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

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Train  •  1h 53m

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

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Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels 204.7 km

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

Train via Sint-Lenaarts  •  3h 5m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Cs to Noorderkempen Ic
  2. Take the train from Noorderkempen to Bruxelles-Central Ic

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels 203.7 km

Fly  •  2h 18m

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

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to bus which costs €12 - €15 and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which costs €60 - €340 and takes 1h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. 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 Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Brussels is 173 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs €60 - €340.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 1h 53m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Amsterdam to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 53m 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 18m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi every 2 hours. Tickets cost €60 - €130 and the journey takes 1h 53m. Eurostar also services this route once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station 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 Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €470
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once 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 Amsterdam Cs to Noorderkempen
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€21 - €35
Train from Noorderkempen to Bruxelles-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
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 Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Union Ivkoni
Columbuzz
Website
columbuzz.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to Brussels North Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Columbuzz
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 Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €21
Book at
blablacar.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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Amsterdam to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Brussels is 204 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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

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There are 1031+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Brussels. 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 Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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