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Taking the train from Brussels to Amsterdam Centraal

Dust off your clogs, because when you travel by train from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal, you'll be sipping coffee by the canals of the Dutch capital in less than two hours. City centres are notoriously difficult to drive, and with so many Dutch beers to try, you can save anyone in your party being the designated driver.

With 27 high-speed direct services running between Brussels and Amsterdam every day, you'll be travelling in ultimate comfort flying through the European countryside at speeds of up to 300km/h without any traffic jam in sight. All Eurostar, Nederlandse Spoorwegen and Thalys trains are fitted with free onboard WiFi, a food and beverage car and plenty of room for luggage too, so there's no need to worry about packing the car. You'll hop off the train right in the centre of Amsterdam - visit one of the many museums available or hop onto a bicycle in no time to explore the city's waterways like a true Dutch local.

Ready to go? Start planning your trip now using our Journey Planner above to find the best deal. Still not convinced? Keep reading for more information on the journey, including times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal by train

It takes an average of 2h 37m to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal by train, over a distance of around 108 miles (175 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal and tickets for this journey start from €22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 52m
PriceFrom €22
Distance108 miles (175 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train09:45
Last train15:48
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationAmsterdam-Centraal
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, Flixbus, Thalys, NS, BlaBlaBus

Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:52 12:44 1h 52m, direct
11:45 14:35 2h 50m, 1 change
11:45 14:38 2h 53m, direct
11:49 14:35 2h 46m, 2 changes
11:49 14:38 2h 49m, 1 change
12:52 14:44 1h 52m, direct
13:45 16:35 2h 50m, 1 change
13:49 16:35 2h 46m, 2 changes
14:52 16:44 1h 52m, direct
15:45 18:35 2h 50m, 1 change

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

You can travel from Bruxelles to Amsterdam-Centraal on Eurostar, Thalys and NS 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).

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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal starts at €22 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 Brussels 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 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 Brussels 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 to Amsterdam-Centraal take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Amsterdam-Centraal is 2 hours and 37 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 Brussels and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

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

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

Train ticket prices from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal can start from as little as €22 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 Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 09:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal leaves at 15:48. 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 and Amsterdam-Centraal by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 Amsterdam-Centraal to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Amsterdam-Centraal 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 10/04/2021 for travel on 10/04/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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