COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Netherlands. Learn More.

There are 3 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen by train, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda Ic / ...

20€ - 47€

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 8m

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen 108.7 km

13€ - 20€

Towncar  •  1h 8m

  1. Take a town car from Brussels Airport to Rijen 108.7 km

30€ - 60€

Belgium → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Aruba, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sint Maarten

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. South Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Sint Maarten, Iceland, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba and Portugal
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Sint Maarten, Iceland and Portugal

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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Belgium.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rijen is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Rijen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

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Last updated: 14 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen is to drive. Taking this option will cost 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Gilze-Rijen via Breda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Rijen is 83 km. The road distance is 108.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen without a car is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs 20€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 1h 33m to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Breda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen is 109 km. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Rijen.

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  • Distance: 82.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 33m

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Rijen, Netherlands?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda hourly. Tickets cost 18€ - 20€ and the journey takes 1h 7m. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 20€
1st Class
25€ - 29€
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
21€ - 30€
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Brussels Airport to Rijen
Estimated price
30€ - 60€

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