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You can get from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.
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Train, plane and bus routes can all be used to make the journey from Brussels in Belgium to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. There is not a huge amount of difference in travel times but the quickest route is by train, with the longest total journey time being by plane.
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|Must Know:||Cycling is the most popular way to travel around Amsterdam. The city is quite flat and filled with over 400 kilometers of bike paths. Consider renting a bike while you’re in Amsterdam to travel like a local.|
|Must See:||For those interested in Amsterdam’s history and culture, the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum cannot be missed. Those feeling more adventurous should visit the oldest area in Amsterdam - the world famous Red Light District.|
|Must Do:||Visit one of Amsterdam’s world famous coffee shops or take a cruise in a glass-roofed boat on one of the city’s the 160+ Golden Age canals.|
|Did you know?||About 8,000 bikes get pulled out of the canals each year.|
There are two possible direct train routes to Amsterdam from Brussels. The fastest journey is on the Thalys International high-speed trains, with up to eleven departures a day and a journey time of just under 2 hours. Trains operated by Belgium SNCB depart eight times a day and take around 3 hours. Both routes run seven days a week between Bruxelles-Midi and Amsterdam Centraal Train Stations.
Four coach operators have direct routes between the two cities; Megabus, Eurolines, Flixbus and iDBUS. All routes operate seven days a week with a journey time of around 3 hours. Megabus have five departures a day from Brussels Rue de Cardinal Mercier Coach Station, near the Wing Tavern. The journey terminates in Amsterdam at the Zeeburg Park and Ride in the Zuiderzeeweg district. Both Eurolines, with around eleven departures a day, and Flixbus with four departures, leave from Brussels Gare du Nord and arrive at Amsterdam Sloterdijk Train and Coach Station. iDBUS has five departures a day from Bruxelles-Midi, which also arrive at Sloterdijk Station.
KLM is the only provider offering direct flights to Amsterdam from Brussels with a flying time of less than one hour and a total journey time of around 3.5 hours. Planes fly between Brussels Zavantem International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
Travel from Brussels, Belgium to Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
The government of Netherlands has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 16/06/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Brussels and Amsterdam closer to your planned date of departure here.
Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Partially open.
Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.
Requirements for reentering Belgium:
All travellers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 16/06/2021. 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 Brussels from Amsterdam.
There are 3 ways to travel to Amsterdam from Brussels including taking a coach, flight or train.
You should expect to travel around 107 miles (173 km) from Brussels to Amsterdam.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Brussels to Amsterdam:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Amsterdam with the following travel companies:
As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Amsterdam tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.
Before travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Brussels to Amsterdam tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam, which costs on average £9.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Amsterdam:
A coach is generally £113 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £122 from Brussels to Amsterdam.
A coach is generally £21 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £30 from Brussels to Amsterdam.
The fastest way from Brussels to Amsterdam is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.
Other travel options between Brussels and Amsterdam can usually take longer:
In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 45 min.
In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 52 min on average.
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