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

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Train  •  1 h 25 min

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

$11 - $17

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Bus, line 4 bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hasselt N84
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Hasselt Station perron 12 to Tongeren Bilzerpoort 4 / ...

$9 - $12

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Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Tongeren 56 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Tongeren is to bus and line 4 bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Tongeren is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Tongeren. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Tongeren Bilzerpoort via Hasselt Station perron 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord and arriving at Tongres / Tongeren. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Tongeren is 79 km. The road distance is 89.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Tongeren without a car is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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The train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Tongres / Tongeren takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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

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Brussels to Tongeren 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 Tongeren is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs 10€ - 15€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 4 bus, which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 2 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Tongeren.
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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Tongeren every 2 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Tongeren via Hasselt Station perron 12 in around 2 h 41 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Tongres / Tongeren
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
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2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
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 Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 12 to Tongeren Bilzerpoort
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be

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Brussels to Tongeren bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Tongeren Bilzerpoort station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Tongeren is 90 km. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Brussels to Tongeren.

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