From € 29

To the Ardennes by train

With Thalys or Intercity Brussels

Quickly to the Ardennes

  • From € 29 one way with Intercity Brussels
  • From € 37 one way with Thalys
  • 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 Thalys 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 7 days before departure

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For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner

Prices train tickets to the Ardennes

There are different types of Thalys rates each with related prices. Train ticket prices for Intercity Brussels depend on the time of booking and travel. Book at least 7 days before departure and you will travel for the best price anywhere in Belgium.

Examples prices Ardennes with Intercity Brussels

  • To Eupen: from € 29 (Early bird)
  • To Vielsalm: from € 29 (Early bird)
  • To Spa: from € 29 (Early bird)
  • To Barvaux: from € 29 (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 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

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 7 days before departure, you are able to buy our Early Bird tickets: tickets with a significant discount, especially when you travel on week days (Monday-Tuesday).

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 ThalysRead all about the facilities and practical issues of Intercity Brussels

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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.