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

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

10€ - 17€

5 alternative options

Train  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct / ...

22€ - 80€

Train via Breda  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct

25€ - 50€

Rideshare  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam 127.3 miles

13€

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam 127.8 miles

27€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 30m

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

53€ - 221€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. 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 Brussel-Centraal and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 48m.

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The distance between Brussels and Amsterdam is 173 km. The road distance is 204.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam without a car is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 10€ - 17€.

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The bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk takes 2h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Brussel-Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 10€ - 17€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 22€ - 80€ and takes 2h 48m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Amsterdam hourly. Tickets cost 10€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Alternatively, Dutch Railways (NS) operates a train from Brussels to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Tickets cost 22€ - 55€ and the journey takes 2h 48m. Thalys also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
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 Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 55€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
1st Class
35€ - 55€
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Train from Breda to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 35€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
1st Class
24€ - 35€
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
55€ - 80€
1st Class
80€ - 110€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 24€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
[email protected]
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2898+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Amsterdam. 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 Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 7€ - 18€.

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