Train from Amsterdam to Brussels

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Fastest train times from Amsterdam to Brussels

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Fastest Journey

1 h 53 m

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2 h 21 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

173 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Amsterdam for Brussels every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Brussels

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 28 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThalys, NS International, NS International | IC or Eurostar

Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels cover the 107 miles (173 km) long route taking on average 2 h 28 min with our travel partners like Thalys, NS International, NS International | IC or Eurostar. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $55 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Train companies: Eurostar and Thalys from Amsterdam to Brussels trains

You can travel by train between Amsterdam and Brussels with Eurostar and Thalys for as low as $55 (€50). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your Amsterdam to Brussels train, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

    Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Brussels from Amsterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

    Enjoy a smooth and easy trip from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes between Amsterdam and Brussels as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Amsterdam to Brussels train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train between Amsterdam and Brussels on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 107 miles (173 km) route to Brussels from Amsterdam with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.

    Train information from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys:

    • Average Duration: 2 h 1 min
    • Thalys frequency: 10 a day

    Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

    The journey from Amsterdam to Brussels takes about 1h 53min on most high-speed trains. Taking an Intercity train will add about an hour to your trip because they make more stops along the way; most Intercity trains take about 2h 52min to reach their destination. Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels depart regularly throughout the day, with both a high-speed train and an Intercity train departing every hour for most of the day, although sometimes you may have to wait up to 2h for the next departure.

    Amsterdam to Brussels Train Time: Daily Departures

    About 23 trains from Amsterdam to Brussels run each day from about 5:56 a.m. until 9:25 p.m., with departures scheduled almost every hour. Most hours of the day you have your choice of two departures, but some hours of the day have only one departure, and in the midday you may have to wait for up to 2h between trains. The train schedules vary slightly on the weekends, when slightly fewer departures are scheduled.

    How long is the journey by train from Amsterdam to Brussels?

    The duration of the journey depends upon the type of train on which you’re traveling. The high-speed Thalys trains from Amsterdam to Brussels complete their journey about 1h 53min. Eurostar’s high-speed trains complete the journey about 10min faster. Most of NS International’s Intercity trains share the high-speed tracks for this route, but they take about 2h 52min to reach Brussels because they stop at more cities en route to their destination. Regardless of the type of train you select for your journey, you won’t have to transfer trains along the way; all of the trains run directly between the cities.

    Amsterdam Canal. Source: Shutterstock

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Amsterdam to Brussels?

    Departure train station: Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from the Amsterdam Centraal railway station, which is located in the city center less than 0.5 miles (750 m) from Dam Square. If you don’t want to walk to the station, you can take the Metro’s Red, Yellow, Orange or Blue line (lines 53, 54, 51 or 52) to the station. More than ten tram lines also stop at the station, as do many of the city’s buses. Centraal is a large, modern transportation hub where passengers can find train ticket windows and automated ticket machines, luggage lockers, elevators, travel assistance, a waiting room, car rental counters, restrooms, and shops & restaurants.

    Arrival train station: All trains from Amsterdam to Brussels arrive at the Brussels-South railway station. You may also find this station listed at Bruxelles-Midi (French) or Brussel-Zuid (Dutch), or you may hear it called by its nickname, “Le Midi”. Le Midi is located about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south of the city’s central square, called The Grand Place. The city’s Metro lines 2 and 6 as well as Tram lines 3 and 4 all stop at Le Midi, as do many city buses. Services at the station include a first-class travelers’ lounge, car rental counters, luggage storage, and tourist information.

    Which train companies travel from Amsterdam to Brussels?

    Thalys and Eurostar both operate high-speed trains from Amsterdam to Brussels. Thalys operates up to nine daily trains on this route, and Eurostar operates two daily weekday trains and one daily weekend train on this route. The Intercity trains that run the Amsterdam-to-Brussels route are operated by NS International, which offers about 13 daily Intercity trains on this route.

    Thalys trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

    About nine trains make the journey from Amsterdam to Brussels each day. The direct trip on one of Thalys’ high-speed trains lasts about 1h 53min. Thalys’ trains depart Amsterdam between about 7:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. each day, with trains departing hourly during the morning rush hour (until about 9:15 a.m.) and then usually every other hour for the rest of the day.

    Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

    Eurostar operates two daily direct high-speed trains from Amsterdam to Brussels on the weekdays, one in the morning (departing just before 8 a.m.) and one in the evening (departing just before 5:00 p.m.). On Saturdays, only the morning train departs Amsterdam. On Sundays, one train departs Amsterdam at around 5:50 p.m. The trip on a Eurostar train lasts about 1h 47min.

    NS International trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

    The Intercity trains from Amsterdam to Brussels operated by NS International take about 2h 52 to reach their destination. Passengers can expect to make more stops along the way when riding on an Intercity train than they would on one of the high-speed trains. The Intercity trains are usually the least expensive option for this route. About 13 NS International’s Intercity trains depart daily between about 5:56 a.m. and 9:25 p.m., with trains leaving Amsterdam every one to two hours throughout the day.

    Amsterdam Reflections. Source: Shutterstock

    Train Amsterdam to Brussels: Services on Board

    Both Thalys and Eurostar offer three levels of service on their high-speed trains from Amsterdam to Brussels (called Standard, Comfort and Premium on Thalys and Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier on Eurostar). NS International offers First- and Second-class seating on their Intercity trains. Thalys and Eurostar allow passengers to bring up to two large luggage items on the train for free, plus one carry-one item. There are no luggage limits on the NS International’s Intercity trains, but the company advices passengers to only bring as much luggage as you can comfortably transport on your own.

    Small pets can travel for free aboard Thalys and NS International trains provided they can comfortably travel in a carry-on travel crate. Larger dogs may also travel with passengers if they are leashed and muzzled while on board the train; a special pet ticket is required for larger dogs. On Eurostar trains, however, only guide dogs are allowed to board the trains. Passengers may bring bikes on board all trains from Amsterdam to Brussels as long as they are folded or disassembled and stored in a protective bag that fully covers the bike. The bike will count as a large luggage item on the Eurostar and Thalys trains.

    Passengers riding an Intercity train may bring a fully assembled bike on the train if they purchase a bike ticket; in July and August, Intercity passengers must also reserve a space in advance for the bike, and there is a small additional charge for the reservation. All of the trains are fully accessible for passengers with disabilities, and the trains all have a limited number of wheelchair spaces on board the trains.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels?

    When searching for cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels, it helps if you remain flexible with your travel dates and times. For example, tickets are often cheaper if you purchase a ticket for an off-peak departure. You can also purchase your ticket as much as six weeks in advance; the earlier you buy your ticket, the less you’ll pay. The Intercity trains from Amsterdam to Brussels will take about an hour longer to get you to your destination, but the tickets are much cheaper than tickets on one of the high-speed trains.

    To Brussels by train—travel tips

    Brussels may be considered the capital of Europe, but that doesn’t mean it’s all politics and business. There is plenty to keep a traveler busy among the city’s Flemish art, urban parks and Gothic cathedrals. The Grand Place, the city’s central square, houses beautiful examples of the city’s architecture. Other sites to admire include the Gothic Notre Dame Du Sablon cathedral and the Musee Royaux Beaux Arts fine art museum.

    After a day of sightseeing, you might want to unwind with a walk through Le Botanique botanical gardens or the Parc Du Cinquantenaire. Shoppers will definitely want to spend some time dipping into the shops along Avenue Louise in the Chatelain neighborhood just south of the city center, the street known around the world for the luxury stores found there. Shoppers hoping to score a great bargain should put the Marolles Flea Market in the central Marollen neighborhood on their itinerary. Foodies should certainly sample the beer, waffles, frites (Belgian fries) and chocolate before leaving the city.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Brussels.
    FAQs

    Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium by train is: Unrestricted.

    Can I enter Belgium from Netherlands?

    International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Amsterdam?

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

    All travelers in Belgium must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Recommended

    The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Amsterdam and Brussels as this information can change.

    Return travel from Belgium to Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Amsterdam from Brussels?

    Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Brussels?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Recommended

    Last checked on 11/17/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Brussels.

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Amsterdam to Brussels trains for as little as $55 (€50)  in the next 7 days.
    The train price from Amsterdam to Brussels is on average $55 (€50)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    The Amsterdam to Brussels train distance is approximately 107 miles (173 km).
    On average the Amsterdam to Brussels train time is 2 h 28 min  covering the 107 miles (173 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When departing from Amsterdam, you have various train station options to start your route from including Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel. When arriving in Brussels, you can end your journey in train stations like Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.

    Omio customers book a train from Amsterdam Centraal   to Bruxelles-Midi   most frequently for this route.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center of Amsterdam.

    The most popular arrival train station, Bruxelles-Midi, is located 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city center of Brussels.

    When taking a train from Amsterdam to Brussels, you can count on Thalys, NS International, NS International | IC or Eurostar for the best way to get you to Brussels. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Amsterdam and Brussels and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 10 direct trains per day from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
    On average, there are 10 trains a day from Amsterdam to Brussels. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train departing from Amsterdam to Brussels leaves at 9: 28 AM. The last train departing from Amsterdam to Brussels leaves at 9: 28 AM. You can find the latest Amsterdam to Brussels train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    You can find trains from Amsterdam to Brussels to cost on average $55 (€50) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Amsterdam to Brussels train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports in Amsterdam and Brussels

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    Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your trip to Brussels.
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    Public transit options for Amsterdam Centraal
    Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
    Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
    Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905
    Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
    Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet

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