Bruxelles / Brussels to Breda by train

How to take the rail journey from Brussels to destinations in the centre of The Netherlands

A few years ago the Intercity trains from Brussels/Bruxelles to The Netherlands were diverted to call at Breda, partially to facilitate new and improved connections with trains on to other destinations in The Netherlands including 'Den Bosch', Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem.

When travelling from the Belgian capital to these Dutch cities by train, the connections in Breda typically offer a faster end-to-end journey time in comparison to taking a high speed train to Rotterdam or Amsterdam, then making connections in either of those cities.



From Bruxelles-Central/Brussel-Centraal to Breda

Journey Summary

Travel Information

Final Destination: Amsterdam Centraal/CS or Den Haag HS

All trains also call at: Bruxelles-Central; Bruxelles-Nord; Bruxelles Airport; Antwerpen

Connect at Breda if you're heading by train from Bruxelles/Brussels to s-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven, Nijmegen or Arnhem.

1 x train per hour


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
NS Intl from €15

NS Intl Guide

NS is the Dutch national rail operator and it operates a bespoke website for the booking of international rail journeys from and to The Netherlands.
Therefore it offers tickets for journeys by:

  • Thalys trains to Bruxelles and Paris
  • IC trains to Berlin via Hannover and Bruxelles via Antwerpen
  • Eurostar to London
  • ICE trains to Basel and Frankfurt (Main) via Koln
  • the Nightjet trains to Austria and Germany

NS International also sells tickets to a range of destinations in Austria, Czechia, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland, which involve a change of train in Germany, along with the destinations in France, which can be accessed by making a connection in Bruxelles.

B-Europe from €15

B-Europe Guide

B-Europe is the website provided by Belgium's national railway operator for the sale of international rail journeys from and to Belgium.
Therefore tickets can be booked for the following international train services to/from Belgium

  • Eurostar
  • IC trains to France, Luxembourg and The Netherlands
  • ICE trains to Germany
  • Thalys trains to Germany, The Netherlands and Paris
  • TGV trains to destination in France other than Paris
    B-Europe offers a 'Best Fares' policy for journey by these trains.

It also sells international end-to-end journeys solely by train, with connections outside of Belgium, if you will be heading to popular destinations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Users of Eurail and InterRail passes can also book seat reservations on the Eurostar and Thalys services without paying booking fees.

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