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Distance between Amsterdam and Brussels



Driving non-stop from Amsterdam to Brussels

How far is Brussels from Amsterdam? Here's the quick answer if you drive this relatively short distance without making any stops.

Nonstop drive: 130 miles or 209 km

Driving time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Even though you can drive this distance straight through, it might be more interesting to stop along the way. You can scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.




Flying non-stop from Amsterdam to Brussels

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 108 miles or 174 km

Flight time: 43 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 22 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.2x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/3th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.




Amsterdam to Brussels road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Brussels, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 2.5 hours on the road


Itinerary

Start in Amsterdam.

Drive for about 25 minutes, then stop in Utrecht and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 29 minutes then stop at Kinderdijk and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 57 minutes then stop in Antwerp and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 30 minutes and arrive in Brussels.


To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:






Amsterdam to Brussels airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM)

Arrival airport: Brussels Airport (BRU)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 102 minutes

Getting to your destination: 24 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from RTM to BRU and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 43 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Amsterdam to Brussels including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 5 hours




Plan a trip to Brussels

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Brussels, Belgium. There's an entire Q&A community where you can post questions and get answers from expert travelers or locals who know the area. For instance, you might be interested in the answers to this question: Amsterdam or Brussels/Brugge?. A great place to eat might be Delirium Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Brussels like Manneken Pis. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Brussels like Going to Brussels for Magritte, what else should we do?. Click the button below to explore Brussels in detail.






How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Brussels to Amsterdam, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Amsterdam, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Amsterdam!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 130 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 10 minutes
flight distance is 108 miles
flight time of 43 minutes
430 Amsterdam travel answers
194 Brussels travel answers





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