There are 3 ways to get from Brussels to Spa by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Verviers-Central / Verviers-Centraal Ic
  2. Take the train from Verviers-Central / Verviers-Centraal to Spa-Geronstère L / ...

15€ - 23€

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Bus, line 138 bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Liège 366 / ...
  2. Take the line 138 bus from LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai C to VERVIERS Gare Centrale 138

12€ - 27€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Spa 139 km

16€ - 24€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Spa is to train which costs 14€ - 23€ and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Spa is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Spa. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles, Nord and arriving at SPA Place Royale via LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai C and VERVIERS Gare Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Spa. However, there are services departing from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arriving at Spa-Geronstère via Verviers-Central / Verviers-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Brussels and Spa is 114 km. The road distance is 139 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Spa without a car is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs 14€ - 23€.

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

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Brussels to Spa bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Brussels to Spa train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Spa is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs 14€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 138 bus, which costs 11€ - 28€ and takes 4h 30m.

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  • Distance: 113.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Spa via Verviers-Central / Verviers-Centraal in around 2h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Spa via Liège, LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai C, and VERVIERS Gare Centrale in around 4h 30m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Verviers-Central / Verviers-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
18€ - 26€
Train from Verviers-Central / Verviers-Centraal to Spa-Geronstère
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
4€ - 6€
1st Class
6€ - 10€
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Verviers-Central to Spa-Geronstere
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Liège
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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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 Liège
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TEC
Website
infotec.be
Bus from LIEGE Gare des Guillemins Quai C to VERVIERS Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
TEC

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Brussels to Spa bus services, operated by TEC, arrive at VERVIERS Gare Centrale station.

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Brussels to Spa train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Spa-Geronstère station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Spa is 139 km. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Brussels to Spa.

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There are 1071+ hotels available in Spa. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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