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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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  1. Cheapest price £25.50
  2. 30 day advance £39.00
  3. 7 day advance £58.50
  • First train
    06:17
  • Last train
    20:52
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 34m
  1. Travelling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels is very easy. The number of daily trains serving the route more than doubled in December 2014, so passengers on the route are now spoilt for choice. Opt for either a premium Thalys train or the more frequent but slower InterCity (IC) service.

    The Thalys service must be pre-booked and each ticket includes a seat reservation. The IC option allows you to be totally flexible as tickets are not tied to a specific service.

    Travel time between the two cities is just under two hours on Thalys and 3 hrs 20 mins on the IC service. The route passes through a densely settled part of Europe, but there’s plenty of interest outside the carriage window. You’ll see much striking modern architecture and, in the first half of the journey, even the occasional windmill stranded in urban settings.

    Tickets for both the IC and Thalys services go on sale three months prior to travel.

    Amsterdam to Brussels

    Amsterdam to Brussels

    Thalys trains on this route generally run at least every two hours, with extra services at peak times. Services start at Amsterdam Centraal and also serve Schiphol Airport. Trains make just two other stops en route, in Rotterdam and Antwerp, before arriving at Brussels Midi station.

    The InterCity (IC) service (dubbed Beneluxtrein locally) leaves Amsterdam Centraal hourly and makes 11 stops on its journey to Brussels. In Brussels, this service includes a very useful stop at Brussels Central (close to the Grand Place in the heart of the city) before continuing to Brussels Midi where the train terminates. The IC train serves both Schiphol Airport and Brussels National Airport and also stops at Den Haag, Rotterdam and Antwerp.

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Image credits: La Grand-Place in Brussels by Ron Sumners

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