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

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Bus FlixBus  •  2 h 44 min

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

$7 - $13

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Train  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Liege-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht
  3. Take the train from Maastricht to Heerlen

Bus Eurolines DE  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Aachen Hauptbahnhof

$40 - $60

Train via Hasselt  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Hasselt Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hasselt to Maastricht Stoptrein

$20 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  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 6€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Heerlen is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Brussels North and arriving at Heerlen, Zandweg via Aachen, Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Heerlen. However, there are services departing from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central and arriving at Heerlen via Liege-Guillemins and Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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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 bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs 6€ - 11€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Brussels to Heerlen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Heerlen bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Brussels North station.

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Brussels to Heerlen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Heerlen is to bus which takes 2 h 44 min and costs 6€ - 11€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 71.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Heerlen 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Heerlen via Liege-Guillemins and Maastricht in around 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$15 - $23
Train from Hasselt to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $23
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Maastricht to Heerlen
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Brussels North to Aachen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de

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Brussels to Heerlen bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Aachen Hauptbahnhof station.

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

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

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