The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Brussels to Amsterdam will cost around £ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.
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1 h 52 m
2 h 25 m
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Of the 9 trains that leave Brussels for Amsterdam every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 173 km distance in an average of 2 h 25 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 52 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 54 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||107 miles (173 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 52 min|
|Average train ticket price||£45 (€51)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||SNCB | IC, Thalys or Eurostar|
Trains from Brussels to Amsterdam cover the 107 miles (173 km) long route taking on average 1 h 52 min with our travel partners like SNCB | IC, Thalys or Eurostar. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £45, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £39. Travellers depart most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
You can travel by train between Brussels and Amsterdam with Thalys and Eurostar for as low as £39. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Brussels and Amsterdam with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
Thalys is one of the best options when travelling by train between Brussels and Amsterdam. Omio quickly shows you current Thalys train timetables for the Brussels - Amsterdam trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest journey available. The distance from Brussels to Amsterdam is around 107 miles (173 km) and the cheapest Thalys one-way ticket you can book starts at £39. As you check the latest Brussels to Amsterdam train timetable from Thalys for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Amsterdam safely. 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. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect Thalys ticket between Brussels and Amsterdam so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!
When purchasing your Thalys train tickets between Brussels and Amsterdam, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
The journey from the Belgian capital to the Dutch capital is easy with so many regular trains from Brussels to Amsterdam to choose from. On average, there are 36 trains per day, including at weekends and departures are around 20 minutes apart. Direct trains take from just over two hours to just over three hours to complete the trip.
Service providers include SNCB | IC (Belgian Rail Intercity) and Thalys. Both offer direct trains from Brussels to Amsterdam as wells as services with one change en route, normally at Rotterdam Centraal.
High-speed Thalys trains can complete the journey in 2 hours and 10 minutes while direct SNCB | IC trains are slightly slower at 3 hours and 20 minutes. Some services require passengers to change at Rotterdam Centraal Station. In the case of SNCB | IC trains, travellers will be transferred to a faster service and the journey time is reduced accordingly to approximately 2 hours 50 minutes.
The earliest train to Amsterdam departs from Brussels at 5.52 a.m. each morning. The last service of the day is at 9.52 p.m. Trains leave at a rate of three per hour during the day though the number is reduced at off-peak times and at weekends and public holidays.
Passengers can choose from two levels of service on most trains from Brussels to Amsterdam. Each of the comfortable carriages has toilet facilities and refreshments and WiFi are available. Assistance is available for disabled passengers on all trains.
Departure Station: Trains leave from Brussels Midi Train Station which is just a five-minute walk from the centre of the city. The station is can be reached easily by Metro from any part of the city.
Arrival Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station lies on the banks of the River Amstel close to the city centre. Travellers can walk to Dam Square in the heart of the capital in ten minutes.
Travel by train between Brussels, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
The government of Netherlands has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 13/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Brussels to Amsterdam closer to your date of departure here.
Return travel from Netherlands to Belgium is: Fully open.
Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 13/10/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Brussels from Amsterdam.
When taking the train from Brussels to Amsterdam, you can choose to depart from train stations like Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Central and Brussels-Nord. Your journey can end in train stations such as Amsterdam Centraal and Amsterdam Sloterdijk.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Amsterdam Centraal.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Bruxelles-Midi, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Amsterdam Centraal, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.
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