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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:05PMAmsterdam3h46 06:51PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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$231One-way
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03:05PMAmsterdam3h46 06:51PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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$231One-way
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12:25PMAmsterdam3h19 03:44PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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$681One-way
10:55AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol3h30 02:25PMBrussels Airport
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$4551One-way
08:50AMAmsterdam Airport Schiphol3h30 12:20PMBrussels Airport
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$4891One-way

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Sun
Jan 23
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$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$405Lufthansa
Mon
Jan 24
$60NS International
$17Flixbus
$435Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Jan 25
$60NS International
$14Flixbus
$405Lufthansa
Wed
Jan 26
$60NS International
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$404KLM
Thu
Jan 27
$60NS International
$12Flixbus
$387Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Jan 28
$60NS International
$12Flixbus
$354KLM
Sat
Jan 29
$40NS International
$14BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Jan 30
$69Thalys
$12Flixbus
$313KLM
Mon
Jan 31
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$276KLM
Tue
Feb 1
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$276KLM
Wed
Feb 2
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$276KLM
Thu
Feb 3
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$246KLM
Fri
Feb 4
$40NS International
$12Flixbus
$246KLM
Sat
Feb 5
$40NS International
$12Flixbus
$246KLM
Sun
Feb 6
$40NS International
$12Flixbus
$224KLM
Mon
Feb 7
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$224KLM
Tue
Feb 8
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$224KLM
Wed
Feb 9
$30NS International
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
$202KLM
Thu
Feb 10
$30NS International
$12Flixbus
$202KLM
Fri
Feb 11
$40NS International
$12Flixbus
$202KLM

Travel Information between Amsterdam and Brussels

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $179
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $179 (€149) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM, Flixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by flight, bus or train between Amsterdam and 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 $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are KLM, Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus 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

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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 are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Brussels, Belgium if I’m coming from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

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

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Brussels from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • 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)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Brussels, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/20/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Amsterdam to Brussels.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Brussels?

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Brussels here.

How do I travel from Amsterdam to Brussels?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. You can take a flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a bus with an average price of $13 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

Taking a bus is about $166 (€138) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $179 (€149) for this route.

A bus is generally $18 (€15) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $31 (€26) from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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

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

There are alternative travel options to Brussels that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Brussels by bus can take on average 2 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 48 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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

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 flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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

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

Who can get me from Amsterdam to Brussels?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Brussels, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • KLM can take you to Brussels by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM from Amsterdam to Brussels for $179 (€149).
  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Brussels by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Brussels tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).
  • SNCB | IC can get you to Brussels by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Brussels for $31 (€26) on Omio.

Can I find a direct route from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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

  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with Thalys or NS International.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Amsterdam to Brussels?

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!

How far in advance should I book tickets between Amsterdam and Brussels online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Brussels, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $179 (€149) one way.
  • Bus tickets cost $13 (€11) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $31 (€26) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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