Intercity Benelux services connect Amsterdam and Bruxelles via Rotterdam , Breda and Antwerpen every hour. They travel on the same high speed lines as the Thalys however maximum speed is lower, resulting in longer travel times. Four trains daily start from Den Haag instead of Amsterdam.
IC Benelux trains consist of refurbished Intercity coaches of NS (Dutch Railways) powered by SNCB (Belgian Railways) locos, the trains being run in cooperation of the two companies.
- 2nd and 1st class open-plan carriages with air-condition
- Power sockets are only available in 1st class.
- No Wifi
- Trains are equipped for passengers with reduced mobility
- Transport of bicycles is possible
Seat reservation is not possible. インターレイル
The Intercity Brussels are ideal for travellers with a rail pass (Interrail, Eurail) who want to save on reservation costs. Unlike the Thalys high speed trains you do not need a seat reservation for travelling on Intercity Brussels. Just hop on the train and take a seat.
Amsterdam/Den Haag HS - Rotterdam - Antwerpen - Bruxelles