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

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Train  •  1 h 51 min

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

$27 - $85

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 45 min

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

$11 - $20

4 alternative options

Bus Eurolines NL  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels 300

$18 - $24

Rideshare  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels 127.8 miles

$13 - $23

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Brussels 127.3 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  2 h 24 min

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

$56 - $253

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Brussel-Zuid/Midi. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Brussels is 173 km. The road distance is 203.7 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs .

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The train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi takes 1 h 51 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Amsterdam to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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  • Distance: 108.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Amsterdam to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 51 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $120
Premier
$100 - $130
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Amsterdam to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Brussels bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 951+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Brussels. 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 Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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