m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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The bus from Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station takes 2h 35m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Utrecht to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Utrecht station.

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

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Brussels is to bus which takes 2h 35m and costs 9€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 140€ and takes 3h 6m.

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  • Distance: 148 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

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

Blablabus operates a bus from Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station once daily. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 2h 35m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Utrecht to Brussels via Schiphol Airport in around 3h 6m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Train operators
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 Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
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€
Bus operators
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 Utrecht to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Utrecht Central Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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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Utrecht to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Brussels is 170 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Utrecht to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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