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

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Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Turnhout Ic

$14 - $18

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Antwerp 822 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Station perron 6 410 / ...

$10 - $12

2 alternative options

Train, line 432 bus  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Noorderkempen Intercity direct / ...
  2. Take the line 432 bus from Brecht Station Noorderkempen per 1 to Merksplas Dorp 432

$16 - $25

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Brussels to Merksplas 54.1 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Merksplas is to bus which costs 9€ - 11€ and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Merksplas is to drive which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 1 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Merksplas. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Merksplas Dorp via Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 and Turnhout Station perron 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Brussels and Merksplas is 67 km. The road distance is 86.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Merksplas without a car is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs 11€ - 16€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Brussels to Merksplas, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Merksplas is to train which takes 1 h 45 min and costs 11€ - 16€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 11€ and takes 3 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Merksplas is 86 km. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from Brussels to Merksplas.

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  • Distance: 41.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Merksplas every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Merksplas via Antwerp, Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1, Turnhout Station perron 6, and Turnhout Station perron 5 in around 3 h.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Turnhout
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$14 - $21
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Noorderkempen
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brecht Station Noorderkempen per 1 to Merksplas Dorp
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Station perron 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
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 Antwerp
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There are 193+ hotels available in Merksplas. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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