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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Tha / ...

$33 - $87

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Ouibus

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 36 min

  1. 328 / ...

$13 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. 81.2 miles

$19 - $29

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Heerlen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Heerlen 5 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Aachen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Heerlen is 115 km. The road distance is 130 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Heerlen is to bus which costs 6€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Heerlen via Aachen Hbf and Herzogenrath. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station and arriving at Heerlen, Heerlen, Heerlerbaan Zandweg via Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße and Aachen, Aachen, Bushof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to get from Brussels to Heerlen, including transfers.