There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Assen by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Assen Intercity

$43 - $69

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Bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen N75 / ...

$26 - $44

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Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Assen Intercity

$58 - $102

Train via Breda  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Zwolle
  3. Take the train from Zwolle to Assen

$48 - $93

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Assen 206.4 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Amsterdam, train  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Assen

$78 - $291

Fly to Groningen  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Groningen (GRQ) BRU - GRQ

$119 - $497

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Assen. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Assen, Maasstraat via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Groningen, Hoofdstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Assen. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Assen via Schiphol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Assen is 283 km. The road distance is 330.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Assen without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Brussels to Assen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Assen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Assen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Assen is to train which takes 5 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 37 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels to Assen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Assen.
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  • Distance: 176.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Assen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Brussels to Assen via Schiphol Airport in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Assen via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Groningen, and Groningen, Hoofdstation in around 6 h 37 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Berlin Tegel, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Brussels to Groningen via Rennes, Southend
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Train operators
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 Amsterdam Zuid to Assen
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Assen
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zwolle to Assen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Brussels to Assen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Assen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Assen is 330 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Brussels to Assen.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Airport.

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There are 388+ hotels available in Assen. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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