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Amsterdam to Brussels by train

I'm looking at an Intercity Train ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels Midi, Monday, 17 June, about 8am on

I want to take the older, slower Intercity Train line because I've been told I can get off at Brussels Central for a few hours before reboarding and going on to Brussels Midi to catch my Eurostar in the afternoon. Also I understand that whatever time I purchase, since it's on the Intercity line, it will be honored on any of their trains that day (in case we aren't moving very fast that morning). Just wanted to double check before I purchase.

The price is E 50. for two people. Should I buy now or just get while I'm in Amsterdam that weekend? I understand there really isn't any big rush for this older train so is the price about the the same in advance as on the day?

Is all this correct? Thanks for any advice.

Posted by
4697 posts

I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to do here - save a few bucks on a connection ticket between Brussels Central and MIdi? They are not far apart. I'd take the faster train so you have more time in Brussels instead of saving the equivalent of a few euros.

Posted by
16817 posts

The prices you're currently seeing for both IC and Thalys trains on June 17 are discount fares. The 25 euro rate on the IC is a "mid-flex" fare that must be purchased at least a week in advance, but only ties you into a date and route, not a specific train departure. The full-flex fare for that type of train is 47.60 per adult. (Thalys tickets cost more at either rate and do lock you into a particular departure and seat assignment.) Either one of your train tickets covers you on the transfer between stations.