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There are 6 ways to get from Utrecht to Brussels by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  2h 24m

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

$50 - $82

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

$6 - $17

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Train via Brussel-Centraal  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$30 - $57

Bus, train  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeursplein to Breda, Centraal Station 401
  2. Take the train from Breda to Brussel-Centraal Intercity direct / ...

$29 - $41

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Brussels 106.2 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  3h 9m

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

$61 - $261

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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Brussels is to bus which costs 5€ - 15€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Brussels is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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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/Midi via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 24m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Brussels is 148 km. The road distance is 169.8 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs 40€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Utrecht to Brussels, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 train which takes 2h 24m and costs 40€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 15€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 92.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

You can take a train from Utrecht to Brussels via Rotterdam Centraal in around 2h 24m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Utrecht to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $17 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Ouibus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
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 Utrecht to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Bravo
Phone
0900-9292
Email
klantenservice@bravo.info
Website
bravo.info
Bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeursplein to Breda, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
Bravo

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Brussels is 170 km. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Utrecht to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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