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There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Heerlen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station Ice
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Heerlen Stoptrein RE18

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Bus FlixBus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Maastricht 328 / ...

$7 - $13

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Bus Ouibus  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen Ouibus

$9 - $12

Train, bus  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Hasselt Ic
  2. Take the bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...

$15 - $19

Drive  •  1h 18m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Heerlen 81.2 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Heerlen is to bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 3h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Heerlen is to drive which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 1h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Heerlen, Zandweg via Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße and Aachen, Bushof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Heerlen via Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Brussels and Heerlen is 115 km. The road distance is 129.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Heerlen without a car is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs .

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

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Brussels to Heerlen bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Heerlen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Heerlen is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 11€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Heerlen.
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  • Distance: 71.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Heerlen via Aachen Central Station and Aachen Hbf in around 2h 8m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Heerlen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 5m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
arriva.nl
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
belgiantrain.be
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2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$16 - $24
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Brussels to Heerlen bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Aachen station.

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Brussels to Heerlen train services, operated by Arriva NL, arrive at Heerlen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Heerlen is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 18m to drive from Brussels to Heerlen.

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There are 973+ hotels available in Heerlen. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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