From € 25

To Brussels by train

To Brussels with Thalys or Intercity Brussels

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

    Travel information Brussels

    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
    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.

    Travel times Brussels-South with Intercity Brussels

    Route Travel time Change train
    Brussels - Amsterdam 2.52 0
    Brussels - Schiphol 2.37 0
    Brussels - Rotterdam 2.07 0

    Intercity Brussels runs 16 times a day to Brussels-South v.v. and stops in Brussels Central and Brussels-Airport Zaventem.

    Travel times Brussels-South with Thalys

    Route Travel time Change train
    Brussels - Amsterdam 1.53 0
    Brussels - Schiphol 1.34 0
    Brussels - Rotterdam 1.10 0

    Thalys runs 14 times a day to Brussels-South v.v.

    Travel times Brussels-South with Eurostar

    Route Travel time Change train
    Brussels - Amsterdam 1.50 0
    Brussels - Rotterdam 1.08 0

    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

    Prices train tickets Brussels

    The prices of Intercity Brussels tickets are dependent on the time of booking and travelling. The prices of Thalys and Eurostar are dependent on the time of booking and availability of tickets.

    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

    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

    Prices Thalys


    • Bargain tickets
    • Limited rebooking
    • Subject to availability


    • Change possible
    • 50% refund
    • Sufficient available


    • Rebooking free of charge
    • Cancellation free of charge
    • Always available

    Prices Eurostar

    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
  • Lowest rates

    Book in advance and save money

    Tickets to Brussels can be booked up to 46 months in advance.

    General tips for getting the cheapest Intercity Brussels tickets

    For 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 information

    Practical information

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

    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


    We gladly inform you about all the facilities on board.
    Intercity Brussels facilities
    Thalys facilities
    Eurostar facilities

    View the itinerary planner

    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 the app

    Download our app so that you will be kept informed 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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* Listed from-prices are based on one-way trips, 2nd class, Intercity Brussels. All rates are subject to applicable fare conditions.