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There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Petten by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar Sprinter / ...

$73 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus, line 125 bus, line 129 bus, line 151 bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 810
  2. Take the line 125 bus from Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk to Purmerend, Tramplein 125
  3. Take the line 129 bus from Purmerend, Tramplein to Alkmaar, Station 129
  4. Take the line 151 bus from Alkmaar, Station to Petten, Plein 1945 151 / ...

$24 - $37

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 300
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Alkmaar Sprinter / ...

$30 - $46

Train via Brussel-Centraal  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Intercity direct
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar Sprinter / ...

$41 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Petten 163.8 miles

$40 - $60

Fly, train, line 151 bus  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRU - AMS
  2. Take the train from Zaandam to Alkmaar
  3. Take the line 151 bus from Alkmaar, Station to Petten, Plein 1945

$66 - $272

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Petten is to bus and line 125 bus and line 129 bus and line 151 bus which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Petten is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Petten. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Petten, Plein 1945 via Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk, Purmerend, Tramplein and Alkmaar, Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Petten is 214 km. The road distance is 262 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Petten without a car is to train which takes 4 h and costs 60€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Brussels to Petten, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Petten is to train which takes 4 h and costs 60€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 125 bus and line 129 bus and line 151 bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Brussels to Petten bus services, operated by Connexxion, arrive at Petten, Plein 1945 station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Petten.
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  • Distance: 134 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Petten via Amsterdam Centraal, Alkmaar, and Alkmaar, Station in around 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Petten via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk, Purmerend, Tramplein, and Alkmaar, Station in around 6 h 10 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $120
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Zaandam to Alkmaar
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brussels to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
EBS
Website
ebs-ov.nl
Bus from Amsterdam, Station Sloterdijk to Purmerend, Tramplein
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
ebs-ov.nl
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Purmerend, Tramplein to Alkmaar, Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Bus from Alkmaar, Station to Petten, Plein 1945
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Petten is 262 km. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Brussels to Petten.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 968+ hotels available in Petten. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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