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There are 5 ways to get from Epen to Brussels by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Line 57 bus, train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the line 57 bus from Epen, Julianastraat to Maastricht, Forum MECC 57
  2. Take the train from Maastricht Randwyck to Liege-Guillemins
  3. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...

€19 - €48

Cheapest option

Line 57 bus, bus  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the line 57 bus from Epen, Roodweg to Maastricht, Station Perron G 57
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht to Brussels-North train station 1304

€12 - €17

3 alternative options

Line 350 bus, train  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the line 350 bus from Gulpen, Busstation Perron A to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof 350
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

€35 - €52

Line 57 bus, bus, train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the line 57 bus from Epen, Roodweg to Maastricht, Station Perron G 57
  2. Take the bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Station perron 10 20a / ...
  3. Take the train from Hasselt to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

€14 - €23

Drive  •  1h 30m

  1. Drive from Epen to Brussels 130.4 km

€16 - €24

Epen to Brussels by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Epen and Brussels is around 3h 9m and covers a distance of around 150 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 17m. Operated by Arriva NL, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Epen to Brussels service departs from Epen, Julianastraat and arrives in Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. Typically 123 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 9m
Fastest journey time:
2h 17m
Services per week:
123
Cheapest price:
€19
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:58
Last service departs at:
22:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Epen to Brussels bus, walk and train schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Epen to Brussels is to line 57 bus and bus, which costs €12 - €17 and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Epen to Brussels is to drive which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Epen to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Epen, Roodweg and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 31m.

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The distance between Epen and Brussels is 110 km. The road distance is 130.4 km.

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The best way to get from Epen to Brussels without a car is to line 57 bus and train which takes 2h 55m and costs €18 - €50.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Epen to Brussels, including transfers.

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Epen to Brussels bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Epen, Roodweg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Epen to Brussels is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Epen to Brussels.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Epen to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 110.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Epen to Brussels via Maastricht, Station Perron G and Maastricht in around 3h 31m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Maastricht Randwyck to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€7 - €11
Train from Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Hasselt to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
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).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Epen, Julianastraat to Maastricht, Forum MECC
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Gulpen, Busstation Perron A to Aachen, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Epen, Roodweg to Maastricht, Station Perron G
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Maastricht to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Maastricht Station perron D to Hasselt Station perron 10
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3

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