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from Brussels to Amsterdam

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To get from Brussels to Amsterdam on Jan 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Jan 25
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Jan 26
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$24Flixbus
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Jan 27
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$12Flixbus
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Jan 28
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$12Flixbus
$507KLM
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Jan 29
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$12Flixbus
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Jan 30
$98Thalys
$17Flixbus
$435KLM
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Jan 31
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$12Flixbus
$435KLM
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Feb 1
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$12Flixbus
$378KLM
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Feb 2
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$20Flixbus
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Feb 3
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$12Flixbus
$331KLM
Fri
Feb 4
$35Thalys
$12Flixbus
$331KLM
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Feb 5
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$12Flixbus
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Feb 6
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$290KLM
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Feb 7
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Feb 8
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$12Flixbus
$260KLM
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Feb 9
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Feb 10
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$12Flixbus
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Feb 11
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Travel Information between Brussels and Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $160
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $160 (€133) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM, BlaBlaCar Bus or NS International

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 107 miles (173 km) between Brussels and Amsterdam. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are KLM, BlaBlaCar Bus or NS International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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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

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: Partially open.

Can I enter Netherlands if coming from Belgium?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • 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

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 1/20/22; 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 to Amsterdam from Brussels.

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

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

Is my journey back to Brussels from Amsterdam restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry 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)

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: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Belgium was last checked on 1/20/22. 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.

How do I reach Amsterdam from Brussels?

You can travel between Brussels and Amsterdam 3 different ways: 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 $12 (€10).

This is compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

Taking a bus is about $148 (€123) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $160 (€133) for this journey.

Taking a bus is about $18 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $30 (€25) for this route.

What is the fastest way from Brussels to Amsterdam?

The fastest way to get to Amsterdam from Brussels is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 50 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Brussels and Amsterdam?

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

How many services a day are there from Brussels to Amsterdam?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Amsterdam is:

  • Around 12 trains per 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.

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 catch their flight 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, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travelers board their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.

Who can get me from Brussels to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can travel to Amsterdam from Brussels by flight with KLM. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $160 (€133) with KLM from Brussels to Amsterdam.
  • You can take a bus from Brussels to Amsterdam with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€10) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam.
  • You can go to Amsterdam from Brussels by train with NS International. You'll see cheap train tickets for $30 (€25) with NS International from Brussels to Amsterdam on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly to Amsterdam from Brussels?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with KLM.
  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam?

Many of our customers traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam don't make Amsterdam their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Amsterdam are Paris, London or Berlin, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Amsterdam to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy Brussels to Amsterdam tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets are costing $160 (€133) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $12 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $30 (€25) 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.