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

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Train  •  3h

  1. Take the train from Heemstede-Aerdenhout to Rotterdam Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...

€61 - €355

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Bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station B810 / ...

€20 - €37

3 alternative options

Train via Antwerp  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the train from Heemstede-Aerdenhout to Roosendaal
  2. Take the train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

€26 - €51

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Heemstede to Brussels 212.4 km

€26 - €40

Line 340 bus, fly  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the line 340 bus from Heemstede, Wipperplein to Hoofddorp, Station
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

€55 - €213

Heemstede to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Heemstede and Brussels is around 2h 12m and covers a distance of around 204 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 10m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Thalys and Eurostar, the Heemstede to Brussels train service departs from Heemstede-Aerdenhout and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 51 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 12m
Fastest train time:
2h 10m
Trains per week:
51
Cheapest price:
€61
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:55
Last train departs at:
18:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heemstede to Brussels train schedules

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

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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heemstede to Brussels is to bus which costs €19 - €40 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Heemstede to Brussels is to drive which costs €26 - €40 and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heemstede to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Heemstede-Aerdenhout and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h.

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The distance between Heemstede and Brussels is 168 km. The road distance is 212.4 km.

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The best way to get from Heemstede to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 3h and costs €60 - €360.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from Heemstede to Brussels, including transfers.

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Heemstede to Brussels train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Heemstede-Aerdenhout station.

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The best way to get from Heemstede to Brussels is to train which takes 3h and costs €60 - €360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €40 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Heemstede to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Heemstede to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 167.8 km
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Heemstede, Nord-Holland, Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Heemstede to Brussels via Rotterdam Centraal in around 3h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 45m. CityBusExpress also services this route once daily.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
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 Heemstede-Aerdenhout to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€18 - €25
Train from Heemstede-Aerdenhout to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€24 - €35
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€65 - €80
Standard Premier
€110 - €140
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Roosendaal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€8 - €13
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Bus operators
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk to Brussels Noord Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
CityBusExpress

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Yes, the driving distance between Heemstede to Brussels is 212 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Heemstede to Brussels.

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