How to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

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from Amsterdam to Brussels

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

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To get from Amsterdam to Brussels on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:25PMAmsterdam3h45 04:10PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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09:15AMAmsterdam4h10 01:25PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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11:00PMAmsterdam4h11 03:11AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:28AMAmsterdam Centraal2h49 11:17AMBrussels-Midi
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Travel Information to Brussels from Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $219
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€14) • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $219 (€198) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCB

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 107 miles (173 km) from Amsterdam to Brussels. 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 $15 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, KLM Cityhopper or SNCB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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

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

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; 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 from Amsterdam to Brussels.

The restriction level for your return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Amsterdam from Brussels restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Amsterdam from Brussels?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Amsterdam from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel to Brussels from Amsterdam including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Amsterdam is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€14).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

Taking a bus is usually $204 (€184) less than taking a flight to Brussels, which costs on average $219 (€198) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $41 (€37) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $56 (€51) from Amsterdam to Brussels.

The fastest way to get to Brussels from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 25 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 53 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

  • 17 buses a day.
  • 11 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Amsterdam to Brussels:

  • Buses mostly depart from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Flights mostly leave from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and tend to arrive in Brussels Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Brussels at Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $15 (€14) with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by plane with KLM Cityhopper. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $219 (€198) with KLM Cityhopper from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can travel from Amsterdam to Brussels by train with SNCB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $56 (€51) with SNCB from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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

  • You'll find 14 direct buses a day to Brussels with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Lasta.
  • You can find 11 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.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Amsterdam to Brussels often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Bruges. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Amsterdam and Brussels itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Brussels and any of these top destinations today!

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 $15 (€14) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $219 (€198) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $56 (€51) one way for this trip.

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.

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