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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 58m

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

21€ - 340€

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Bus  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Sainte Aybert - France > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Rotterdam > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...

10€ - 13€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels 204.7 km

11€ - 20€

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels 203.7 km

25€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 16m

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

58€ - 260€

Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Cyprus

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 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
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Iceland, French Guiana and Portugal
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Belgium.

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to bus which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which costs 21€ - 340€ and takes 1h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 58m.

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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 58m and costs 21€ - 340€.

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 1h 58m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Amsterdam to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - 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 58m and costs 21€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 13€ and takes 3h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 260€ and takes 2h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 173.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 58m

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

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi 4 times a day. Tickets cost 60€ - 130€ and the journey takes 1h 58m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station twice daily. Tickets cost 10€ - 13€ and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
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 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 160€
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-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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€ - 20€
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 Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train 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 20m 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 train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 2268+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 75€ 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 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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