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There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam

Bus

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

Train via Breda

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal

Bus via Amsterdam - Schipol Airport

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam

Fly

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs €13 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which costs €60 - €340 and takes 1h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North train station station and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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It is 173 km from Brussels to Amsterdam. It is approximately 201.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs €60 - €340.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs €60 - €340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €15 and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €45 - €250 and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal every 2 hours. Tickets cost €60 - €130 and the journey takes 1h 52m. Eurostar also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk every 4 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €340
Standard
€75 - €95
Standard Premier
€120 - €160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€17 - €25
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 Breda to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€24 - €35
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Brussels North Train Station to Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Columbuzz
Website
columbuzz.nl
Bus from Brussels North Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Columbuzz
Ouibus
Website
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Amsterdam - Schipol Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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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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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Amsterdam is 202 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Amsterdam bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2080+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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