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

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central Thalys
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Blankenberge Ic

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Bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bruges 819

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Train via Brussels  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Blankenberge Ic / ...

Train, ferry, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Vlissingen
  2. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf
  3. Take the bus from Breskens, Veerhaven to Brugge, Station 42

Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge 223.2 km

Fly, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Blankenberge

Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge by train

The train journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Blankenberge is around 4h 34m and covers a distance of around 271 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 33m. The fastest train normally takes 3h 58m. Operated by Connexxion, Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and others, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge train service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Blankenberge. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 1m
Layover time:
1h 33m
Total time:
4h 34m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 58m
Train distance:
271 km
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
€70
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:08
Last train departs at:
18:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Netherlands → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Blankenberge is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Blankenberge is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, returning to Netherlands from Belgium is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge is to bus which costs €21 - €30 and takes 8h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge station. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn, Centrum and arriving at Blankenberge Station perron 3 via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Brugge Station perron 10. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge. However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Blankenberge via Gouda, Rotterdam Centraal and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Blankenberge is 139 km. The road distance is 223.2 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €70 - €140.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge, including transfers.

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

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs €70 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €30 and takes 8h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge.
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  • Distance: 138.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

You can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge via Gouda, Rotterdam Centraal, and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 5h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bruges 3 times a week. Tickets cost €16 - €21 and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Blankenberge
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €29
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Blankenberge
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€17 - €25
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 Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Station perron 10
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
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 Bruges
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4
Website
Westerschelde Ferry

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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 Blankenberge bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Blankenberge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge is 223 km. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Blankenberge.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 334+ hotels available in Blankenberge. Prices start at €87 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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