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

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Line 34 bus, train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 34 bus from Kerkrade, Einderstraat to Aachen, Kapitelstraße 34
  2. Take the train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord Ice

$35 - $50

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Bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Maastricht to Brussels, Brussels-North station 328 / ...

$9 - $15

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Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Heerlen to Maastricht
  2. Take the train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
  3. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central Ic / ...

$17 - $26

Line 47 bus, bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 47 bus from Herzogenrath, Kohlscheid Pannesheide to Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße 47
  2. Take the bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Kerkrade to Brussels 85.1 miles

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kerkrade to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Kerkrade, Zuyderland MC and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Herzogenrath, Kohlscheid Pannesheide and Aachen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kerkrade to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Kerkrade Centrum and arriving at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central via Heerlen, Maastricht and Liege-Guillemins. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Kerkrade and Brussels is 120 km. The road distance is 136.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kerkrade to Brussels without a car is to line 34 bus and train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Kerkrade to Brussels, including transfers.

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Kerkrade to Brussels bus services, operated by ASEAG, depart from Herzogenrath, Kohlscheid Pannesheide station.

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Kerkrade to Brussels train services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Heerlen station.

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The best way to get from Kerkrade to Brussels is to train which takes 3 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 14 min.

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Kerkrade to Brussels bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Kerkrade to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central station.

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Map of how to get from Kerkrade to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 75.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Kerkrade to Brussels via Heerlen, Maastricht, and Liege-Guillemins in around 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kerkrade to Brussels 3 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Central Station to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Heerlen to Maastricht
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
arriva.nl
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Maastricht to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
Bus operators
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Kerkrade, Einderstraat to Aachen, Kapitelstraße
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Herzogenrath, Kohlscheid Pannesheide to Aachen, Wilmersdorfer Straße
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
aseag.de
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 Maastricht to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Aachen to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Kerkrade to Brussels is 136 km. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Kerkrade to Brussels.

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