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There are 6 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium by bus, train, car, plane or tram

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Line 470 bus, train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the line 470 bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Schiphol, Airport 870 / ...
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

€68 - €128

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Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels-North train station 817 / ...

€19 - €24

4 alternative options

Train, line 196 bus, bus, line 14 bus  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
  2. Take the line 196 bus from Gouda, Station to Rotterdam, Metro Capelsebrug 196
  3. Take the bus from Rotterdam Capelsebrug station to Brussels Noord Bus Station
  4. Take the line 14 bus from Gare Du Nord to Heysel 14

€20 - €28

Train, bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Puurs
  3. Take the bus from Puurs Station to Brussel Stadion 260 / ...

€25 - €49

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium 170.5 km

€21 - €35

Fly, line 3 tram  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the line 3 tram from Gare Du Nord to Esplanade

€56 - €208

Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium by bus, train, subway and walk

The journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Atomium is around 2h 46m and covers a distance of around 227 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 42m. Operated by Arriva NL, Thalys and STIB, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum and arrives in Atomium. Typically 44 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 46m
Fastest journey time:
2h 42m
Services per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€68
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:47
Last service departs at:
18:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium bus, train, subway and walk schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Atomium is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Atomium is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Atomium is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium is to bus which costs €18 - €25 and takes 5h 59m.

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The fastest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium is to drive which takes 1h 51m and costs €21 - €35.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum and arriving at Brussel Brugmann via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Brussel Noord opstaphalte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Atomium is 139 km. The road distance is 170.5 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium without a car is to line 470 bus and train which takes 3h 37m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium, including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport station.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium is 171 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Atomium.

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  • Distance: 139 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Atomium, Belgium?

FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels-North train station once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Alphen a/d Rijn to Gouda
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Connexxion
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Leiden Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Puurs
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €17
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Tram from Gare Du Nord to Esplanade
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum to Schiphol, Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Gouda, Station to Rotterdam, Metro Capelsebrug
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Rotterdam Capelsebrug station to Brussels Noord Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
CityBusExpress
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Bus from Gare Du Nord to Heysel
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Puurs Station to Brussel Stadion
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 421+ hotels available in Atomium. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to line 470 bus which takes 34 min and costs €4 - €6.

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