From € 31

To the Ardennes by train

With Eurostar or Intercity Brussels

Quickly to the Ardennes

  • From € 31 one way with Intercity Brussels
  • From € 37 one way with Eurostar
  • Travel time Amsterdam – Spa vanaf 4.14 hrs
  • Early booking = lowest prices

Travel information the Ardennes

With the train you can be in the Belgian Ardennes within half a day. You can travel with Eurostar or Intercity Brussels to Brussel-Zuid (Midi) or to Antwerp. At both these stations you can catch another domestic train to your final destination.

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*You can book an Early Bird ticket up until 3 days before departure, limited availability.

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For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

Prices train tickets to the Ardennes

There are different types of Eurostar rates each with related prices. Train ticket prices for Intercity Brussels depend on the time of booking and travel. Book at least 3 days before departure and you will travel for the best price anywhere in Belgium. The availability is limited.

Examples prices Ardennes with Intercity Brussels

  • To Eupen: from € 31 (Early bird)
  • To Vielsalm: from € 47 (Early bird)
  • To Spa: from € 42 (Early bird)
  • To Barvaux: from € 43 (Early bird)

*Listed 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 the Ardennes, then the trip is cheaper.

The price depends on

Options flexibility Eurostar

Standard / Eurostar Standard
  • Change without charge up to 1 hour before departure
  • Cancellation with € 25 fee up to 7 days before departure
  • Limited availability
  • Change without charge up to 1 hour before departure
  • Cancellation with € 25 fee up to 7 days before departure
  • Sufficient available
  • Rebooking free of charge
  • Cancellation free of charge
  • Always available
Eurostar Premier
  • Change without charge up to 48 hours after departure
  • Cancel without charge up to 48 hours after departure
  • Almost always available

Find out everything about Eurostar rates here

Book in advance and save money

Thalys tickets to the Ardennes can be booked up to 4 months in advance.

For Intercity Brussels you can buy tickets from 180 days before departure. Up until 3 days before departure, you are able to buy our Early Bird tickets: tickets with a significant discount. The availability is limited.

General tips for getting the cheapest tickets

  • Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
  • Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
  • For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
  • Book online to avoid booking fee.

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.

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Facilities on board the train

We gladly inform you about all facilities on board so that you can make your journey more comfortable.
Read all about the facilities and practical issues of Eurostar
Read all about the facilities and practical issues of Intercity Brussels

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