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inexpensive train from Brussels to Amsterdam

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inexpensive train from Brussels to Amsterdam

I am trying to find the least expensive train to take from Brussels to Amsterdam. I have researched the Eurostar, Eurorail and the Intercity Train. However I am having a difficulty differentiating between the three which one is better.

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1. Re: inexpensive train from Brussels to Amsterdam

eurostar doesnt go to amsterdam.

if you look at the SNCB site in english yoyu will be able to do the research. booking for today the prices were aound 100 euro return on the standard intercity train. Thalys is an express service but the differcne in time is not great.

if you have time before you travel the prices will be considerbly cheaper.

you could also get a coach if price is the issue.

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2. Re: inexpensive train from Brussels to Amsterdam

Eurorail isn't a train or even a train operator - it's an agency.

The 2 types of train available are Thalys (run by a consortium of European train companies) and InterCity (run by Belgian/Dutch Railways).

"Better" depends on your criteria, but IC is more flexible - departs from Midi, Central, and (possibly) Nord and does not have to be booked in advance - and usually cheaper, especially if you are making a day trip, when you can get a "Benelux superdagretour" rate, or weekend trip, when there is a "Benelux weekend" rate.

Thalys departs only from Midi, is no faster than IC on this route (high-speed track not yet in operation), has to be booked in advance and is usually more expensive but this depends partly on how far in advance you can book (no day return or weekend rates). However, they sometimes have special deals, fares will be on www.thalys.com.

If you really want the cheapest rates, this would be by coach rather than train, see www.eurolines.be.

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