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from Brussels to Amsterdam

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Travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam

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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Quick Guide to Amsterdam

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.

Travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam

Trains

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.

Buses

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.

Flights

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.

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FAQs
Does Netherlands have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Amsterdam from Brussels?

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

Is international entry into Amsterdam from Brussels restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands?

The government of Netherlands 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 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.

Are there restrictions on reentering Belgium from Amsterdam, Netherlands due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from Netherlands is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Netherlands?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • 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

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

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Belgium 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 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.

How do you get from Brussels to Amsterdam?

There are 3 ways to travel to Amsterdam from Brussels including taking a coach, flight or train.

How far is Amsterdam from Brussels?

You should expect to travel around 107 miles (173 km) from Brussels to Amsterdam.

What are the departure and arrival points in Brussels and in Amsterdam?

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

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

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Amsterdam, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Amsterdam by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam for £9.
  • KLM can take you to Amsterdam by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM from Brussels to Amsterdam for £122.
  • Travel with NS International to go to Amsterdam by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find NS International Brussels to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for £30.
Is it possible to travel directly from Brussels to Amsterdam?

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

  • You can find a direct coach to Amsterdam with Flixbus or Union Ivkoni International.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Amsterdam with KLM.
  • You'll find direct train services to Amsterdam with Thalys or SNCB | IC.

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.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam?
Omio customers who travel from Brussels to Amsterdam often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, London or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Amsterdam and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I purchase a ticket from Brussels to Amsterdam online to score the best deals?

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:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £9 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £122 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £30 one way on average.

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.

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

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.

What is the fastest way to Amsterdam from Brussels?

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.