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from Amsterdam to Brussels

You can get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Amsterdam to Brussels on 28 Sep we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25Amsterdam Centraal2h46 11:11Brussels-Midi
1 changes
£441One-way
Cheapest
23:55Amsterdam, Sloterdijk16h30 16:25BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
1 changes
£391One-way
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08:25Amsterdam Centraal2h52 11:17Brussels-Midi
0 changes
£441One-way
09:25Amsterdam Centraal2h46 12:11Brussels-Midi
1 changes
£441One-way
09:25Amsterdam Centraal2h52 12:17Brussels-Midi
0 changes
£441One-way

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Tue
28 Sep
£44NS International
£9Flixbus
£279Lufthansa
Wed
29 Sep
£44NS International
£9Flixbus
£257KLM
Thu
30 Sep
£44NS International
£9Flixbus
£176Lufthansa
Fri
1 Oct
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£9Flixbus
£134Lufthansa
Sat
2 Oct
£44NS International
£9Flixbus
£134Lufthansa
Sun
3 Oct
£44NS International
£9Flixbus
£161KLM
Mon
4 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£161KLM
Tue
5 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£145KLM
Wed
6 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£145KLM
Thu
7 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£130KLM
Fri
8 Oct
£29NS International
£10Flixbus
£111Lufthansa
Sat
9 Oct
£29NS International
£9Flixbus
£105Lufthansa
Sun
10 Oct
£29NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM
Mon
11 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM
Tue
12 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM
Wed
13 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM
Thu
14 Oct
£22NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM
Fri
15 Oct
£29NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM
Sat
16 Oct
£29NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM
Sun
17 Oct
£29NS International
£9Flixbus
£119KLM

Travel Information to Brussels from Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (173 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £278
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £278 • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC

Travel 107 miles (173 km) by coach, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, KLM or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Amsterdam to Brussels.

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How to Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

Travelling from the capital of the Netherlands down into the hub of the European Union is a journey that can be easily conquered by road. Despite lying in separate countries, the travel time between these two locations is deceptively short, so much so that direct flights are usually the least popular method of transport - although KLM does offer services on most days. Flixbus, Megabus and Eurolines all offer fast, cheap routes into Brussels from Amsterdam, with Thalys providing rail services.

Amsterdam to Brussels Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

£9.43

2:45 h

1 Day Before

flight

£24.86

1:51 h

1 Month Before

flight

£50.60

0:50 h

2 Months Before



Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels

Amsterdam and Brussels are well connected to one another and the journey can be done by train, bus or plane. The most popular route is by train as it often the easiest and more efficient but other options such as bus and plane are also available.


The Amsterdam to Brussels train

Which train companies run service from Amsterdam to Brussels?

When getting the Amsterdam to Brussels train are there plenty of train companies to choose from. High-speed train companies such as Thalys and Eurostar runs services between Amsterdam and Brussels as does NS International.

How long is the train journey from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The fastest time to get from Amsterdam to Brussels by train is 1h50m but it can take up to 2h53m if the journey requires a change.

How many trains are there from Amsterdam to Brussels day?

26 trains leave Amsterdam for Brussels every day. The first train leaves at 07:22 and the last train leaves Amsterdam at 21:22 and arrives in Brussels at 00:15 the next day.

What are the departure and arrival station for trains from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Departure Information: All trains from Amsterdam to Brussels trains leave from Amsterdam Centraal. Located in the centre of Amsterdam, it is easily accessible as lots of bus and tram routes finish at Amsterdam Centraal.

Arrival Information: All trains from Amsterdam to Brussels arrive into Brussels Midi, a busy train station located in the south of the city. It is well connected to the rest of the city as it is both the De Ljin bus network and the STIB, which is Brussels own Tram and Metro lines.

The Amsterdam to Brussels bus

Which bus companies run service from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Many bus companies run between Amsterdam and Brussels including Deinbus, Eurolines, Flixbus and Ouibus.

How long is the bus journey from Amsterdam to Brussels?

The fastest service is run by Flixbus and takes 2h45m, the longest direct journey takes 5h and is also run by Flixbus.

How many buses are there from Amsterdam to Brussels day?

There are around 44 buses from Amsterdam to Brussels every day. The first Amsterdam to Brussels bus leaves at 07:00 with the last leaving Amsterdam at 22:00 and arriving at 02:55 in the morning the next day.

What are the departure and arrival station for buses from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Departure Information: Most buses leave from Amsterdam Sloterdijk, which is located to the west of Amsterdam Centraal. It is on Metro line 50 as well as on certain bus and tram lines.

Arrival Information: Most buses arrive in Brussels Gare du Nord located in the Schaerbeek area. It is on tram lines 3 and 4 so it easy to access the rest of the city. Some buses to terminate at other locations throughout the city so it is best to double check before you travel.

The Amsterdam to Brussels plane

Getting the plane from Amsterdam to Brussels is possible but is not a popular option. This is because it flying can take longer than the train due to security check- ins and transfer times. If flying direct the flight can take 50m. Planes leave from Amersterdam Schipol airport and land into Brussels Airport, which is around a 30 minute train journey to the centre of Brussels.

What is the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

The cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels is on the bus. All buses from Amsterdam into the Belgian capital are direct, with travellers able to choose from a variety of providers. Eurolines often offer the quickest route into Brussels, with travel time on their afternoon and evening service taking as little as two-and-a-half hours. Flixbus and Megabus provide fast routes that rarely exceed three hours of travel time, leaving at various points throughout the morning, afternoon and evening. The final service of the day usually leaves at 11:00 p.m. and is run by Megabus.

Fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

When you account for check-in and waiting times for flights, the train is the quickest option for travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. Both Thalys and International offer direct rail routes into the Belgian capital at several points throughout the day. Total travel time rarely exceeds two hours, although services can stop as early as 5:17 p.m. on some days.

Most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

The most popular way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is on the train. The relatively short distance between the two capitals means that flying is actually the least popular choice.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Brussels, Belgium from Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels, Belgium from Amsterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 26/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Brussels from Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Brussels, Belgium due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 26/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Brussels.

How do I go from Amsterdam to Brussels?

There are 3 travel options from Amsterdam to Brussels: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Brussels from Amsterdam?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels. Tickets for a coach cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A coach is about £269 less than a flight, which costs on average £278 for this trip.

A coach is about £24 less than a train, which costs on average £33 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to Brussels from Amsterdam?

The fastest way to get to Brussels from Amsterdam is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Brussels that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Brussels by train can take on average 2 h 20 min.

How many miles from Amsterdam to Brussels would I travel?

The distance from Amsterdam to Brussels is approximately 107 miles (173 km).

How many services a day are there between Amsterdam and Brussels?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Brussels is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Brussels from Amsterdam as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Amsterdam to Brussels, where do I depart from Amsterdam and where do I arrive in Brussels?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Amsterdam to Brussels:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels most often leave from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and arrive in Brussels Airport.
  • Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels most often leave from Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel operators can get me from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Brussels:

  • You can travel by coach from Amsterdam to Brussels with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Amsterdam to Brussels tickets for £9 on Omio.
  • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by plane with KLM. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £278 with KLM from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can go to Brussels from Amsterdam by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for £33 with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Brussels on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Yes, there are direct routes from Amsterdam to Brussels with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Brussels with Flixbus with around direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Brussels with KLM with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to Brussels with Thalys or NS International.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Brussels tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Amsterdam to Brussels ends?
Looking to extend your trip from Amsterdam to Brussels? Many Omio customers who go from Amsterdam to Brussels usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Bruges. If you're looking to explore Paris, London or Bruges from Brussels, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets between Amsterdam and Brussels online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Amsterdam and Brussels, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £9 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £278 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £33 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Brussels from Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.