There are 3 ways to get from Brussels to Genk by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Genk Ic / ...

$12 - $17

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Bus, line 1 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hasselt N84
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Hasselt Station perron 12 to Genk Station perron 11 1 / ...

$9 - $12

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Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Genk 59 miles

$12 - $18

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Genk station. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Genk Station perron 11 via Hasselt Station perron 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord and arriving at Genk. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Genk is 82 km. The road distance is 94.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Genk without a car is to train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs .

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The train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Genk takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Brussels to Genk train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Genk is to train which takes 1 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 1 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 3 min.

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Brussels to Genk bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Genk Station perron 11.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Genk.
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  • Distance: 51.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Genk hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Genk via Hasselt and Hasselt Station perron 12 in around 2 h 3 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Genk
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 12 to Genk Station perron 11
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Genk is 94 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Brussels to Genk.

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