Quickly to the heart of Brussels
- From € 25* one-way trip with Intercity Brussels
- From € 29* one-way trip with Thalys
- From € 27 one-way trip with Eurostar
- Travel time Amsterdam - Brussels: 1h50m with Thalys
The advantages of travelling by train
- Board directly, no check-ins
- Comfortable seating
- Arrival in the heart of town
- No parking costs
- Online no booking fee
Travel information BrusselsFrom 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 No reservation required Fast and comfortable travel to Belgium Flexibility: easily take a train earlier or later Reserved seats Discount with your “NS abonnement” Early booking = lowest prices Early Bird tickets when you book in advance* Shortest travel time*You can book a early bird ticket up to 7 days before the travel date. Intercity Brussels runs 16 times a day to Brussels-South v.v. and stops in Brussels Central and Brussels-Airport Zaventem. Thalys runs 14 times a day to Brussels-South v.v. Eurostar runs 2 times a day to Brussels-South v.v. For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner
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 BrusselsThe 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*
Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route 2nd class 1st class Enkele reis € 47,60 € 36,60 € 20,20 € 77,20 € 59,10 € 32,00 Early bird week € 25,00 -- € 10,50 € 35 -- € 14,50 Early bird weekend € 33,00 -- € 14,00 € 47,00 -- € 19,50
The price of Thalys depends on
- The moment of booking - Early booking means lowest prices
- Travel class - 1st or 2nd class
- Flexibility - Regarding rebooking and cancellations
- Bargain tickets
- Limited rebooking
- Subject to availability
- Change possible
- 50% refund
- Sufficient available
- Rebooking free of charge
- Cancellation free of charge
- Always available
Standard Standard Premier 2nd class 1st class Amsterdam - Brussels € 27 € 32 Rotterdam - Brussels € 22 € 27*Listed from-prices are based on one way 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
Book in advance and save moneyTickets to Brussels can be booked up to 46 months in advance.
General tips for getting the cheapest Intercity Brussels ticketsFor Intercity Brussels you can buy tickets from 120 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 Thalys 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.
Practical informationTo make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.
Brussels CardAre 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
FacilitiesWe gladly inform you about all the facilities on board.
Intercity Brussels facilities
View the itinerary plannerPlease 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 the appDownload our app so that you will be kept informed of the possible changes.
Free access to the loungesIf 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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* Listed from-prices are based on one-way trips, 2nd class, Intercity Brussels. All rates are subject to applicable fare conditions.