The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Brussels to Amsterdam is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 4 trains that leave Brussels for Amsterdam every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 50 min|
|Average train ticket price||$55 (€49)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Eurostar, SNCB, Thalys or SNCB | IC|
Trains from Brussels to Amsterdam cover the 107 miles (173 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 50 min with our travel partners like Eurostar, SNCB, Thalys or SNCB | IC. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $29 (€26), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€49). Travelers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
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Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Brussels and Amsterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Thalys from Brussels to Amsterdam train information:
When you are traveling on trains from Brussels to Amsterdam, you will be covering a distance of around 107 miles (172 km). The quickest trip on this route is a little less than 2h and, on average, the trip will take around 2h 20min to travel north on Brussels to Amsterdam trains.
When researching trains to Amsterdam from Brussels you will find that there are over 30 trains available every day of the week. The trains begin departing quite early in the morning at around 6:30 a.m. and the final train of the day departs just before about 10:00 p.m. On this route, all of the trains offered are direct trains.
The trip on trains from Brussels to Amsterdam will generally take around 2h to make the journey north that covers a distance of 107 miles (172 km). Even the slowest train on this route will still make the journey in around 2h 50min. With around 30 departures every day starting early in the morning until well into the evening, there are generally around three departures every hour of the day.
Woman in the Royal Palace in Brussels. Source: Shutterstock
Departure train station: Brussels Midi. This is a very large and modern train station that sits just to the southwest of the center of Brussels and it's only around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city. Bus routes IP, P, and S8 can all take you from the center of the city to the train station in 4min. This very large station offers amenities, such as lots of seating for passengers, ticket machines and a ticket office, plenty of food and beverage options, some shopping options, as well as large information boards giving information about trains arriving at and departing from the station.
Arrival train station: Amsterdam Centraal. This station sits right along the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal in the heart of Amsterdam. You will find the station is only around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center, and you can get to the city after your Brussels to Amsterdam train aboard the line 13 tram in around 4min. This station offers both ticket offices and automated ticket machines as well as left-luggage lockers and ATMs. Passengers will also find plenty of passenger lounges, places to eat, and several shopping choices inside the station.
The three providers that offer trains from Brussels to Amsterdam are Eurostar, SNCD, and Thalys. Eurostar offers two trains per day and the trains depart at around 2:20 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. SNCB has the most trains on this route starting just before about 6:00 a.m. every day and going until around 8:45 p.m. every evening. Thalys has around 12 daily trains starting at about 8:00 a.m. and continuing until about 9:00 p.m.
If you like to travel on trains to Amsterdam from Brussels during the evening hours, you are in luck because there are quite a few options for transit that depart after around 6:00 p.m. every day. When you combine all of the providers of trains on this route, there are roughly seven trains that depart every day after 6:00 p.m. with the final train of the day departing at around 9:20 p.m. before arriving in Amsterdam a little after 11:00 p.m.
This is the main provider of trains to Amsterdam from Brussels and their first train of the day departs at around 5:45 a.m. All of the trains take around 2h 50min to make the trip. The unique thing about their daily schedule is that all of their trains depart around 45min after the hour, so it is quite easy to remember what time the trains depart from the station.
This provider offers around 12 daily trips on trains to Amsterdam from Brussels with their first train departing just a little before 8:00 a.m. This provider also offers a convenient schedule for all of their trains during the day that all depart around eight minutes before the hour, starting just before 8:00 a.m. and continuing until just before 9:00 p.m. There are a couple of hours during the day where they do not provide a departure. The trip on these trains takes a little less than 2h to complete.
Eurostar has only two departures every day with the first one occurring around 2:20 p.m. and the second one occurring at around 9:20 p.m. The trip on these trains takes around 1h 50min to complete.
Train travel is one of the most environmentally friendly ways that you can travel. This is because multiple passengers ride in just one vehicle as opposed to all of them taking their own vehicle to make the trip. Because trains generally do not hit traffic on the way, the trip is quite quick compared to a vehicle on the road, which in turn lessens the environmental impact even further.
All of the providers of trains from Brussels to Amsterdam offer anywhere from two to three classes of seating aboard their trains. All of the trains offered on this route offer amenities such as Wi-Fi, power sockets at seats, air conditioning, plenty of legroom at the seats, including plenty of space for bags under the seat in front of you or in overhead compartments, plus all the providers offer food and beverage options during the trip. Most of the providers also allow you to bring up to three pieces of baggage aboard the train. You can generally either bring them on board the train and store them there or you can check a couple of bags as well. Collapsible bicycles can also travel on the trains free of charge and you can generally bring a small pet in a container aboard trains free of charge so long as the pet sits right next to you on the floor. With all of these providers, passengers with disabilities and limited mobility will be afforded the same travel experience as any other passengers, such as making sure that passengers in wheelchairs have a dedicated space to ride on the train.
As you look through the choices for trains from Brussels to Amsterdam, you'll see quite a variety of choice when it comes to the prices of the trains. As you can see from this trip, one way to save money is to choose a train that takes longer to make the trip. Another good tip for saving money is to try to book as far in advance of your travel date as possible as this gives you the best chance of finding any discounts offered on the trip. One final tip, if you're not picky about which day you depart, is to search through several days to see if there is one that is in lower demand and offers lower prices.
Train station of Amsterdam. Source: Shutterstock
As one of the iconic capitals of Europe, Amsterdam is a city that visitors to Europe definitely need to visit. This is a city filled with canals, cobblestone lanes, townhomes, as well as many bridges adorned with flowers. The city offers a great mix of places that are high on the list of any history buff, but also offers the kind of luxury travel experience that visitors may also enjoy. For amazing tips and articles on visiting Amsterda and many more destinations, check the Omio magazine The Window Seat. The city also offers a hip and trendy dining and cocktail scene, a robust art scene, and it is also a great place to just explore on foot or with a bicycle. Some of the must-see attractions you'll find in the city include:
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
When departing from Brussels, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Bruxelles-Midi, Brussels-Nord and Bruxelles-Central. When arriving in Amsterdam, you can end your route in train stations like Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Amsterdam Amstel.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi, which is located around 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Amsterdam Centraal, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.
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