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

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Train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Heinsberg(Rheinl) to Aachen Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice / ...

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Bus  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station 1304

2 alternative options

Train via Eupen  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Heinsberg(Rheinl) to Aachen Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Eupen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Heinsberg to Brussels 148.1 km

Heinsberg to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Heinsberg and Brussels is around 3h and covers a distance of around 191 km. This includes an average layover time of around 58 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 55m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Bahn DE, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Heinsberg to Brussels train service departs from Heinsberg(Rheinl) and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 51 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 2m
Layover time:
58 min
Total time:
3h

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 55m
Train distance:
191 km
Trains per week:
51
Cheapest price:
€38
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:31
Last train departs at:
21:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heinsberg to Brussels train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Heinsberg to Brussels is to bus which costs €15 - €35 and takes 4h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Heinsberg to Brussels is to drive. Taking this option will cost €16 - €24 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heinsberg to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Heinsberg(Rheinl) and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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The distance between Heinsberg and Brussels is 125 km. The road distance is 148.1 km.

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The best way to get from Heinsberg to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €35 - €60.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Heinsberg to Brussels, including transfers.

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Heinsberg to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Heinsberg(Rheinl) station.

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The best way to get from Heinsberg to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs €35 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €35 and takes 4h 44m.

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Heinsberg to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heinsberg to Brussels is 148 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Heinsberg to Brussels.

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  • Distance: 124.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Heinsberg, Germany and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Heinsberg to Brussels via Aachen Hbf in around 2h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station once daily. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 55m. FlixBus-de also services this route once daily.

Train operators
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 Heinsberg(Rheinl) to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Heinsberg, Bf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bahn DE
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 Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Eupen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €20
1st Class
€21 - €30
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 Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Mönchengladbach Kaiserstraße to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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