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There are 5 ways to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Oostende

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bruges

3 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship)

Fly, train

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

Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) by train and walk

The journey time between Alphen aan den Rijn and Mercator (ship) is around 4h 47m and covers a distance of around 261 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 45m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 57m. Operated by Connexxion, Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and others, the Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) service departs from Alphen a/d Rijn and arrives in Mercator (ship). Typically 33 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 1m
Layover time:
1h 45m
Total time:
4h 47m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 57m
Journey distance:
261 km
Services per week:
33
Cheapest price:
€69
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) is to bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 7h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) is to drive which takes 2h 37m and costs €30 - €50.

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No, there is no direct train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship). However, there are services departing from Alphen a/d Rijn and arriving at Oostende via Gouda, Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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The distance between Alphen aan den Rijn and Mercator (ship) is 156 km. The road distance is 253.2 km.

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The best way to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) without a car is to train which takes 5h 7m and costs €65 - €140.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship), including transfers.

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Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) 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 Mercator (ship) is to train which takes 5h 7m and costs €65 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 7h 30m.

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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 Mercator (ship) train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Oostende station.

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Map of how to get from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship).
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  • Distance: 156.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands and Mercator (ship), Belgium?

You can take a train from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) via Gouda, Rotterdam Centraal, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Oostende in around 5h 7m. 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 - €430
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€19 - €28
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Oostende
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €17
1st Class
€17 - €26
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)
Book at
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
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.
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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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Yes, the driving distance between Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship) is 253 km. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Alphen aan den Rijn to Mercator (ship).

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 323+ hotels available in Mercator (ship). 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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