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Overview: Train from Amsterdam to Brest

distanceDistance494 miles (797 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTGV or Thalys

Trains from Amsterdam to Brest cover the 494 miles (797 km) long route taking on average 30 h 3 min with our travel partners like TGV or Thalys. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Brest.

Train providers: Thalys trains Amsterdam to Brest

Find the best journey between Amsterdam and Brest with Thalys. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most affordable journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.


Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Amsterdam and Brest with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Enjoy a smooth and easy route to Brest from Amsterdam with Thalys! As an official travel partner of Thalys, Omio can help you search current train timetables from Thalys, compare the best routes from Amsterdam to Brest as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable Thalys Amsterdam to Brest train ticket available today. If you search for Thalys tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Brest from Amsterdam on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 494 miles (797 km) trip between Amsterdam and Brest with ease and comfort on a train with Thalys.

    Thalys has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train to Brest from Amsterdam:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If a ticket is nonrefundable, a Thalys e-voucher can still be issued for a 15€ fee to passengers requesting a refund up to 30 days after the departure date.

    Thalys trains from Amsterdam to Brest

    The Thalys is a high-speed train in France which travels to over 17 cities throughout Europe, making it a very handy railway company to take if you’re looking to explore several European countries in one. The Thalys train map connects several destinations in France—the most popular being the Thalys train from Paris to Brussels and onwards to Cologne or Amsterdam. Picking up cheap Thalys tickets is easy in the app; just book Ticketless Journeys in advance or add discount cards to get deals on your next trip to France.

    Thalys Standard, Thalys Comfort or Thalys Premium fare types are available; you to compare prices for high-speed trains from Amsterdam to Brest on Omio. The differences between each class is WiFi speed, seat comfort and more quiet zones. With Premium tickets you get served a meal and drinks throughout the journey with access to the Thalys lounge and newspapers. Pick up a cheap Thalys ticket by travelling during off-peak, mid-week hours and by planning in advance. The cheapest day to travel by train on tends to be on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

    By booking your train from Amsterdam to Brest with Omio, you can pay in GBP and receive travel updates in English, so if your Thalys train is cancelled, Omio will suggest alternatives—we are with you all the way.

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    The Thalys is a high-speed railroad company in France connecting the France to the rest of Europe and beyond. Perfect for multi-city train journeys in Europe.

    When planning trips to Thalys destinations, consider checking back for offers on train tickets. Speak to the Customer Care team at the Omio help centre for cancellations or changes to your ticket from Antwerp to Cologne.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Amsterdam to Brest

    Travel by train to Brest easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Brest.

    Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Amsterdam and Brest?

    Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brest, France by train is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into France from Netherlands?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from Amsterdam?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required
    • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

    What are the safety rules to follow in Brest, France?

    When travelling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 28/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Brest from Amsterdam before travelling.

    Do I need to quarantine when I return to Netherlands from Brest, France?

    Return travel from France to Netherlands is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Amsterdam from Brest?

    Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Netherlands from Brest?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • 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 are the safety rules to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

    The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    Last checked on 27/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Amsterdam from Brest.

    What is the distance to Brest from Amsterdam via train?

    The distance between Amsterdam and Brest by train is approximately 494 miles (797 km).

    What is the average Amsterdam to Brest train duration?

    On average the train from Amsterdam to Brest duration is 30 h 3 min  for the 494 miles (797 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

    Which train station from Amsterdam to Brest do I depart from? Which Brest train station from Amsterdam do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Amsterdam to start your trip from including Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk. In Brest you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Brest and Brest Train Station.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Amsterdam Centraal   and arrive in Brest.

    Where is the train station in Amsterdam to go to Brest? Where is the train station in Brest located?

    You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Amsterdam Centraal, located approximately 0.6 miles (916 m) from the city centre of Amsterdam. The most popular arrival train station in Brest, called Brest, is located around 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from its city centre.

    Which train companies can get me from Amsterdam to Brest?

    For the route from Amsterdam to Brest you can take a train with TGV or Thalys. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Brest from Amsterdam on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    How many trains are there between Amsterdam and Brest a day?

    The average number of trains departing Amsterdam for Brest is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Amsterdam Centraal is the most popular Amsterdam railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Amsterdam for your journey to Brest.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +31 302357822
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 20: 59
    Public transport options for Amsterdam Centraal
    Metro lines: 51, 53, 54, 52
    Tram lines: 2, 12, 4, 14, 13, 24, 17, 26
    Ferry lines: 901, 906, 902, 907, 905
    Bus lines: GVB 18, 21, 22, 48, 248, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 287, 288, 289, 291, 293, Connexxion 391, 394, N57, N47, N91, N94, EBS 305, 306, 314, 316, N01, N04, N10, N14
    Train lines: Intercity, Intercity Express, Sprinter, Nightjet