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

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Train  •  2h 56m

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

€36 - €53

Cheapest option

Line 1 bus, line 47 bus, line 350 bus, bus  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Kerkrade, Zuyderland MC to Kerkrade, Parkstad Stadion Perron A 2 / ...
  2. Take the line 47 bus from Kerkrade, Parkstad Stadion Perron A to Gulpen, Busstation Perron E 47
  3. Take the line 350 bus from Gulpen, Busstation Perron D to Maastricht, Station Perron C 350 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Maastricht to Brussels-North train station 328

€14 - €22

3 alternative options

Line 34 bus, train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the line 34 bus from Kerkrade, Einderstraat to Aachen, Normaluhr 34
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys / ...

Train via Hasselt  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Maastricht to Hasselt Stoptrein
  2. Take the train from Hasselt to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

€25 - €38

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Kerkrade to Brussels 138.9 km

€17 - €26

Kerkrade to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Kerkrade and Brussels is around 1h 49m and covers a distance of around 173 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 49m. Operated by Arriva NL, Deutsche Bahn Regional and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Kerkrade to Brussels train service departs from Kerkrade Centrum and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 49m
Fastest train time:
1h 49m
Train distance:
173 km
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
€36
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:37
Last train departs at:
21:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kerkrade to Brussels train schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

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No, returning to Netherlands from Belgium is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 18 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kerkrade to Brussels is to line 1 bus and line 47 bus and line 350 bus and bus which costs €14 - €22 and takes 4h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Kerkrade to Brussels is to drive which costs €17 - €26 and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kerkrade to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Kerkrade, Zuyderland MC and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Kerkrade, Parkstad Stadion Perron A, Gulpen, Busstation Perron D and Maastricht. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 46m.

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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 Bruxelles-Nord via Landgraaf and Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between Kerkrade and Brussels is 120 km. The road distance is 138.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kerkrade to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from Kerkrade to Brussels, including transfers.

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Kerkrade to Brussels bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Kerkrade, Zuyderland MC station.

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Kerkrade to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Landgraaf station.

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The best way to get from Kerkrade to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs €35 - €55. Alternatively, you can line 1 bus and line 47 bus and line 350 bus and bus, which costs €14 - €22 and takes 4h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Kerkrade to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 120.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 56m

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

You can take a train from Kerkrade to Brussels via Landgraaf and Aachen Hbf in around 2h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kerkrade to Brussels via Kerkrade, Parkstad Stadion Perron A, Gulpen, Busstation Perron D, Maastricht, Station Perron C, and Maastricht in around 4h 46m.

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 Landgraaf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Landgraaf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
arriva.nl
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
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Maastricht to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Hasselt to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Bus operators
ASEAG
Phone
0241 1688-3040
Website
aseag.de
Bus from Kerkrade, Einderstraat to Aachen, Normaluhr
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
ASEAG
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Kerkrade, Zuyderland MC to Kerkrade, Parkstad Stadion Perron A
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Kerkrade, Parkstad Stadion Perron A to Gulpen, Busstation Perron E
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Gulpen, Busstation Perron D to Maastricht, Station Perron C
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kerkrade to Brussels is 139 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Kerkrade to Brussels.

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