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Amsterdam to Brussels

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Thu 22 Feb

10:30 14:05
11 €
03:35 hrs

Thu 22 Feb

11:17 13:08
55 €
01:51 hrs

Thu 22 Feb

12:30 13:15
276 €
00:45 hrs

Fri 23 Feb

06:17 08:08
44 €
01:51 hrs

Fri 23 Feb

07:07 09:49
57 €
02:42 hrs

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How to Travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

Situated just over 200 kilometers away from Amsterdam, Belgium's capital city of Brussels is convenient to reach by air, bus or train. The fastest method of travel is by high-speed train, taking only 1 hour and 50 minutes, but flights are also available. Buses take the longest at approximately 3 hours journey time.

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Amsterdam to Brussels Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

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€10

2:45 h

2 Weeks Ahead

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€42

1:51 h

2 Weeks Ahead

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€149

0:40 h

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

Cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. Buses traveling from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station and take approximately 2:45 h to arrive at Brussels' Gare du Nord. Approximately 10 buses travel from Amsterdam to Brussels every day, with the first bus departing Amsterdam at 8:15 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Amsterdam to Brussels include Flixbus and Ouibus.


Fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels


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Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels; however, when traveling to and from Amsterdam and Brussels' airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed Thalys train is actually the fastest way to travel. Trains traveling from Amsterdam to Brussels depart from Amsterdam Centraal train station and arrive at Bruxelles Central train station after 2 hours of traveling. NS trains also frequently travel from Amsterdam to Brussels, taking approximately 3 hours to complete the journey.


Most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels


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Taking a bus is the most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels. The bus journey from Amsterdam to Brussels is considerably cheaper than taking the train or bus while only taking slightly longer to arrive in Brussels. Buses frequently depart from Amsterdam's Sloterdijk bus station and take 2:45 h to arrive at Brussels' Gare du Nord bus station. Rideshares from Amsterdam to Brussels are also popular, taking approximately 2 hours to arrive in Brussels.


What companies travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Flixbus buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Flixbus buses?

    Yes, all children need a ticket on FlixBus buses. Children under 3 years old must be transported in a child's seat and secured during travel. Children under 15 years old travel at a reduced rate.


    No check-in is required for FlixBus buses. However, arriving 15 minutes before departure is recommended.


    All tickets are the same on FlixBus buses.


    Ticket is valid only for the chosen bus.


    Ticket can be refunded for a €15 fee up to 15 minutes before departure. Ticket can be exchanged for free and in the form of a voucher equal to ticket price which is valid for 12 months.


What's on board Ouibus buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Ouibus buses?

    Yes, all children need a ticket on Ouibus buses. Children under 2 years old (on the day of departure) will recieve a half-price ticket. Child tickets are limited to one child per accompanying adult.


    No check-in is required for Ouibus buses. However, arriving at least 15 minutes before departure is recommended.


    Standard


    Ticket can be cancelled or exchanged up to 30 minutes before departure. Refunds are provided as Ouibus vouchers.


    Promo


    Ticket cannot be refunded, exchanged or amended.


What's on board Thalys trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Thalys trains?

    No, children under 4 years old do not need a ticket on Thalys trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A "KID" fare should be purchased if a seat is needed. Children under 12 years old are eligible for a flat rate KID fare, which allows children to travel to all Thalys train destinations in Comfort 1 Class for €30 or Comfort 2 Class for €15. All children under 12 years old travelling on Thalys trains must be accompanied by an adult.


    No check-in is required for Thalys trains except on journeys traveling to/from London.


    Thalys offers Economy, Semi-Flexible, and Flexible fares. Thalys also offers Standard, Standard Mini, Comfort, and Premium ticket classes. Kid, Youth, Senior, and Group discounts are also available for these three ticket classes.


    Full Flex


    Tickets can be changed or cancelled before departure for a 100% refund of the original ticket fare. Tickets can also be cancelled up to 1 hour after departure time from the ticket office at the station of departure for a 50% refund.


    Semi Flex


    This ticket is refundable for a 50% fee before the train departs. Alternatively, this ticket is exchangeable for a €15 fee (plus any price difference between the old and new ticket) before the train departs.


    Non Flex


    This fare is only available for travel in the Comfort 2 class. Tickets can't be changed or cancelled, and are non-refundable.


What's on board KLM flights?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What's on board NS International | IC trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on NS International | IC trains?

    No, children under 4 years old do not need a ticket on NS trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. Children 4+ years old need to purchase a €2.50 Railrunner ticket to travel on NS trains. Railrunner tickets allow children 4-11 years old to travel independently in 2nd Class or travel in 1st Class with an adult. Each adult may travel in 1st Class with 3 children, provided each child has their own Railrunner ticket.


    No check-in is required for NS trains. However, travellers will need to scan their e-ticket's barcode or chipkaart to open the station's gates.


    NS offers 1st and 2nd Class tickets.


    Ticket valid for any conventional train on the requested route during the whole validity period of the ticket (for homeprinted tickets, the validity period is limited to the requested travel date).


    Full Flex


    Tickets can be changed before departure. Cancellation is €15 within 24 hours of departure, 24 hours before is €5.


    1st Class Full Flex


    2nd Class Full Flex


    Non-exchangeable, refundable for €5 fee before the first day of validity or €15 after this date. Homeprints tickets can only be refunded in their original point of sales.


    Non Flex


    Non-Flex tickets can't be changed or cancelled, and fares are non-refundable.


  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What's on board Deinbus buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What's on board NS International trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on NS International trains?

    No, children under 4 years old do not need a ticket on NS trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. Children 4+ years old need to purchase a €2.50 Railrunner ticket to travel on NS trains. Railrunner tickets allow children 4-11 years old to travel independently in 2nd Class or travel in 1st Class with an adult. Each adult may travel in 1st Class with 3 children, provided each child has their own Railrunner ticket.


    No check-in is required for NS trains. However, travellers will need to scan their e-ticket's barcode or chipkaart to open the station's gates.


    NS offers 1st and 2nd Class tickets.


    Ticket valid for any conventional train on the requested route during the whole validity period of the ticket (for homeprinted tickets, the validity period is limited to the requested travel date).


    Full Flex


    Tickets can be changed before departure. Cancellation is €15 within 24 hours of departure, 24 hours before is €5.


    1st Class Full Flex


    2nd Class Full Flex


    Non-exchangeable, refundable for €5 fee before the first day of validity or €15 after this date. Homeprints tickets can only be refunded in their original point of sales.


    Non Flex


    Non-Flex tickets can't be changed or cancelled, and fares are non-refundable.


What's on board Citybus Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport

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The Schiphol Sternet regional bus service connects the airport to various cities in the surrounding region in 30 minutes or less. The Fyra express train connects the airport to Amsterdam central station in 15 minutes – the fastest option.

Everything you need to know about Amsterdam Centraal train station

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This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54
Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43
Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26

This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

Everything you need to know about Brussels Airport

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Buses operated by several companies connect the airport to Brussels city. The Airport Express bus takes approximately 30 minutes. Brussels airport also has its own railway station with ICE trains connecting to most major cities in Belgium.

Everything you need to know about Bruxelles-Nord train station

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Everything you need to know about Bruxelles-Central train station

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This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5
Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9

This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

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