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Train via Cologne  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Ath / Aat to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Ice / ...

€56 - €225

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Bus and ferry  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg

€12 - €21

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Train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi S6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf Thalys

€84 - €164

Train, bus  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord S6 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Duisburg central train station 1304

€23 - €32

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Lessines to Ruhr 274.5 km

€29 - €45

Train, fly  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Ath / Aat to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BRU - DUS

€130 - €447

Lessines to Ruhr by train and tram

The journey time between Lessines and Ruhr is around 5h 23m and covers a distance of around 350 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 24m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Thalys and others, the Lessines to Ruhr service departs from Lessines / Lessen and arrives in Duisburg Karlstr.. Typically 83 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 23m
Fastest journey time:
4h 24m
Services per week:
83
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:45
Last service departs at:
22:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lessines to Ruhr train and tram schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

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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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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ruhr is 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Lessines to Ruhr is to bus and ferry which costs €12 - €21 and takes 8h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Lessines to Ruhr is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lessines to Ruhr. However, there are services departing from Lessines / Lessen and arriving at Duisburg Karlstr. via Ath / Aat, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 7m.

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The distance between Lessines and Ruhr is 218 km. The road distance is 274.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lessines to Ruhr without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 5h 7m and costs €55 - €230.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Lessines to Ruhr, including transfers.

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Lessines to Ruhr train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Ath / Aat station.

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Dusseldorf Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Lessines to Ruhr train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lessines to Ruhr is 275 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Lessines to Ruhr.

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  • Distance: 217.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between Lessines, Belgium and Ruhr, Germany?

You can take a train from Lessines to Ruhr via Ath / Aat, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, Duisburg Hbf, and Duisburg Hbf in around 5h 7m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Brussels to Duisburg twice a week. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 3h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Ath / Aat to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Ath / Aat to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €17
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €23
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€110 - €150
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Flixtrain
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Brussels-North train station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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