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There are 6 ways to get from Nivelles to Oberhausen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Duisburg central train station

Train via Cologne

  1. Take the train from Nivelles to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Nivelles to Mechelen
  2. Take the bus from Mechelen Central Bus Station to Monchengladbach Hindenburgstrasse
  3. Take the train from Moenchengladbach Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Nivelles to Oberhausen

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Oberhausen is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Oberhausen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 24 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nivelles to Oberhausen is to bus which costs €20 - €70 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Nivelles to Oberhausen is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nivelles to Oberhausen. However, there are services departing from Nivelles and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 16m.

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The distance between Nivelles and Oberhausen is 202 km. The road distance is 261.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nivelles to Oberhausen without a car is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs €80 - €210.

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It takes approximately 4h 16m to get from Nivelles to Oberhausen, including transfers.

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Nivelles to Oberhausen train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Nivelles to Oberhausen is to train which takes 4h 16m and costs €80 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €70 and takes 5h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Nivelles to Oberhausen train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Duisburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Nivelles to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 202.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 16m

What companies run services between Nivelles, Belgium and Oberhausen, Germany?

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost €75 - €150 and the journey takes 2h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Duisburg central train station once daily. Tickets cost €14 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€110 - €150
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Nivelles to Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€8 - €12
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €28
1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Nivelles to Mechelen
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
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 Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Abellio
Train from Moenchengladbach Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
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 Moenchengladbach Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from MG Hbf /Europaplatz to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
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
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Mechelen Central Bus Station to Monchengladbach Hindenburgstrasse
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Nivelles to Oberhausen is 261 km. It takes approximately 2h 34m to drive from Nivelles to Oberhausen.

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