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

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Train  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Valkenburg Re / ...

39€ - 55€

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Bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery to Lanaken Cultureel Centrum 178

5€ - 10€

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Hasselt Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...

13€ - 21€

Drive  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Valkenburg 132.1 km

16€ - 24€

Brussels to Valkenburg by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Valkenburg is around 1h 58m and covers a distance of around 183 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 57m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Regional and Arriva NL, the Brussels to Valkenburg train service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in Valkenburg. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Valkenburg train schedules

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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valkenburg is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Valkenburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Valkenburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Valkenburg is to bus which costs 4€ - 10€ and takes 3h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Valkenburg is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 1h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery and arriving at Valkenburg, Wilhelminalaan via Lanaken Cultureel Centrum and Maastricht, Station Perron A. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Valkenburg via Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 7m.

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The distance between Brussels and Valkenburg is 104 km. The road distance is 132.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Valkenburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 2h 7m to get from Brussels to Valkenburg, including transfers.

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Brussels to Valkenburg bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery station.

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Brussels to Valkenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Valkenburg is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 10€ and takes 3h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Valkenburg.
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  • Distance: 104.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 7m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Valkenburg, Limburg, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Brussels to Valkenburg via Aachen Hbf in around 2h 7m. Alternatively, De Lijn operates a bus from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery to Lanaken Cultureel Centrum 5 times a week. Tickets cost 1€ - 3€ and the journey takes 1h 53m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Valkenburg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Valkenburg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
arriva.nl
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Montgomery to Lanaken Cultureel Centrum
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€

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Brussels to Valkenburg bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Lanaken Cultureel Centrum station.

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Brussels to Valkenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Valkenburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Valkenburg is 132 km. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from Brussels to Valkenburg.

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