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from Brussels to Amsterdam

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

Our recommendation

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

09:52AMBrussels-Midi1h52 11:44AMAmsterdam Centraal
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$781One-way
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06:15PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France12h10 06:25AMAmsterdam, Sloterdijk
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$401One-way
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08:45AMBrussels-Midi2h53 11:38AMAmsterdam Centraal
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$701One-way
10:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 01:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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$701One-way
09:45AMBrussels-Midi2h53 12:38PMAmsterdam Centraal
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$701One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$45SNCB | IC
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$620KLM
Mon
Sep 20
$62SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$620KLM
Tue
Sep 21
$62SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$620KLM
Wed
Sep 22
$55Thalys
$12Flixbus
$444KLM
Thu
Sep 23
$55Thalys
$12Flixbus
$386KLM
Fri
Sep 24
$55Thalys
$12Flixbus
$386KLM
Sat
Sep 25
$55Thalys
$12Flixbus
$336KLM
Sun
Sep 26
$42SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$336KLM
Mon
Sep 27
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$336KLM
Tue
Sep 28
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$295KLM
Wed
Sep 29
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$295KLM
Thu
Sep 30
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$295KLM
Fri
Oct 1
$37Thalys
$12Flixbus
$295KLM
Sat
Oct 2
$42SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$263KLM
Sun
Oct 3
$37Thalys
$12Flixbus
$263KLM
Mon
Oct 4
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$263KLM
Tue
Oct 5
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$233KLM
Wed
Oct 6
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$233KLM
Thu
Oct 7
$32SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$233KLM
Fri
Oct 8
$37Thalys
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
$233KLM
Sat
Oct 9
$42SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
$233KLM

Travel Information between Brussels and Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $248
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€10) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $248 (€198) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or NS International

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by flight, bus or train to Amsterdam from Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 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 journey are Lufthansa, Flixbus or NS International among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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
What are the international travel restrictions for Netherlands due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam?

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

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Belgium?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

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

What measures do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Netherlands 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 between Brussels and Amsterdam.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to 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
  • 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

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 9/14/21. 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.

How do I reach Amsterdam from Brussels?

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

What is the cheapest way from Brussels to Amsterdam?

The cheapest way to travel between Brussels and Amsterdam 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 about $235 (€188) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $248 (€198) for this journey.

Taking a bus is usually $32 (€26) less than taking a train to Amsterdam, which costs on average $44 (€36) for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Brussels is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Amsterdam can usually take longer:

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

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

How many miles from Brussels to Amsterdam would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there between Brussels and Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Amsterdam from Brussels, where do I depart from Brussels and where do I arrive in Amsterdam?

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

  • Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam most often leave from Brussels Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Buses mostly depart from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Amsterdam, Sloterdijk.
  • Trains from Brussels to Amsterdam most often leave from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can go to Amsterdam from Brussels by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $248 (€198) with Lufthansa from Brussels to Amsterdam on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus from Brussels to Amsterdam with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Brussels to Amsterdam tickets for $13 (€10) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam with NS International. Cheap tickets can be found for $44 (€36) with NS International from Brussels to Amsterdam.
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!
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Brussels to Amsterdam online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $248 (€198) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $13 (€10) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $44 (€36) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Brussels to Amsterdam 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

Brussels
Amsterdam
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
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Bruxelles-Central
Amenities
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 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.