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Amsterdam to Brussels Train Information

Avg. Train Duration1h 51m
Trains arrive inBrussels
Trains depart fromAmsterdam
Train Ticket Price 29.00 €
Distance173 km
Train Companies
  • Thalys

Quick Guide: Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

Average Price: $52
Trains per day: ~10
Transfers: Direct, Antwerp, Rotterdam
Average Time: 3:00
Fastest Route: 1:51
Slowest Route: 3:23

Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels: Journey Details

Trains in Europe are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in BeNeLux. Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels run frequently throughout the day, seven days a week. Thalys and NS operate most rail services between the Dutch and Belgian capitals. The first trains depart Amsterdam Centraal railway station 8:17 a.m. each morning, with services departing as regularly as once every 10 minutes during peak morning hours. Final train services of the day depart Amsterdam at 6:17 p.m., arriving into Gare de Bruxelles-Central in Brussels at 8:08 p.m. Journeys take an average of 2 hours and 50 minutes to 3 hours 20 minutes, depending on number of changes; although some direct services offer express journeys of 1 hour 50 minutes.

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Amsterdam to Brussels Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Amsterdam to Brussels when you book in advance

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Average Price

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Amsterdam to Brussels Trains: General Information

Travelers save money on Amsterdam to Brussels train tickets by booking ahead of time.

  • autobus Amsterdam to Brussels trains are run by either Thalys or NS.

  • autobus All Thalys trains are direct, while some NS trains have transfers at Rotterdam and Antwerp. Amsterdam to Brussels trains depart from Amsterdam's Centraal station and arrive at Bruxelles-Midi train station.

  • autobus Journey Time: The Amsterdam to Brussels train journey takes as little as 1 hours and 51 minutes to arrive in Brussels.

  • autobus Most travelers book their Amsterdam to Brussels train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Amsterdam to Brussels trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 26% cheaper to book an Amsterdam to Brussels train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Amsterdam to Brussels train costs are 38% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.


Local Time 17:15
Population 1,000,000
Region Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Languages Dutch

How expensive is Brussels?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Brussels costs 5.6% less than in Amsterdam.


Prices in Brussels are on average 2.6% higher than in Amsterdam.

Public Transport

Public transport in Brussels costs around 25% less than in Amsterdam.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Brussels is about 31.8% less expensive than in Amsterdam.

Taking the Train from Amsterdam

Amsterdam offers public transport across the city and to the surrounding suburbs, providing quick and easy journeys to Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station in the heart of the Dutch capital. The main train station offers rail connections to destinations across the Netherlands, and further afield to Belgium, Germany and beyond. Amsterdam has a reliable bus and tram network, offering straightforward connections, with a dedicated metro system with four routes for faster journeys from outlying districts. Taxis are available 24 hours a day across the city.

Getting into Brussels by Train

Visitors to the Belgium capital can soak in the sights and enjoy some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe, taking a stroll through the gilded hallways of centuries-old halls and cathedrals, or sample local delights and chocolate delicacies renowned the world over. Brussels is a thriving cosmopolitan city, with first-rate restaurants, hotels and entertainments to enjoy. Visitors arriving into the city at the Gare de Bruxelles-Central railway station will find convenient connections across Brussels, with metro, tram and bus routes providing easy travel across the capital. A limited night bus schedule offers 24/7 service across 17 routes.