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There are 4 ways to get from Lingen to Retie by train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 450 bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Hengelo to Zutphen
  2. Take the train from Zutphen to Tilburg
  3. Take the line 450 bus from Tilburg Centraal Station perron B to Turnhout Station perron 4 450

Cheapest option

Train, line 62 bus, night bus, bus  •  9h 47m

  1. Take the train from Salzbergen to Oldenzaal Re
  2. Take the line 62 bus from Oldenzaal, Station to Enschede, Centraal Station 62 / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Enschede to Antwerp N81
  4. Take the bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Warande perron 1 410 / ...

€21 - €32

2 alternative options

Train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from Hengelo to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Mol Ic / ...

€81 - €172

Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Lingen to Retie 272.5 km

€29 - €45

Lingen to Retie by train and bus

The journey time between Lingen and Retie is around 6h 35m and covers a distance of around 271 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 23m. Operated by WestfalenBahn GmbH, Eurobahn, Blauwnet and others, the Lingen to Retie service departs from Lingen(Ems) and arrives in Retie Markt. Typically 78 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 35m
Fastest journey time:
5h 23m
Journey distance:
271 km
Services per week:
78
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:04
Last service departs at:
22:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lingen to Retie train and bus schedules

Departing Thursday, July 29, 2021

Germany → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Germany

  • 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
  • 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
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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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 Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, 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
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Germany.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Retie is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Retie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lingen to Retie is to train and line 62 bus and night bus and bus which costs €21 - €35 and takes 9h 47m.

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

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The distance between Lingen and Retie is 207 km. The road distance is 272.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lingen to Retie without a car is to train and line 450 bus which takes 6h 43m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Lingen to Retie, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lingen to Retie is 272 km. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Lingen to Retie.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Retie. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Lingen to Retie.
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  • Distance: 207.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 43m

What companies run services between Lingen, Germany and Retie, Belgium?

You can take a train from Lingen to Retie via Salzbergen, Hengelo, Schiphol Airport, Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal, Mol, and Mol Station perron 4 in around 8h 5m.

Train operators
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zutphen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Blauwnet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Zutphen to Tilburg
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€24 - €35
Train from Hengelo to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Mol
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €16
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Salzbergen to Oldenzaal
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Eurobahn
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Tilburg Centraal Station perron B to Turnhout Station perron 4
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Antwerpen Centraal Station perron 1 to Turnhout Warande perron 1
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Twents
Website
twents.nl
Bus from Oldenzaal, Station to Enschede, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Twents
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
Night bus from Enschede to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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