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Travel by high-speed train from Amsterdam to Brussels

Opt for a high-speed Thalys or Eurostar train from Amsterdam to Brussels, and you can swap the coffee shops and canals for excellent beer, waffles and chocolate in less than two hours! The train really is the best way to travel between these two excellent cities, proven by how popular this route is with locals. Join them and enjoy wide, comfortable seats with free WiFi – perfect if you need to get work done while on the go, or you just need to catch up on messages.

Want to travel in style? Thalys and Eurostar trains both feature First Class carriages, where you’ll enjoy the comfiest seats and complimentary meals as part of your ticket – what’s not to like?

Straight from city centre to city centre, you’ll step off at Brussels-Midi station (the city’s main train station), just a 20-minute stroll away from the world-famous UNESCO site Grand Place. Take in the famous market square and much more, the city is yours to explore as soon as you arrive!

Ready to book? Search for tickets in our Journey Planner above, or read on for more information on the journey, from FAQs to train times, we’ve got everything you need.

Amsterdam to Brussels by train

It takes an average of 2h 34m to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels by train, over a distance of around 109 miles (175 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels and tickets for this journey start from €25 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 46m
Price€25 - €109.20
Distance109 miles (175 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationAmsterdam
Arrival stationBrussels
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsunion_ivkoni

Amsterdam to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Amsterdam to Brussels for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:28 14:00 2h 32m, 2 changes
12:25 15:00 2h 35m, 1 change
12:28 15:00 2h 32m, 2 changes
13:15 15:08 1h 53m, direct
13:22 15:08 1h 46m, 1 change
13:25 16:00 2h 35m, 1 change
13:28 16:00 2h 32m, 2 changes
14:22 16:58 2h 36m, 2 changes
15:25 18:00 2h 35m, 1 change
15:28 18:00 2h 32m, 2 changes

Eurostar, NS and Thalys trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

You can travel from Amsterdam to Brussels on Eurostar, NS and Thalys 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.

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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels

Train tickets from Amsterdam to Brussels start at €25 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €61.74.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price45.82
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price51.68
on the day
avg. single price61.74

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 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 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 to Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Brussels is 2 hours and 34 minutes, with around 32 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.

How fast does the train from Amsterdam to Brussels travel?

Thalys high-speed trains from Amsterdam to Brussels can travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The fastest journey time from Amsterdam to Brussels by train is 1 hour and 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Brussels cost?

The average train ticket price from Amsterdam to Brussels usually costs around €51.68 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €25 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Amsterdam to Brussels?

Yes. There are 3 direct Thalys, NS or Eurostar trains that travel from Amsterdam to Brussels each day with an average journey time of 2 hours and 34 minutes.

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

The first train from Amsterdam to Brussels leaves at 03:46 from Amsterdam Central. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Amsterdam to Brussels leaves at 21:28 from Amsterdam Central. 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 and Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels cover a distance of around 109 miles (175 km) during the journey.

Which train companies operate between Amsterdam and Brussels?

Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Brussels are operated by Eurostar – trains the Channel Tunnel, Nederlanse Spoorwegen (NS) – the national railway company in the Netherlands or Thalys – a high-speed train company connecting the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Amsterdam to Brussels.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Amsterdam to Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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