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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Dessel by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Herentals
  2. Take the train from Herentals to Mol

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Antwerp
  2. Take the bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Station perron 6

2 alternative options

Train, line 470 bus

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Turnhout
  2. Take the line 470 bus from Turnhout Station perron 2 to Dessel Markt

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Dessel

Brussels to Dessel by train and bus

95 Weekly Services
2h 8m Average Duration
€12 Cheapest Price
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Brussels → Dessel
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dessel is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dessel is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Dessel is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Dessel is to bus which costs €7 - €13 and takes 3h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Dessel is to drive which takes 1h 8m and costs €17 - €26.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Dessel. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Dessel Markt via Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 and Turnhout Station perron 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Brussels and Dessel is 69 km. The road distance is 98.8 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dessel without a car is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs €12 - €21.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Brussels to Dessel, including transfers.

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Brussels to Dessel bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dessel is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs €12 - €21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €13 and takes 3h 27m.

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Brussels to Dessel bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Turnhout Station perron 6.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Dessel is 99 km. It takes approximately 1h 8m to drive from Brussels to Dessel.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Dessel.
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  • Distance: 68.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Dessel via Herentals, Mol, and Mol Station perron 4 in around 2h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Dessel via Antwerp, Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1, Turnhout Station perron 6, and Turnhout Station perron 2 in around 3h 27m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Herentals
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €16
Train from Herentals to Mol
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€4 - €7
1st Class
€6 - €10
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Turnhout
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Turnhout Station perron 2 to Dessel Markt
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Station perron 6
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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