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Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train

Did you know there are daily direct trains from Amsterdam to Brussels? Hop on the train from Amsterdam-Centraal and you can reach Brussels in under two hours. Enjoy ample space to stretch your legs and store your luggage on the modern Eurostar trains, transporting you across Europe at speeds of up to 300 km/h. There’s also a well-stocked food and beverage car to keep your energy levels up on the go.

Arrive at Brussels Midi station and walk 20 minutes to reach the Grand Place, the city’s main square. The bustling square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, brimming with historic sights and cheerful cafes. It’s the place to soak in the lively vibes of this exciting European city.

Want to find out more about Amsterdam to Brussels train travel? Read on for all the FAQs and train times for this route.

Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels by train

It takes an average of 3h 4m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels by train, over a distance of around 108 miles (175 km). There are normally 35 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels and tickets for this journey start from $30.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 52m
PriceFrom $30.90
Distance108 miles (175 km)
Frequency35 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Arrival stationBrussels
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Eurostar, Flixbus, Thalys, NS, BlaBlaBus

Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels for dinsdag apr. 27ste 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:45 01:38 2h 53m, direct
10:49 01:38 2h 49m, 1 change
11:45 02:38 2h 53m, direct
11:49 02:38 2h 49m, 1 change
00:45 03:38 2h 53m, direct
00:49 03:38 2h 49m, 1 change
01:45 04:44 2h 59m, 1 change
01:49 04:44 2h 55m, 2 changes
02:44 05:38 2h 54m, direct
02:49 05:38 2h 49m, 1 change

NS, Thalys and Eurostar trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Bruxelles

You can travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Bruxelles on NS, Thalys and Eurostar trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels starts at $30.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Brussels is 3 hours and 4 minutes, with around 35 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Amsterdam-Centraal and Brussels by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels is 1 hour and 52 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels cost?

Train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels can start from as little as $30.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels leave?

The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels leaves at 04:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels leave?

The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels leaves at 07:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Amsterdam-Centraal and Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels cover a distance of around 108 miles (175 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/27/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/13/2021 for travel on 01/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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