Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

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Wed 23 Jan

11:25 14:11
$29
02:46 hrs

Thu 24 Jan

16:25 19:11
$29
02:46 hrs

Fri 25 Jan

12:25 15:11
$39
02:46 hrs

Sat 26 Jan

11:25 14:16
$39
02:51 hrs

Sun 27 Jan

11:25 14:16
$39
02:51 hrs

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Amsterdam to Brussels Train Information

Avg. Train Duration2h 36m
Trains arrive inBrussels
Trains depart fromAmsterdam
Train Ticket Price$ 32.14
Distance173 km
Train Companies
  • Thalys
  • Eurostar
  • NS International

What train companies travel from Amsterdam to Brussels

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Eurostar trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Eurostar trains?

    No, children under 4 years old do not need a ticket on Eurostar trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    Check-in is required for all Eurostar trains. Standard, Standard Premier, and Eurostar carte classique travellers must check-in at least 30 minutes before departure. Business Premier and Eurostar carte blanche travellers must check-in at least 10 minutes before departure. Large groups of 10 or more and all travellers on ski trains must check-in at least 1 hour before departure. Travellers who require assistance should add 30 minutes on top of their normal check-in time.


    Eurostar offers Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier ticket classes.


What's on board Thalys trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Thalys trains?

    No, children under 4 years old do not need a ticket on Thalys trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A "KID" fare should be purchased if a seat is needed. Children under 12 years old are eligible for a flat rate KID fare, which allows children to travel to all Thalys train destinations in Comfort 1 Class for €30 or Comfort 2 Class for €15. All children under 12 years old travelling on Thalys trains must be accompanied by an adult.


    No check-in is required for Thalys trains except on journeys traveling to/from London.


    Thalys offers Economy, Semi-Flexible, and Flexible fares. Thalys also offers Standard, Standard Mini, Comfort, and Premium ticket classes. Kid, Youth, Senior, and Group discounts are also available for these three ticket classes.


    Full Flex


    This ticket can be refunded for a 50% fee or exchanged for a €15 fee before departure.


    Semi Flex


    This ticket can be refunded for a 50% fee or exchanged for a €15 fee before departure.


    Non Flex


    This ticket cannot be refunded or exchanged.


What's on board NS International trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on NS International trains?

    No, children under 4 years old do not need a ticket on NS trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. Children 4+ years old need to purchase a €2.50 Railrunner ticket to travel on NS trains. Railrunner tickets allow children 4-11 years old to travel independently in 2nd Class or travel in 1st Class with an adult. Each adult may travel in 1st Class with 3 children, provided each child has their own Railrunner ticket.


    No check-in is required for NS trains. However, travellers will need to scan their e-ticket's barcode or chipkaart to open the station's gates.


    NS offers 1st and 2nd Class tickets.


    This ticket is valid for any train travelling this route on the date indicated except for high-speed trains.


What's on board NS International | IC trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on NS International | IC trains?

    No, children under 4 years old do not need a ticket on NS trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. Children 4+ years old need to purchase a €2.50 Railrunner ticket to travel on NS trains. Railrunner tickets allow children 4-11 years old to travel independently in 2nd Class or travel in 1st Class with an adult. Each adult may travel in 1st Class with 3 children, provided each child has their own Railrunner ticket.


    No check-in is required for NS trains. However, travellers will need to scan their e-ticket's barcode or chipkaart to open the station's gates.


    NS offers 1st and 2nd Class tickets.


    This ticket is valid for any train travelling this route on the date indicated except for high-speed trains.


Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels

Trains in Europe are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes in BeNeLux. Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels are operated by Thalys and NS. Trains travel from Amsterdam to Brussels approximately 35 times per day, with the first train departing Amsterdam at 5:52 a.m. and the last leaving at 9:22 p.m. All Thalys trains are direct. Most NS services are also direct; however, occasional journeys require a transfer in either Antwerp or Rotterdam. Trains take between 1:51 h and 3:23 h to arrive in Brussels depending on the service chosen and if any transfers are required. Thalys trains are usually faster and more expensive than NS services. All trains depart from Amsterdam Centraal train station and arrive at Bruxelles-Midi train station.

Amsterdam to Brussels Train Cost

Average prices for trains from Amsterdam to Brussels when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€60

1 Day in Advance

€67

1 Week in Advance

€44

2 Weeks in Advance

€39

1 Month in Advance

€37

3 Months in Advance

€44

Amsterdam to Brussels Trains: General Information

Travelers in Europe can offset some of the cost of Amsterdam to Brussels train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • Amsterdam to Brussels trains are run by either Thalys or NS.
  • All Thalys trains are direct, while some NS trains have transfers at Rotterdam and Antwerp. Amsterdam to Brussels trains depart from Amsterdam's Centraal train station and arrive at Bruxelles-Midi train station.
  • The Amsterdam to Brussels train journey takes as little as 1 hour and 51 minutes to arrive in Brussels.
  • Most travelers book their Amsterdam to Brussels train tickets 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Amsterdam to Brussels trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 26% cheaper to book an Amsterdam to Brussels train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Amsterdam to Brussels train costs are 38% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Amsterdam

Amsterdam offers public transport across the city and to the surrounding suburbs, providing quick and easy journeys to Amsterdam Centraal train station in the heart of the Dutch capital. The main station offers train routes to destinations across the Netherlands, and further afield to Belgium, Germany and beyond. Amsterdam has a reliable bus and tram network, offering straightforward connections, with a dedicated metro system with four routes for faster journeys from outlying districts. Taxis are available 24 hours a day across the city.

Getting into Brussels by Train

Visitors to the Belgium capital can soak in the sights and enjoy some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe. Take a stroll through the gilded hallways of centuries-old halls and cathedrals, or sample local delights and chocolate delicacies renowned the world over. Brussels is a thriving cosmopolitan city, with first-rate restaurants, hotels and entertainments to enjoy. Visitors arriving into the city at the Gare de Bruxelles-Midi railway station will find convenient routes across Brussels, with metro, tram and bus routes providing easy travel across the capital. A limited night bus schedule offers 24/7 service across 17 routes.

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