Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels

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$84

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels will cost around $ 84 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 66.

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Jan 30
$97Thalys
$14Flixbus
$398Lufthansa
Mon
Jan 31
$59NS International
$14BlaBlaCar Bus
$398Lufthansa Cityline
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Feb 1
$59NS International
$14Flixbus
$397KLM
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Feb 2
$59NS International
$14BlaBlaCar Bus
$397KLM
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Feb 3
$59NS International
$12Flixbus
$348KLM
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Feb 4
$39NS International
$14Flixbus
$348KLM
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Feb 5
$39NS International
$12Flixbus
$308KLM
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Feb 6
$39NS International
$12Flixbus
$308KLM
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Feb 7
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$271KLM
Tue
Feb 8
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$271KLM
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Feb 9
$30NS International
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$241KLM
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Feb 10
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$241KLM
Fri
Feb 11
$39NS International
$12Flixbus
$241KLM
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Feb 12
$39NS International
$12Flixbus
$220KLM
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Feb 13
$39NS International
$14Flixbus
$220KLM
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Feb 14
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$220KLM
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Feb 15
$30NS International
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
$199KLM
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Feb 16
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$199KLM
Thu
Feb 17
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
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Fastest train times from Amsterdam to Brussels

Showing times and prices for Jan 29

Fastest Journey

1 h 53 m

Average

2 h 24 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

173 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Amsterdam for Brussels every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 173 km distance in an average of 2 h 24 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 53 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 48 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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11:15AMAmsterdam Centraal1h53 01:08PMBrussels-Midi
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08:15AMAmsterdam Centraal1h53 10:08AMBrussels-Midi
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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Brussels

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$64 (€54)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersNS International, Thalys, Eurostar or NS International | IC

Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels cover the 107 miles (173 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 53 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 $59 (€50), but the average price of train tickets is $64 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Train providers: Thalys and Eurostar from Amsterdam to Brussels trains

For as little as $59 (€50) you can travel by train to Brussels from Amsterdam with Thalys and Eurostar. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Thalys
Eurostar

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.

It’s easy to book your Thalys train ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels online with Omio! Simply check the current Thalys train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Amsterdam and Brussels as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Thalys train tickets online. Prices for Thalys trains to Brussels from Amsterdam start at $97 (€82) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 107 miles (173 km). If you search for Thalys trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Thalys tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Amsterdam to Brussels Thalys train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Train information from Amsterdam to Brussels with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 52 min
  • Average Price: $97
  • Thalys frequency: 4 a day

When you buy your Thalys train tickets to Brussels from Amsterdam don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

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

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Amsterdam and Brussels?

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

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/27/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Amsterdam and Brussels before traveling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Belgium by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Brussels to Amsterdam is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Netherlands from Belgium?

Reentry to Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/27/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Amsterdam from Brussels here.

How much are cheap trains between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Amsterdam to Brussels to cost as little as $59 (€50)  in the next 7 days.

How much is the train from Amsterdam to Brussels on average?

The Amsterdam to Brussels train ticket price is on average $64 (€54)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.

What is the distance from Amsterdam to Brussels by train?

The Amsterdam to Brussels train distance is approximately 107 miles (173 km).

How long is the train ride from Amsterdam to Brussels?

On average the Amsterdam to Brussels train travel time is 1 h 53 min  for the 107 miles (173 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Amsterdam to Brussels do I depart from? Which Brussels train station from Amsterdam do I arrive in?

When departing from Amsterdam, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. When arriving in Brussels, you can end your trip 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.

Where is the train station in Amsterdam? Where is the train station in Brussels?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Amsterdam Centraal, located approximately 0.6 miles (916 m) from the city center of Amsterdam. The most popular arrival train station in Brussels, called Bruxelles-Midi, is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Amsterdam to Brussels?

For the best Amsterdam to Brussels train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with NS International, Thalys, Eurostar or NS International | IC. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Amsterdam and Brussels to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any nonstop train services from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Yes, there are 16 direct trains to Brussels from Amsterdam per day with Thalys or NS International  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many train services are there to Brussels from Amsterdam a day?

The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Brussels is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Amsterdam to Brussels? When is the last train from Amsterdam to Brussels?

You can take the earliest train from Amsterdam to Brussels at 7: 28 AM   or take the last train from Amsterdam to Brussels leaving at 2: 15 PM. Look for the latest Amsterdam to Brussels train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

When should I book the Amsterdam to Brussels train for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way train ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels is on average $64 (€54) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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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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
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