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There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Amsterdam by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...

21€ - 75€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810 / ...

10€ - 17€

4 alternative options

Bus via Amsterdam Duivendrecht  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300 / ...

16€ - 62€

Rideshare  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam 127.3 miles

13€

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam 127.8 miles

27€ - 40€

Fly  •  2h 28m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS

53€ - 221€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which costs 21€ - 75€ and takes 1h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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The distance between Brussels and Amsterdam is 173 km. The road distance is 204.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs 21€ - 75€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Amsterdam is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs 21€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus via Amsterdam Duivendrecht, which costs 16€ - 65€ and takes 2h 32m, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 2h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 52m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Amsterdam hourly. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€ and the journey takes 1h 52m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines NL operates a bus from Brussels to Amsterdam every 3 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 18€ and the journey takes 2h 15m. Eurolines FR also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 100€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 100€
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
40€ - 100€
Premier
90€ - 120€
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Amsterdam, Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Brussels to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Brussels to Amsterdam train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Amsterdam is 204 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Brussels to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2588+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 85€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Amsterdam. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 7€ - 18€.

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