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There are 5 ways to get from Thionville to Zaventem by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi RegioJet

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Bus via Brussels-North train station  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Brussels-North train station N136 / ...

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Train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Thionville to Zaventem 243.3 km

Fly  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Brussels (BRU) LUX - BRU

Thionville to Zaventem by train

The train journey time between Thionville and Zaventem is around 5h 4m and covers a distance of around 267 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 12m. The fastest train normally takes 4h 36m. Services are operated by SNCF, TGV inOui, Luxembourg Railways (CFL) and others. Typically 61 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 51m
Layover time:
1h 12m
Total time:
5h 4m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 36m
Train distance:
267 km
Trains per week:
61
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:19
Last train departs at:
23:22

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Thionville to Zaventem train schedules

France → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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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, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • 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
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
  • 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 Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Considerations leaving from France

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 France.

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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 Zaventem is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Zaventem 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 France from Belgium.

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Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Zaventem is to bus via Brussels-North train station which costs €15 - €21 and takes 6h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Thionville to Zaventem is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thionville to Zaventem. However, there are services departing from Thionville, Foch Kiosque and arriving at Zaventem Kerkplein via Howald, Ronneboesch, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon and Brussel Noord opstaphalte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Zaventem. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Zaventem via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale, Arlon / Aarlen and Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 33m.

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The distance between Thionville and Zaventem is 208 km. The road distance is 243.3 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Zaventem without a car is to bus which takes 4h 58m and costs €20 - €50.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Thionville to Zaventem, including transfers.

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Thionville to Zaventem bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon station.

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Thionville to Zaventem train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Arlon / Aarlen station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Zaventem is to bus which takes 4h 58m and costs €20 - €50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €65 and takes 5h 33m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €210 and takes 5h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Zaventem.
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  • Distance: 207.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Zaventem, Belgium?

RegioJet operates a bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi once daily. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 2h 50m. Alternatively, Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord hourly. Tickets cost €17 - €26 and the journey takes 2h 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €460
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Belgian Railways
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2nd Class
€17 - €26
1st Class
€27 - €40
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
RegioJet
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 Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
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
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
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There is no direct flight from Luxembourg Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Thionville to Zaventem bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Thionville to Zaventem train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Zaventem is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Thionville to Zaventem.

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Brussels Airlines, Luxair, Austrian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 442+ hotels available in Zaventem. Prices start at €87 per night.

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