There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Mechelen to Turnhout Ic / ...

$28 - $33

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Train, bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Antwerpen-Centraal Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Zeshoek 410 / ...

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Warande perron 3 305

$24 - $25

Drive  •  51 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout 52.1 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Turnhout via Mechelen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Turnhout is 57 km. The road distance is 83.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout without a car is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs 23€ - 29€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout is to train which takes 2 h 3 min and costs 23€ - 29€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 22€ and takes 2 h 59 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout is 83 km. It takes approximately 51 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout.

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  • Distance: 35.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 51 min. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Turnhout hourly. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 1 h 49 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Mechelen to Turnhout
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $18
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.

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Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Zeshoek
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Turnhout Warande perron 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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