How to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Brussels

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$10 - $335
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€9) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $335 (€289) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, KLM Cityhopper or NS International | IC Brussel

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by train, bus or flight to Brussels from Amsterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, KLM Cityhopper or NS International | IC Brussel among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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from Amsterdam to Brussels

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
12:25PM3h45
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
04:10PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
$131One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
05:00PM3h00
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
08:00PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
$121One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
KLM Cityhopper
09:05AM0h45
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
09:50AMBrussels Airport (BRU)
$6741One-way
0 transfers
Other options
NS International
09:25AM2h51
Amsterdam Centraal
12:16PMBrussels-Midi
$731One-way
0 transfers
NS International
08:25AM2h51
Amsterdam Centraal
11:16AMBrussels-Midi
$731One-way
0 transfers
Eurostar
08:45AM1h53
Amsterdam Centraal
10:38AMBrussels-Midi
$1151One-way
0 transfers
Union Ivkoni International
10:00AM4h00
Amsterdam
02:00PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$221One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:30PM2h45
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
04:15PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$201One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
12:30PM2h45
Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk)
03:15PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$211One-way
0 transfers
Lufthansa
08:45AM3h30
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
12:15PMBrussels Airport (BRU)
$5011One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa Cityline
11:15AM4h35
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
03:50PMBrussels Airport (BRU)
$5011One-way
1 transfer
Lufthansa Cityline
03:40PM4h25
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
08:05PMBrussels Airport (BRU)
$5011One-way
1 transfer

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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


cheap

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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FlixBus, Movelia and BlaBlaCar Bus will get you from Amsterdam to Brussels at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Eurostar is the premier high-speed railway service which connects the United Kingdom with Europe through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, with journeys connecting London St Pancras International with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam among other popular European cities. With its high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), the Eurostar makes travel between the UK and Europe as smooth and easy as possible. When you book your Amsterdam to Brussels travel, you can choose between ticket types like Standard, Standard Premier (with spacious seats and light refreshments served), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seats, lounge access, hot meals served and priority boarding).

Amsterdam to Brussels travel information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 53 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 9 a day

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Travel information from Amsterdam to Brussels with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 11 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 17 a day

Swiss is Switzerland’s leading airline and offers Economy and Business ticket fares for your next travel from Amsterdam to Brussels.

    FAQs: Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

    FAQs: Travel to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Brussels.
    FAQs

    There are 3 travel options from Amsterdam to Brussels: train, bus or flight.

    The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $10 (€9) compared to other travel options to Brussels:

    Taking a bus costs $325 (€280) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $335 (€289) for the same trip.

    Taking a bus costs $14 (€12) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $24 (€21).

    The quickest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Getting to Brussels by bus takes 2 h 45 min on average.

    Getting to Brussels by train takes 1 h 53 min on average.

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

    The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

    • 16 buses a day.
    • 16 trains a day.

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

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

    • Most travelers take a bus from Amsterdam, Piarcoplein (Amsterdam Sloterdijk) to Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
    • Most travelers catch their flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Brussels Airport.
    • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels-Midi.

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

    • You can travel by bus from Amsterdam to Brussels with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Ourbus, Lasta or Movelia, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Amsterdam to Brussels tickets for $10 (€9) on Omio.
    • You can travel between Amsterdam and Brussels by flight with KLM Cityhopper, KLM, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), SWISS or airmax. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $334 (€288) with SWISS from Amsterdam to Brussels.
    • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by train with NS International | IC Brussel, Eurostar, European Sleeper, NS International | IC Direct, PKP Intercity, BSB, Sprinter or SNCB. You'll see cheap train tickets for $24 (€21) with Eurostar from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.

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

    • You'll find 11 direct buses a day to Brussels with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus.
    • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Brussels with SNCB.

    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 route.

    Your trip from Amsterdam to Brussels doesn't have to end in Brussels. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Bruges, London or Berlin. If you’d like to add Paris, Bruges, London or Berlin to your Amsterdam to Brussels tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Brussels today!
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