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There are 5 intercity buses per day from Amsterdam to Brussels. Traveling by bus from Amsterdam to Brussels usually takes around 3 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.
|Distance||108 mi (173 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 25m|
|Trips per day||5|
|Most frequent service||BlaBlaCar Bus|
How much is a bus ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels?
$13.34 is the average price of a bus ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in April. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$21 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Amsterdam to Brussels in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$50 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Amsterdam to Brussels?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Amsterdam to Brussels that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BlaBlaCar Bus usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.
Book BlaBlaCar Bus from Amsterdam to Brussels from $13. There are 3 BlaBlaCar Bus schedules from Amsterdam to Brussels and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Brussels. In Amsterdam, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Brussels from PiarcoPlein 1 and no other station. In Brussels, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at Gare du Midi and no other station.
An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 3 hours and 41 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Brussels in 2 hours and 25 minutes .
On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Brussels.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 3 trips from Amsterdam to Brussels, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 47 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Amsterdam to Brussels during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes to cover the 173 kilometers from Amsterdam to Brussels. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 25 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"Because many passengers travel from Amsterdam to Brussels at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Amsterdam?
The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Amsterdam to Brussels, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Brussels each day?
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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.
To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.
For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.
Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.
The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.
Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.
Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.
Where does the bus leave from in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam has two bus stations with service to Brussels.
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Where does the bus arrive in Brussels?
Also known as Brussels-South railway station, the Gare du Midi is the primary train station serving Brussels. The station is technically located in Saint-Gilles, a city south of Brussels, but the Gare du Midi metro stop connects travelers to all of Brussels' sights and attractions. Many high-speed train services, including international train lines, run through the Gare du Midi. Brussels is connected to the famous Eurostar line through this station, along with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn lines. The large indoor station includes many retail shops, restaurants, and services like information desks and restrooms.
Bus stations in Brussels:
Gare du Midi
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