|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 20 min|
|Average train ticket price||$56 (€45)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||NS International, Thalys, Eurostar or NS International | IC|
Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels cover the 107 miles (173 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 20 min with our travel partners like NS International, Thalys, Eurostar or NS International | IC. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $36 (€29), but the average price of train tickets is $56 (€45). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
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Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
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Train information from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys:
Thalys' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Amsterdam to Brussels are the following:
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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 by train between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 9/26/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Amsterdam to Brussels closer to your date of departure here
Return travel from Belgium to Netherlands is: Fully open.
Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/26/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Brussels.
There are a few train stations in Amsterdam to start your journey from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. In Brussels you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Amsterdam Centraal, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Amsterdam.
The most popular arrival train station, Bruxelles-Midi, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Brussels.
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