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There are 4 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Athus by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L40
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Athus, Gare Rb

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Train  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the train from Forbach to Metz Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Metz to Luxembourg Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Athus, Gare Rb

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Bus, line 330 bus  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L40
  2. Take the line 330 bus from Luxembourg/Centre, Monterey to Athus, Croisement Gare 330

Drive  •  1h 7m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Athus 113.3 km
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), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Germany

  • 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
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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 (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, San Marino, South Africa, Vatican, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican

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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

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

The social distance requirement in Athus 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.

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Last updated: 7 Dec 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Athus is to drive which costs €13 - €20 and takes 1h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Athus is to drive which costs €13 - €20 and takes 1h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saarbrücken to Athus. However, there are services departing from Saarbrücken Hbf and arriving at Athus, Croisement Gare via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière and Luxembourg/Centre, Monterey. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saarbrücken to Athus. However, there are services departing from Sarrebruck and arriving at Athus, Gare via Forbach, Metz and Luxembourg, Gare Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 3m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Athus is 93 km. The road distance is 113.3 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Athus without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 9m to get from Saarbrücken to Athus, including transfers.

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Saarbrücken to Athus bus services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Saarbrücken Hbf station.

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Saarbrücken to Athus train services, operated by Sncf, depart from Forbach station.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Athus is to bus and line 330 bus which takes 3h 1m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €35 - €80 and takes 3h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Saarbrücken to Athus.
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  • Distance: 92.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 9m

What companies run services between Saarbrücken, Germany and Athus, Belgium?

You can take a bus from Saarbrücken to Athus via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière and Luxembourg/Centre, Monterey in around 3h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saarbrücken to Athus via Forbach, Metz, Luxembourg, and Luxembourg, Gare Centrale in around 3h 3m.

Train operators
Sncf
Website
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Train from Forbach to Metz
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
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Train from Metz to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
navitia2-eng.fr-ne-open.prod.canaltp.fr
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 Forbach to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Forbach to Metz Ville
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Metz Ville to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €24
Bus operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Luxembourg/Centre, Monterey to Athus, Croisement Gare
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€0
Website
Mobiliteit

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Saarbrücken to Athus bus services, operated by RGTR, arrive at Athus, Croisement Gare station.

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Saarbrücken to Athus train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), arrive at Athus, Gare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Athus is 113 km. It takes approximately 1h 7m to drive from Saarbrücken to Athus.

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There are 84+ hotels available in Athus. Prices start at €87 per night.

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