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Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central by train

It takes an average of 2h 38m to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central by train, over a distance of around 108 miles (175 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central and tickets for this journey start from €24.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 12m
PriceFrom €24.50
Distance108 miles (175 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train09:22
Last train15:25
Departure stationAmsterdam-Centraal
Arrival stationBrussels Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, Flixbus, NS, Union Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaBus, Eurostar

Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:25 13:06 2h 41m, 1 change
10:25 13:12 2h 47m, direct
11:25 14:06 2h 41m, 1 change
11:25 14:12 2h 47m, direct
12:15 14:27 2h 12m, 1 change
12:25 15:06 2h 41m, 1 change
12:25 15:12 2h 47m, direct
13:22 16:04 2h 42m, 2 changes
13:22 16:12 2h 50m, 1 change
14:15 16:27 2h 12m, 1 change

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

You can travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Bruxelles-Central 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 Central

The price of train tickets from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central starts at €24.50 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 Central 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central? 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 Central take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam-Centraal and Brussels Central is 2 hours and 38 minutes, with around 15 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 Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central is 2 hours and 12 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central can start from as little as €24.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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

Yes, it is possible to travel from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central 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 Central leave?

The first train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central leaves at 09:22. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central leaves at 15:25. 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 Central by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central 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 Central to Amsterdam-Centraal.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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 02/10/2021 for travel on 02/10/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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