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To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Jun 14 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 11:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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Sun
Jun 13
$64SNCB | IC
$15Flixbus
$641KLM
Mon
Jun 14
$64SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$641KLM
Tue
Jun 15
$64SNCB | IC
$15Flixbus
$458KLM
Wed
Jun 16
$64SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$458KLM
Thu
Jun 17
$64SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$398KLM
Fri
Jun 18
$64SNCB | IC
$15Flixbus
$398KLM
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Jun 19
$64SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$398KLM
Sun
Jun 20
$44SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$347KLM
Mon
Jun 21
$33SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$304KLM
Tue
Jun 22
$32Thalys
$13Flixbus
$304KLM
Wed
Jun 23
$33SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$304KLM
Thu
Jun 24
$32Thalys
$13Flixbus
$304KLM
Fri
Jun 25
$44SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$304KLM
Sat
Jun 26
$44SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$271KLM
Sun
Jun 27
$44SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$271KLM
Mon
Jun 28
$33SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$271KLM
Tue
Jun 29
$32Thalys
$13Flixbus
$240KLM
Wed
Jun 30
$32Thalys
$13Flixbus
$240KLM
Thu
Jul 1
$33SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$240KLM
Fri
Jul 2
$32Thalys
$13Flixbus
$240KLM
Sat
Jul 3
$44SNCB | IC
$13Flixbus
$240KLM
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How to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam?

The travel route from Brussels to Amsterdam is a popular one, with many transport options available. The capitals of Belgium and The Netherlands are connected by train, bus, and plane. Multiple connections are available on a daily basis, with a travel duration ranging from 2 to 5 hours.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam is by bus. FlixBus and BlaBaBus offer extremely affordable bus tickets on this route. Regular direct buses have a travel time of 3 to 4 and a half hours. The faster express buses, operated by FlixBus, reach Amsterdam in 2 hours and 45 minutes. Buses depart from station Brussels-North, City Center, and Midi, depending on the operator. Keep in mind that buses don't stop at Amsterdam Central Station. Available arrival stations are Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Bijlmer, and Schiphol Airport. From there, public transport is available to take travelers to the city center.

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

The fastest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is by Thalys trains. The high-speed train connection provides daily connections between Belgium and The Netherlands. The Thalys train departing from Brussels reaches Amsterdam Central Station in less than 2 hours. Regular trains are also available and take around 3 hours. Alternately, there are many direct flights between Brussels and Amsterdam. KLM offers the fastest connection, with a flight duration of just 1 hour. Several other operators offer 2-hour direct flights. Although the flight durations are short, travelers will have to check-in at the airport 2 hours before departure. Considering check-in time and travel time from the airport to Amsterdam city center, the Thalys train is likely to be the faster option.

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Travel from Brussels to Amsterdam by train

Train travelers from Brussels to Amsterdam can choose between Thalys trains and the regular intercity train. Thalys runs multiple trains a day, with departure times throughout the morning, afternoon, and evening. Regular intercity trains are also widely available and depart throughout the day. The Thalys train takes just under 2 hours, while regular trains take a little under 3 hours. Whereas the Thalys train is the fastest option, regular train tickets are generally cheaper. All trains depart from Brussels-Midi and arrive at Amsterdam Central Station. Amsterdam Central Station is situated right in the heart of the city: many of the city's highlights are located within walking distance. Amsterdam Central Station being a major transport hub, many trams, buses, undergrounds, and ferries are available to bring travelers to other parts of the city.

Travel from Brussels to Amsterdam by bus

FlixBus and BlaBlabus offer frequent daily bus connections between Brussels and Amsterdam. Buses leave throughout the day and night and offer direct connections between Brussels and Amsterdam. The departure stations are Brussels-North for FlixBus and Brussels City Center and Midi for BlaBlaBus. BlaBlaBus also offers bus services departing from Brussels Zaventem Airport, but these require a stop-over. All express buses and BlaBla buses are headed for station Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Express buses reach their destination in 2 hours and 45 minutes, while regular direct buses typically take 3 to 4 and a half hours. FlixBus also offers bus services to station Amsterdam Bijlmer and Schiphol Airport. At each arrival station, trains and buses are available to take travelers to the city center.

Travel from Brussels to Amsterdam by plane

KLM has the most attractive flight deals, offering direct flights with a travel duration of approximately 1 hour. The availability of KLM flights varies depending on the travel date: it is recommended to insert specific travel dates into the Omio search engine to check the frequency and departure times of flights. Flights with other operators are also available and typically take 2 hours for direct flights. Count on a flight duration of five hours or more for flights with a stop-over. All planes fly into Schiphol Airport, which is the major airport of The Netherlands. Schiphol Airport has excellent transport connections to Amsterdam city center. The airport has its own train station, located directly below the airport, with frequent trains departing for Amsterdam city. Buses are also available.

How to get from Brussels to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam, 54,85% 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 Brussels to Amsterdam 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
Does Netherlands have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Brussels and Amsterdam?

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

Can travelers from Belgium enter Netherlands?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 6/9/21. 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 between Brussels and Amsterdam.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium 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 6/9/21. 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 Brussels from Amsterdam here.

What are the ways to get from Brussels to Amsterdam?

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

How far is it from Brussels to Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is approximately 107 miles (173 km) away from Brussels.

What are the departure and arrival points in Brussels and in Amsterdam?

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from Brussels Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.
  • Most travelers take a train from Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal.
Which travel operators can get me to Amsterdam from Brussels?

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

  • You can take a flight from Brussels to Amsterdam with KLM. Cheap tickets can be found for $172 (€133) with KLM from Brussels to Amsterdam.
  • You can travel to Amsterdam from Brussels by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€10) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam.
  • You can travel by train to Amsterdam from Brussels with NS International, and you can find NS International Brussels to Amsterdam tickets for $43 (€33) on Omio.
Can I travel directly between Brussels and Amsterdam?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Amsterdam with KLM.
  • You can find direct buses to take to Amsterdam with Flixbus or Union Ivkoni International.
  • You can check for a direct train to Amsterdam with Thalys or SNCB | IC.

Direct services to Amsterdam 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 is another destination I should add to my tour from Brussels to Amsterdam?
Your trip from Brussels to Amsterdam doesn't have to end in Amsterdam. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Berlin. If you’d like to add Paris, London or Berlin to your Brussels to Amsterdam tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Amsterdam today!
When should I buy a ticket from Brussels to Amsterdam online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $172 (€133) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $13 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $43 (€33) one way.

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

How do I get from Brussels to Amsterdam the cheapest way?

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

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is usually $159 (€123) less than taking a flight to Amsterdam, which costs on average $172 (€133) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $30 (€23) less than taking a train to Amsterdam, which costs on average $43 (€33) for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam is by flight, which takes on average 55 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by train can take on average 1 h 52 min.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Amsterdam
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
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Bruxelles-Central
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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 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
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.