I have been trying to buy 2 train tickets from Bruges to Amsterdam, and am having issues. I have tried the Belgium, Dutch, and German train sites, and when I'm ready to buy, I get a misfunction message. Does anyone have any insight?
Are you planning on using the Thalys train or looking for routes only using IC trains?
What date are you looking at?
I tried a booking at the NS site for an ad random date in April, stopping at the actual payment, and didn't encounter any problem.
And I from Belgian Rail, except they kept jacking up the price for a day in May.
Is this a credit card issue?
The train I was looking at was an IC from Bruges to Brussels, & a Thalys from Brussels to Amsterdam on Sunday, May 5th. It was the least expensive price - left Bruges at 8:31 AM & arrives at Amsterdam Central Station at 11:44 AM.
It can't be a credit card issue because I haven't gotten than far yet.
Again: no problem.
Did you tick the box »I agree with...« at the final stage, just before being directed to the credit card page?
Yes, I am getting that error message when I try to book the lower priced tickets. When I try the higher priced (125 EUR for 2) it does let me go on.
Strange. I didn't have a problem with the lower price (EUR 36, if I remember correctly).
Try Loco2 or Trainline.
Tom from Leiden, I don't recall the "I agree" box coming up. I have had this issue for about 3 days now.
I checked Rick Steves' European ticket purchase site, & didn't seem to have any issues except the tickets were a little more expensive ($105.XX for 2 tickets) as opposed to 73.20 Euros on the European sites (for 2 tickets).
I guess I will try the European sites for a couple more days, and if I can't get them to work, I will buy the tickets through Rick's site.
Something is wrong. Now both the Belgian and Dutch sites give a »malfunction«.
Loco2 doesn't seem to know the 08.31. Trainline only gives the more expensive one.
Maybe best to wait a few days till the problem is solved?
www.thetrainline.com is showing it for 102.20 EUR for 2 tickets. If you are trying to save money, you could take a bit longer and an extra change and go all IC trains. Then it is 80 EUR for 2. A connection at 7:58 with changes at Gent St Pieters and Antwerp Berchem gets you to Amsterdam Centraal at 11:38.
I see there is weekend track work at Antwerp Centraal and trains are not stopping there. That could be screwing up the search engines.