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There are 5 ways to get from Lessines to Valkenburg by train, bus or car

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Train via Brussels  •  4h 30m

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

€46 - €135

Cheapest option

Line 87 bus, line 214 bus, bus  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the line 87 bus from Geraardsbergen Station perron 12 to Aalst Station perron 4 87
  2. Take the line 214 bus from Aalst Station perron 5 to Brussel Noord afstaphalte 214 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Maastricht

€15 - €26

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Lessines / Lessen to Mons / Bergen L
  2. Take the train from Mons / Bergen to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic

€26 - €39

Train, bus  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi S6 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D 20a / ...

€21 - €35

Drive  •  1h 56m

  1. Drive from Lessines to Valkenburg 188 km

€23 - €35

Lessines to Valkenburg by train

The train journey time between Lessines and Valkenburg is around 4h 19m and covers a distance of around 249 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 22m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Thalys and others, the Lessines to Valkenburg train service departs from Lessines / Lessen and arrives in Valkenburg. Typically 65 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 19m
Fastest train time:
3h 22m
Trains per week:
65
Cheapest price:
€46
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lessines to Valkenburg train schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Belgium.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valkenburg is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Valkenburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Netherlands.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Lessines to Valkenburg is to line 87 bus and line 214 bus and bus, which costs €15 - €26 and takes 6h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Lessines to Valkenburg is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 1h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lessines to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Lessines / Lessen and arriving at Valkenburg via Ath / Aat, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Lessines and Valkenburg is 141 km. The road distance is 188 km.

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The best way to get from Lessines to Valkenburg without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 4h 30m and costs €45 - €140.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Lessines to Valkenburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Lessines to Valkenburg is to train via Brussels which takes 4h 30m and costs €45 - €140. Alternatively, you can line 87 bus and line 214 bus and bus, which costs €15 - €26 and takes 6h 39m.

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Lessines to Valkenburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Valkenburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lessines to Valkenburg is 188 km. It takes approximately 1h 56m to drive from Lessines to Valkenburg.

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Map of how to get from Lessines to Valkenburg.
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  • Distance: 141.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

What companies run services between Lessines, Belgium and Valkenburg, Limburg, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lessines to Valkenburg via Ath / Aat, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Aachen Hbf in around 4h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lessines to Valkenburg via Grammont / Geraardsbergen, Geraardsbergen Station perron 12, Aalst Station perron 5, Brussel Noord afstaphalte, Brussels-North train station, Maastricht, and Maastricht, Station Perron A in around 6h 39m.

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 Lessines / Lessen to Mons / Bergen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€8 - €13
Train from Mons / Bergen to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €29
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
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 Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€75 - €110
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 Aachen Hbf to Valkenburg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Aachen Hbf to Valkenburg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
arriva.nl
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Hasselt Station perron 10 to Maastricht Station perron D
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Geraardsbergen Station perron 12 to Aalst Station perron 4
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Aalst Station perron 5 to Brussel Noord afstaphalte
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
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 Maastricht
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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