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Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 2h 49m to travel from Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 109 miles (175 km). There are normally 62 trains per day travelling from Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 12m
Price€22 - €330.79
Distance109 miles (175 km)
Frequency62 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels Central
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday 11th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:50 15:35 2h 45m, 1 change
12:50 15:38 2h 48m, direct
12:54 15:35 2h 41m, 2 changes
12:54 15:38 2h 44m, 1 change
13:32 15:44 2h 12m, 1 change
13:50 16:35 2h 45m, 1 change
13:50 16:38 2h 48m, direct
13:54 16:35 2h 41m, 2 changes
13:54 16:38 2h 44m, 1 change
14:50 17:35 2h 45m, 1 change

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

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

Train tickets from Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal start at €22 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 €60.65.
lowest price found
from22
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price38.26
on the day
avg. single price60.65

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 Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal? 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 Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels Central and Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 49 minutes, with around 62 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 Brussels Central and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

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

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

Train tickets from Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €22 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 Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal?

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

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

The first train from Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 05:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 21:02. 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 Brussels Central and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels Central.
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 Brussels Central to Amsterdam-Centraal for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 21/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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