There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...

21€ - 340€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810 / ...

11€ - 17€

4 alternative options

Bus via Amsterdam, Duivendrecht  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Bruxelles, Nord 400 / ...

16€ - 28€

Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels 204 km

11€ - 21€

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels 203.7 km

28€ - 45€

Fly  •  2h 20m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

53€ - 231€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to bus which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which costs 21€ - 340€ and takes 1h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Brussels is 173 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs 21€ - 340€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 1h 53m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Amsterdam to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs 21€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 2h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 2h 20m.

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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 53m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost 60€ - 130€ and the journey takes 1h 53m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. CityBusExpress also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
[email protected]
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
[email protected]
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to Brussels Noord Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
CityBusExpress
Eurolines FR
Eurolines NL
Website
nl.eurolines.eu
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
nl.eurolines.eu
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 21€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Amsterdam to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Brussels is 204 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Brussels bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1233+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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