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There are 6 ways to get from Atomium to Brussels by subway, bus, taxi or foot

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Recommended option

Line 6 subway  •  16 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Heysel to Simonis 6

€3

Cheapest option

Line 241 bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the line 241 bus from Brussel Brugmann to Brussel IJzer 241 / ...

€1 - €3

4 alternative options

Line 6 subway, line 1 subway  •  26 min

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Heysel to Beekkant 6
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Beekkant to Sainte-Catherine 1 / ...

€5

Line 14 bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the line 14 bus from Heysel to Belgica 14

€3

Taxi  •  9 min

  1. Take a taxi from Atomium to Brussels 6.1 km

€8 - €11

Walk  •  1h 10m

  1. Walk from Atomium to Brussels 5.9 km

Atomium to Brussels by walk and subway

The journey time between Atomium and Brussels is around 32 min and covers a distance of around 5 km. The fastest journey normally takes 30 min. Operated by STIB, the Atomium to Brussels service departs from Atomium and arrives in Simonis. Typically 1143 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
32 min
Fastest journey time:
30 min
Services per week:
1143
Cheapest price:
€3
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:00
Last service departs at:
23:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Atomium to Brussels walk and subway schedules

Atomium → Brussels
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Frequently Asked Questions


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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 Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Atomium to Brussels is to line 6 subway, which costs €3 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atomium to Brussels is to taxi which costs €8 - €11 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussel Brugmann and arriving at Brussel IJzer. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heysel and arriving at Simonis. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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The distance between Atomium and Brussels is 5 km.

The best way to get from Atomium to Brussels without a car is to line 6 subway which takes 16 min and costs €3.

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The line 6 subway from Heysel to Simonis takes 9 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Atomium to Brussels bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Brussel Brugmann station.

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Atomium to Brussels train services, operated by STIB, depart from Heysel station.

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Atomium to Brussels bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Brussel IJzer station.

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Map of how to get from Atomium to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 5 km
  • Duration: 16 min

What companies run services between Atomium, Belgium and Brussels, Belgium?

STIB operates a vehicle from Heysel to Simonis every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €3 and the journey takes 9 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussel Brugmann to Brussel IJzer every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €1 - €3 and the journey takes 16 min.

Train operators
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Subway from Heysel to Simonis
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
Subway from Heysel to Beekkant
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
Subway from Beekkant to Sainte-Catherine
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brussel Brugmann to Brussel IJzer
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Bus from Heysel to Belgica
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
Other operators
Taxi from Atomium to Brussels
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Your Private Driver
Phone
+32 466 24 16 94
Website
yourprivatedriver.be
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Gentle car service
Phone
+32 497 11 17 61
Website
taxi-aeroports.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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