How to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam

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from Brussels to Amsterdam

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

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To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Dec 07 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:30PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h49 07:19PMAmsterdam
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12:40PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h21 04:01PMAmsterdam
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08:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 11:35AMAmsterdam Centraal
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09:45AMBrussels-Midi2h50 12:35PMAmsterdam Centraal
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Travel Information between Brussels and Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $362
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $43 (€39) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $362 (€325) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or NS International

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 107 miles (173 km) between Brussels and Amsterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or NS International among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels to Amsterdam

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Belgium?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: 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 Brussels to Amsterdam.

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

Is my journey back to Brussels from Amsterdam restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

You should observe these safety measures in Belgium 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 Belgium was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Brussels from Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel between Brussels and Amsterdam 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $43 (€39) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A bus is generally $318 (€286) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $362 (€325) from Brussels to Amsterdam.

A bus is $12 (€11) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Brussels to Amsterdam costing on average $55 (€50).

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, taking a train requires on average 1 h 52 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:

  • 24 buses per day.
  • 9 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Amsterdam from 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 when traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travelers board their plane from Brussels Airport and arrive in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Amsterdam by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Brussels to Amsterdam for $43 (€39).
  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Amsterdam by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Brussels to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $362 (€325).
  • NS International can take you to Amsterdam by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for NS International from Brussels to Amsterdam for $55 (€50).

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

  • You can find 18 direct buses per day to Amsterdam with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find 9 direct trains per day to take to Amsterdam with Thalys.

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 journey.

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

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:

  • Bus tickets cost $43 (€39) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $362 (€325) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $55 (€50) one way on average.

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.

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