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from Amsterdam to Brussels

You can get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Brussels on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00AMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk9h55 04:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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$221One-way
Cheapest
07:00AMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk9h55 04:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
1 changes
$221One-way
Other options
08:55AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol3h50 12:45PMBrussels Airport
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$3851One-way
08:55AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol8h30 05:25PMBrussels Airport
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$3851One-way
02:55PMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol4h10 07:05PMBrussels Airport
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$5021One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
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$15Flixbus
$373Lufthansa
Mon
Sep 20
$61NS International
$12Flixbus
$343Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Sep 21
$61NS International
$12Flixbus
$230Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 22
$61NS International
$12Flixbus
$246Lufthansa
Thu
Sep 23
$61NS International
$14Flixbus
$279KLM
Fri
Sep 24
$61NS International
$12Flixbus
$186Lufthansa
Sat
Sep 25
$61NS International
$12Flixbus
$224Lufthansa
Sun
Sep 26
$41NS International
$12Flixbus
$224KLM
Mon
Sep 27
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$202KLM
Tue
Sep 28
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$246Lufthansa
Wed
Sep 29
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$182KLM
Thu
Sep 30
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$182KLM
Fri
Oct 1
$37Thalys
$12Flixbus
$130Lufthansa
Sat
Oct 2
$37Thalys
$12Flixbus
$130Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 3
$37Thalys
$12Flixbus
$166KLM
Mon
Oct 4
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$166KLM
Tue
Oct 5
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$166KLM
Wed
Oct 6
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$166KLM
Thu
Oct 7
$31NS International
$12Flixbus
$166KLM
Fri
Oct 8
$41NS International
$12Flixbus
$166KLM
Sat
Oct 9
$41NS International
$12Flixbus
$146Lufthansa

Travel Information to Brussels from Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $389
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€10) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $389 (€310) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by bus, flight or train to Brussels from Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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How to Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

Situated just over 200 kilometers away from Amsterdam, Belgium's capital city of Brussels is convenient to reach by air, bus or train. The fastest method of travel is by high-speed train, taking only 1 hour and 50 minutes, but flights are also available. Buses take the longest at approximately 3 hours journey time.

Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels | Buses from Amsterdam to Brussels | Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels

Amsterdam to Brussels Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€10

2:45 h

2 Weeks Ahead

trains

€42

1:51 h

2 Weeks Ahead

flight

€149

0:40 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. Buses traveling from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station and take approximately 2:45 h to arrive at Brussels' Gare du Nord. Approximately 10 buses travel from Amsterdam to Brussels every day, with the first bus departing Amsterdam at 8:15 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Amsterdam to Brussels include Flixbus and Ouibus.


Fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels


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Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels; however, when traveling to and from Amsterdam and Brussels' airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed Thalys train is actually the fastest way to travel. Trains traveling from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from Amsterdam Centraal train station and arrive at Bruxelles Central train station after 2 hours of traveling. NS trains also frequently travel from Amsterdam to Brussels, taking approximately 3 hours to complete the journey.


Most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels


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Taking a bus is the most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. The bus journey from Amsterdam to Brussels is considerably cheaper than taking the train or bus while only taking slightly longer to arrive in Brussels. Buses frequently depart from Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station and take 2:45 h to arrive at Brussels' Gare du Nord bus station. Rideshares from Amsterdam to Brussels are also popular, taking approximately 2 hours to arrive in Brussels.


How to get from Amsterdam to Brussels

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels, 55,61% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Brussels, Belgium from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels if traveling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • 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

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/14/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Brussels from Amsterdam.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 9/14/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Brussels.

How do I get from Amsterdam to Brussels?

There are 3 ways to get from Amsterdam to Brussels: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a bus with an average price of $13 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A bus is generally $376 (€300) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $389 (€310) from Amsterdam to Brussels.

Taking a bus is usually $33 (€27) less than taking a train to Brussels, which costs on average $46 (€36) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The quickest way to travel between Amsterdam and Brussels is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 2 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Brussels by train can take on average 2 h 20 min.

What is the distance between Amsterdam and Brussels?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Amsterdam to Brussels as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Which travel companies can take me from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Brussels:

  • You can travel by bus to Brussels from Amsterdam with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Brussels tickets for $13 (€10) on Omio.
  • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by plane with KLM. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $389 (€310) with KLM from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for $46 (€36) with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Brussels from Amsterdam?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Brussels with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Brussels with Thalys or NS International.

Direct services to Brussels tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Amsterdam to Brussels?
Omio customers who travel from Amsterdam to Brussels often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, London or Bruges. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Brussels and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Brussels, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $13 (€10) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $389 (€310) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $46 (€36) one way.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Brussels tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Brussels
Amsterdam City Centre
Amenities
Amsterdam Centraal
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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