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From € 25

To Brussels by train

By Thalys and Intercity Brussels

Quickly to the heart of Brussels

  • From € 25 one-way trip with Intercity Brussels
  • From € 29 one-way trip with Thalys
  • Travel time Amsterdam - Brussels 1.53 hours with Thalys
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The earlier you book, the lower the price. The lowest fare from Amsterdam to Brussels is € 25 with Intercity Brussels. These cheap tickets are for sale up to 7 days before departure. For Thalys, the earlier you book, the lower the price. If the € 29 and € 27 tickets have run out on a particular time and day, the price will increase incremental to between € 73 and € 82. You pay extra if you want a flexible ticket.

Travel information

From the Randstad area you can travel quickly by train to Brussels. During your trip, you’ll have all you need to able to relax in our comfortable seats. You can choose to make the journey with Intercity Brussels, Thalys or Eurostar. Choose which train to Brussels meets your needs the best.

Travel with Intercity Brussels Travel with Thalys or Eurostar Header Header Header
No reservation required Fast and comfortable travel to Belgium Content Content Content
Flexibility: easily take a train earlier or later Reserved seats Content Content Content
Discount with your “NS abonnement” Early booking = lowest prices Content Content Content
Early bird tarief tickets when you book in advance* Shortest travel time Content Content Content
*You can book a early bird ticket up to 7 days before the travel date.

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Travel times Brussels-South with Intercity Brussels

Traject Travel time Transfer Header Header
Amsterdam - Brussels 2.47 0 Content Content
Schiphol - Brussels 2.37 0 Content Content
Rotterdam - Brussels 2.07 0 Content Content
Breda - Brussels 1.35 0 Content Content
Eindhoven - Brussels 2.33 1 Content Content
Utrecht - Brussels 2.59 1 Content Content
The Hague - Brussels 1 Content Content

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Travel times Brussels-Central with Thalys

Route Travel time Transfer Header Header
Amsterdam - Brussels 1.53 0 Content Content
Schiphol - Brussels 1.34 0 Content Content
Rotterdam - Brussels 1.10 0 Content Content
Breda - Brussels 1.26 1 Content Content
Antwerp - Brussels 0.34 0 Content Content
Paris - Brussels 1.26 0 Content Content
London - Brussels 2.08 0 Content Content
Eindhoven - Brussels 2.24 1 Content Content
Utrecht - Brussels 2.05 1 Content Content
The Hague - Brussels 1.39 1 Content Content

For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

Intercity Brussels runs 16 times a day to Brussels-South v.v. and stops in Brussels Central and Brussels-Airport Zaventem.Tickets issued from or to Brussels-South-Midi are also valid in the regular trains from or to the stations in the Brussels zone.Which stations belong to Brussels zone?

Prices train tickets Brussels

The prices of train tickets for Intercity Brussels depend on the departure and arrival station and the time of booking and traveling. Your ticket will give you access to every train on the chosen day of departure. Book at least 7 days before departure and you will travel for the best price anywhere in Belgium. The prices of Thalys and Eurostar are dependent on the time of booking and availability of tickets.

Prices Intercity Brussels route Amsterdam - Brussels

Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route
2nd class 1st class
One-way € 49,80 € 38,40 € 21,20 € 79,40 € 60,70 € 31,80
Early Bird week € 25 € 10,50 € 35 € 14,50
Early Bird weekend € 33 € 14,00 € 47 € 19,50

The price of Intercity Brussels is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Brussels, then the trip is cheaper.

The price depends on

Options flexibility Thalys

Standard
  • Bargain tickets
  • Limited rebooking
  • Subject to availability
Comfort
  • Change possible
  • 50% refund
  • Sufficient available
Premium
  • Rebooking free of charge
  • Cancellation free of charge
  • Always available
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Find out everything about Thalys rates here

Prices Eurostar

Standard, one-way
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Amsterdam - Brussels € 27 Content Content Content
Rotterdam - Brussels € 20 Content Content Content

Book in advance and save money

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
  • Tickets for Thalys can be booked up to 4 months in advance.
  • Tickets for Intercity Brussels can be booked up to 4 months in advance. Up until 7 days before departure, book Early Bird tickets with a significant discount.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee.
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.

Tips to get the best rates

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Practical information

To make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.

Itinerary planner and app

Please keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!
Download our app so that you will be kept informed during your trip of the possible changes.

Free access to the lounges

If you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam.

Brussels Card

Are you planning to visit many museums and attractions in Brussels? Perhaps the Brussels Card is for you. If you buy this card, you will not need to pay admission to various museums and benefit from attractive discounts for attractions, tours, shops, restaurants and bars. For an extra charge, you can also get unlimited access to public transportation in Brussels.
Find out more about Brussels Card

Facilities

We gladly inform you about all the facilities on board.Intercity Brussels facilitiesThalys facilitiesEurostar facilities

My Thalys World

My Thalys World is a loyalty programme for frequent travellers that allows you to earn points by travelling.
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    *Listed from-prices are based on tickets from Amsterdam Central Station. The price of Intercity Brussels is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Brussels, then the trip is cheaper.