There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Gouda
  3. Take the train from Gouda to Alphen a/d Rijn

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 813 / ...

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines NL  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300

$25 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn 109.5 miles

$26 - $40

Fly  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$68 - $248

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Alphen a/d Rijn via Rotterdam Centraal and Gouda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Alphen aan den Rijn is 144 km. The road distance is 175.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn without a car is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn, including transfers.

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Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 3 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn.
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  • Distance: 89.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn via Rotterdam Centraal and Gouda in around 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, Eurolines NL operates a bus from Brussels to Alphen aan den Rijn every 3 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
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 Brussel-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Gouda
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$80 - $90
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Train from Gouda to Alphen a/d Rijn
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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