Grenstreinbus

Summary for English-speaking visitors to Grenstreinbus.be

Cross-border public transport information Belgium
Update: 04/08/2017

Table of contents

1. General
2. Trains between Belgium and The Netherlands
3. Train between Belgium and Germany
4. Trains between Belgium and Luxembourg
5. Trains between Belgium and France
6. Which ticket do I need for a train between Belgium and a neighbouring country?
6.1. Go Pass 1 Roosendaal / Maastricht / Aachen
6.2. Go Unlimited
6.3. Seniors ticket
6.4. Trampoline 1 day ticket
6.5. Athus
6.6. Travelling with bicycle
6.7. Travelling with children
7. Buses between Belgium and The Netherlands
8. Buses between Belgium and France
9. Buses between Belgium and Germany
10 Bus between Belgium and Luxembourg
11. We are not a train or bus company!
12. Disclaimer
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1. General

Grenstreinbus.be is a private initiative which is maintained on a voluntary basis. Its objective is to inform (potential) train and bus passengers about journeys with a cross-border train or public bus service.

Firstly, we offer you an overview of InterCity and regional (L/RE) trains between Belgium and its neighbouring countries The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France and Germany. 4 different train companies provide the service: NMBS/SNCB, NS, CFL and SNCF.

Secondly, you can find here the most important public bus services between Belgium and its neighbouring countries. Between Belgium and The Netherlands, we have identified 25 cross-border routes operated by 5 bus companies (De Lijn, TEC, Connexxion, Hermes and Arriva). Between Belgium and France, there are 12 cross border routes provided by 8 bus companies (De Lijn, TEC, DK'Bus Marine, Transpole, Transvilles, SMTUS, Stibus and RDTA).

All the listed trains and buses are public transport. That means you cannot reserve a seat or 'book' a particular train or bus. With your ticket, you can take any train or bus on that particular service according to the conditions of your ticket. Our overview contains only trains which run each day at least 1x per hour in both directions (except the InterCity service Liège-Luxembourg). For buses we generally mention the most frequent services.

2. Trains between Belgium and The Netherlands

There are two active rail links between Belgium and The Netherlands used by InterCity and regional trains: Antwerpen-Roosendaal (railway line 12) and Liège-Maastricht (railway line 40).

You can find information about train tickets below the train overview.

The main connection between Brussels, Antwerp, Roosendaal and Amsterdam:

IC Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi → Amsterdam Centraal (NMBS/SNCB & NS)
Via border crossing Roosendaal-Grens
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour (once per hour)
Stops Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi • Brussel-Centraal/Bruxelles-Central • Brussel-Noord/Bruxelles-Nord • Brussels Airport-Zaventem • Mechelen • Antwerpen-Berchem • Antwerpen-Centraal • Roosendaal (NL) • Dordrecht (NL) • Rotterdam Centraal (NL) • Den Haag Hollands Spoor (NL) • Schiphol Airport (NL) • Amsterdam Centraal (NL)
Journey time Brussel-Zuid - Amsterdam-Centraal: 03:21
Antwerpen-Centraal - Roosendaal: 00:28
Antwerpen-Centraal - Rotterdam Centraal: 01:06
Connecting trains  Roosendaal
- IC Vlissingen
- IC Zwolle
- Sprinter Dordrecht

 Dordrecht
- Sprinter Geldermalsen
- IC Amsterdam Centraal (calls also at Rotterdam Blaak, Leiden Centraal, ...)

 Rotterdam Centraal
- IC Groningen
- IC Den Haag Centraal
- Sprinter Uitgeest

 Amsterdam Centraal
- IC Den Helder
- IC Almere
 
Watch here the journey between Antwerpen-Centraal and Roosendaal, filmed from the driver's cab.

A regional train also connects Antwerp with Roosendaal:

L Antwerpen-Centraal → Roosendaal (NMBS/SNCB)
Via border crossing Roosendaal-Grens
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Stops Antwerpen-Centraal • Antwerpen-Luchtbal • Antwerpen-Noorderdokken • Ekeren • Sint-Mariaburg • Kapellen • Heide • Kijkuit • Kalmthout • Wildert • Essen • Roosendaal (NL)
Journey time 00:47
Connecting trains  Roosendaal
- IC Vlissingen
- IC Zwolle
- IC Amsterdam Centraal
- Sprinter Dordrecht
 L train to Antwerpen in Roosendaal

Another very useful train connection is Liège-Maastricht, which connects with Oostende-Eupen IC services.

L Liège-Guillemins → Maastricht (NMBS/SNCB)
Via border crossing Visé-Frontière
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Stops Liège-Guillemins • Bressoux • Visé • Eijsden (NL) • Maastricht Randwyck (NL) • Maastricht (NL)
Journey time 00:33
Connecting trains  Maastricht
- IC Amsterdam Centraal
- Regional train Roermond
- IC and regional train Heerlen
- IC and regional train Maastricht Randwyck
 

3. Train between Belgium and Germany

You can find information about train tickets below the train overview.

L Spa-Géronstère → Aachen Hbf (NMBS/SNCB)
Via border crossing Aachen-Süd-Grenze
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Stops Spa-Géronstère • Spa • Franchimont • Theux • Juslenville • Pepinster-Cité • Pepinster • Verviers-Centraal • Verviers-Paleis • Dolhain-Gileppe • Welkenraedt • Hergenrath • Aachen Hbf (D)
Journey time 01:10 (train Spa-Géronstère–Aachen Hbf) / 00:14 (train Welkenraedt–Aachen Hbf)
Connecting trains  Aken (Aachen Hbf)
- IC Köln Hbf and Siegen Hbf (DB)
- IC Köln Hbf, Düsseldorf Hbf and Paderborn Hbf (DB)
 

4. Trains between Belgium and Luxembourg

You can find information about train tickets below the train overview.

This service is operated by NMBS/SNCB and CFL. Starting in Liège, it enters Luxembourg from the north side.

IC Liège-Guillemins → Luxembourg (NMBS/SNCB & CFL)
Via border crossing Gouvy-Frontière
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/2 hours (every two hours)
Stops Liège-Guillemins • Angleur • Poulseur • Rivage • Aywaille • Coo • Trois-Ponts • Vielsalm • Gouvy • Troisvierges (L) • Clervaux (L) • Drauffelt (L) • Wilwerwiltz (L) • Kautenbach (L) • Goebelsmühle (L) • Michelau (L) • Ettelbruck (L) • Mersch (L) • Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg) (L)
Journey time 02:34
Connecting trains  Luxembourg
- RE Wasserbillig (CFL)
- RE Longwy (FR) (CFL)
- RE Trier Hbf (D) (CFL)
- RE Metz-Ville (FR) (CFL)
 
Watch here the journey between Troisvierges, the first station beyond the Belgium-Luxembourg border, and Luxembourg, filmed from the driver's cab. (CFL)

Brussels is connected each hour directly with the capital Luxembourg. However, sometimes passengers need to change trains at Arlon.

IC  Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi → Arlon → Luxembourg (NMBS/SNCB)
Via border crossing Sterpenich-Frontière
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Stops Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi • Brussel-Centraal/Bruxelles-Central • Brussel-Noord/Bruxelles-Nord • Brussel-Schuman/Bruxelles-Schuman • Brussel-Luxemburg/Bruxelles-Luxembourg • Ottignies • Gembloux • Namur • Ciney • Marloie • Rochefort-Jemelle • Libramont • Marbehan • Arlon • Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg) (L)
Journey time 00:18 (Arlon–Luxembourg) / 03:18 (Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi–Luxembourg)
Connecting trains See above, connection IC Liège-Guillemins → Luxembourg.
 

In addition, CFL runs a regional train service between Arlon and the capital, Luxembourg:

RB Arlon → Luxembourg (CFL)
Via border crossing Sterpenich-Frontière
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Stops Arlon • Kleinbettingen (L) • Capellen (L) • Mamer (L) • Mamer-Lycée (L) • Bertrange-Strassen (L) • Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg) (L)
Journey time 00:26
Connecting trains See above, connection IC Liège-Guillemins → Luxembourg.
 

Athus, the south-easternmost NMBS/SNCB station, is the starting point of a CFL regional train which runs twice an hour to the capital Luxembourg. Although Athus is a Belgian railway station, for pricing purposes CFL counts Athus as a domestic CFL station which means you don't have to pay for an international-rate ticket. You can find further information in paragraph 6.5. Athus.

RB Athus → Luxembourg (CFL)
Via border crossing Athus-Frontière
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 2x/hour (twice an hour)
Stops Athus • Rodange (L) • Lamadelaine (L) • Pétange (L) • Bascharage-Sanem (L) • Schouweiler (L) • Dippach-Reckange (L) • Leudelange (L) • Hollerich (L) • Luxembourg (Lëtzebuerg) (L)
Journey time 00:34
Connecting trains See above, connection IC Liège-Guillemins → Luxembourg.
 
Watch here the journey between Luxembourg and Athus, filmed from the driver's cab. (CFL)

5. Trains between Belgium and France

The two InterCity routes out of Belgium serve the university city of Lille. However, thanks to public transport bus services it's also possible to cross the Belgium-France border in other places such as De Panne-Dunkerque, Mons-Maubeuge and Dinant-Givet.

You can find information about train tickets below the train overview.

IC Kortrijk → Lille-Flandres (NMBS/SNCB & SNCF)
Via border crossing Tourcoing-Frontière
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Stops Kortrijk • Moeskroen/Mouscron • Tourcoing (FR) • Roubaix (FR) • Lille-Flandres (FR)*

*At weekends a few trains call additionally at Croix-L'Allumette and Croix-Wasquehal.
Journey time 00:30
Connecting trains  Lille-Flandres
- IC Dunkerque
- IC Calais-Ville
- IC Amiens
- IC Jeumont
 
Note: some publications mention Rijsel, the Dutch name of Lille.
IC Tournai → Lille-Flandres (NMBS/SNCB & SNCF)
Via border crossing Blandain-Frontière
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Stops Tournai • Froyennes • Baisieux (FR) • Ascq (FR) • Annappes (FR) • Point-de-Bois (FR) • Hellemmes (FR) • Lezennes (FR) • Lille-Flandres (FR)*

* Not every train on this route calls at all the intermediate stations.
Journey time 00:27 / 00.34
Connecting trains See above, connection IC Kortrijk → Lille-Flandres.
 
Note: some publications mention Doornik, the Dutch name of Tournai.
Watch here the journey between Tournai and Lille-Flandres, filmed from the driver's cab. Note that although it's an electrified route, SNCF operates the service with a diesel train.

6. Which ticket do I need for a train between Belgium and a neighbouring country?

For the Belgian part of the journey, you can travel with a NMBS/SNCB ticket ('Go Pass 10''Rail Pass''Seniors ticket''Weekend ticket''Standard ticket', ...) between your departure station in Belgium and the last Belgian station before the border (Essen, Visé, Hergenrath, Gouvy, Arlon, Moeskroen/Mouscron or Froyennes), provided that you also have a valid international ticket between this Belgian station and your foreign destination. You can buy the international ticket from NMBS/SNCB Europe.

The computer system of NMBS/SNCB Europe will ask you to select an exact time and train. That is however not binding. You can take any IC or local train you wish on the route concerned.

For example: if you travel with a 'Go Pass 10' or 'Rail Pass' and you like to travel from Brugge to Nijmegen, then you fill in Brugge-Essen on your 'Go Pass 10' or 'Rail Pass' and you buy an international ticket Essen-Nijmegen. Passengers from for example Gent-Sint-Pieters to Heerlen, fill in 'Gent-Visé' and buy an international ticket Visé-Heerlen. If you go from Leuven to Aachen, fill in 'Leuven-Hergenrath' and buy an international ticket Hergenrath-Aachen Hbf.

You can buy the domestic NMBS/SNCB tickets at the NMBS/SNCB ticket machines, online via the NMBS/SNCB website, with your smartphone through the NMBS/SNCB app and at the ticket counter in many railway stations.

The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid between Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi and Roosendaal, nor between Liège-Guillemins and Eijsden. Passengers who travel from Eijsden or Maastricht Randwyck to Maastricht can of course use the OV-chipkaart as well as passengers on the IC Brussels-Amsterdam service, between Roosendaal and Amsterdam Centraal station.

Travellers must always have a valid ticket before boarding the train. However on NMBS/SNCB trains you can buy a ticket from the train manager on the condition that you inform the train manager before you board the train. Please be aware that you will pay €7.00 extra, and that on IC Brussel-Amsterdam services you will get a fine of at least €50.00 for buying a ticket on the train.

6.1. Go Pass 1 Roosendaal / Maastricht / Aachen

For travellers under 26 years old, there's a special offer. 'Go Pass 1 Roosendaal': a single journey between any station in Belgium to/from Roosendaal. Price: €7.90. You can also buy the 'Go Pass 1 Maastricht' (same price) and 'Go Pass 1 Aachen' (€8.10). You can buy these tickets by the methods mentioned above. There are also NMBS/SNCB ticket machines at Roosendaal and Maastricht stations.

6.2. Go Unlimited

During the Belgian school holidays, young people under 26 years old can travel very cheaply in Belgium. The only thing you need, is a personal MOBIB card and the product 'Go Unlimited' loaded on your MOBIB card. Youngsters who want to go to The Netherlands, can travel with the 'Go Unlimited' to Brugge, Sint-Niklaas, Turnhout, Hasselt, Genk or Tongeren. From all of those Belgian cities there are De Lijn buses to The Netherlands. Turnhout in particular is interesting, because there you have three cross-border De Lijn bus services: 430 to Reusel Bus station (with a connecting bus 319 of Bravo (Hermes) to Eindhoven Station NS), 450 to Tilburg Station NS (direct connection between a NMBS/SCNB station and a NS station) and 460 to Baarle-Nassau Sint Janstraat (Busstation). If you buy a 'Lijnkaart' beforehand, you only pay €1.50 for your journey with De Lijn. This Lijnkaart is also availble in all NMBS/SNCB stations with a ticket counter. In The Netherlands you may be able to travel with an economical NS day card, available in the Dutch stores of Kruidvat, Albert Heijn, Hema or Blokker. To see the current offers, visit Treinreiziger.nl (in Dutch).

6.3. Seniors ticket

People aged 65 and older can buy the 'Seniors ticket Roosendaal': €9.60 for a return journey between a Belgian railway station and Roosendaal (outward and return journey on the same day). Note that from Monday to Friday these tickets are valid from 09:00, and during the Belgian summer holiday they are not valid on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Similar tickets: 'Seniors ticket Maastricht' (€9.60) and 'Seniors ticket Aachen' (€10.00). You can buy this ticket by the methods mentioned above.

6.4. Trampoline 1 day ticket

For travellers to Lille-Flandres, NMBS/SNCB and SNCF offer the useful day ticket 'Trampoline 1 day': €8.00 for a return trip between Kortrijk/Moeskroen and Lille-Flandres or between Tournai/Froyennes and Lille-Flandres. For children up to 11 years included, this ticket costs only €4.00. With Trampoline 1 day you can also go to French intermediate stations. Note that this ticket is only available at the following stations: Kortrijk, Moeskroen/Mouscron, Tournai and Lille-Flandres (at the ticket office and the ticket machines), also Herseaux and Froyennes (only at the ticket machine). It is not available online. You choose a ticket for either Kortrijk-Lille or Tournai-Lille. You can only make the return journey by the chosen route. For example, if you go from Tournai to Lille, you cannot go back from Lille to Kortrijk.

6.5. Athus

The regional CFL train from Athus to Luxembourg is very useful for anyone wanting to travel very cheaply to Luxembourg. CFL counts Athus, the south-easternmost Belgian station, as a CFL station and doesn't charge international rates. You can buy a 'Dagesbilljee' ('Day ticket' of €5.00, valid a whole day on the CFL network) or a 'Kuerzzäitbilljee' ('Short time ticket' of €3.00, valid two hours on the CFL network), from the CFL train manager.

6.6. Travelling with a bicycle

It's possible to travel with your bike in the above mentioned cross-border trains as long as there is room and you have a valid ticket for your bike. Before boarding the train, you must inform the train manager that you want to travel with your bike. Depending on the train type, the train manager will open a separate compartment where you can store your bike or he/she will show where you can put the bike in the passenger accommodation.

You can choose between a 'Bike ticket' (€5.00 - a single journey for your bike between two Belgian railway stations or Roosendaal, Maastricht or Aachen) and a 'Bike day ticket' (€8.00 - any Belgian destination including Roosendaal, Maastricht and Aachen, without timetable restrictions). Please read the information on the NMBS/SNCB website carefully. You can also find the terms and conditions for carrying your bike there. Please note that it's not possible to load or unload a bike in Brussel-Centraal/Bruxelles-Central, Brussel-Congres/Bruxelles-Congres and Brussel-Kapellekerk/Bruxelles-Chapelle. You can buy the bike tickets by the methods mentioned above.

6.7. Travelling with children

With NMBS/SNCB, children under 12 years old can travel free. For every paying passenger (aged 12 and over), 4 children under 12 can travel free of charge. There is no ticket needed, your own ticket is valid for the child(ren). You must travel with the child(ren). This regulation also applies for the L trains Antwerp-Roosendaal, Liège-Maastricht and Spa-Aachen and the intercity trains Kortrijk-Lille, Tournai-Lille and Brussels/Arlon-Luxembourg.

For the Intercity Brussels-Amsterdam, there are specific conditions. Children 3 years and younger travel free but will need to sit on the lap of the adult. A child from 4 years old accompanied by an adult can travel for €2.50 per one-way trip.

For trains between Athus and Luxembourg and stopping trains Arlon-Luxembourg, the CFL conditions apply. With CFL children up to 12 years can travel free on domestic CFL trains, including trains between Athus and Luxembourg and stopping trains Arlon-Luxembourg.

With SNCF, children up to 3 years travel free, on the lap of the paying adult. Children between 4 and 12 years can travel for a reduced price.

7. Buses between Belgium and The Netherlands

We list below the most important bus routes from west to east.

From the province of West-Vlaanderen (West Flanders), bus 42 connects the NMBS/SNCB railway station at Brugge (Bruges) with Breskens, a town in the province of Zeeland at the mouth of the Western Scheldt. There you can take the ferry going to Vlissingen Station NS, where there is a train connection to Roosendaal and Amsterdam. Transport companies De Lijn and Connexxion operate bus line 42 jointly, so you may see either De Lijn or Connexxion buses.

Bus 42 Brugge Station NMBS → Breskens Veerhaven (De Lijn & Connexxion)
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Consult the timetable on the De Lijn website
Journey time 01:20
Major stops Brugge Station (platform 9) • Brugge 't Zand (platform 2) • Brugge Haven • Dudzele Dorp • Westkapelle Dorp • Sluis Sint Anna ter Muiden (NL) • Sluis Sint Annastraat (NL) • Sluis Ridderstraat (NL) • Draaibrug Draaibrugseweg (NL) • Oostburg Ziekenhuis (NL) • Oostburg Watertoren (NL) • Schoondijke Rotonde (NL) • Schoondijke Centrum (NL) • Breskens Boulevard (NL) • Breskens Veerhaven (NL)
Tickets For the Brugge-Sluis section, only De Lijn tickets are valid, regardless of whether it's a De Lijn or Connexxion bus. For the Sluis-Breskens section, only Connexxion tickets are valid, regardless of whether it's a De Lijn or Connexxion bus. However, passengers between Brugge and Breskens can buy a single ticket from the bus driver for €6.00.

De Lijn tickets, valid for the Brugge-Sluis section:
'Lijnkaart': €1.50 → prepurchase multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €15.00 → 1 trip means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams, available in a Lijnwinkel and at the ticket office at NMBS/SNCB stations;
'SMS ticket': €2.15 → 1 ticket means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams. Text the order code DL to the short number 4884. You will receive a confirmation text that is valid as a ticket for travel;
'M ticket': €1.80 → digital ticket on your smartphone via the Ticket Touch app (PayPal account obligatory);
'Single ticket': €3.00 → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams;
'Day pass': €6.00 (prepurchase) or €8,00 (from the bus driver) → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling 1 day unlimited on the buses and trams of De Lijn.

Travelling unlimited does not include the Limburg Express Lines.
Children under 6 years can travel for free with De Lijn.
For children from 6 to 11 there is a 'Buzzy Pazz', a pass loaded on the MOBIB card, valid for 12 months which costs €52.00. For young people 12-24 years old it costs €204.00.
The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid for the Brugge-Sluis section.

Passengers between Sluis and Breskens can use the Dutch anonymous OV-chipkaart or personal OV-chipkaart, regardless of whether it's a De Lijn or Connexxion bus. For the price of your journey, see below (9292.nl).
Connecting buses and boat  Westkapelle Dorp
- 41 en 44 to Knokke Station (De Lijn)

 Oostburg Ziekenhuis
- 1 to Terneuzen Busstation WST (Connexxion)
- 612 to Maldegem Markt (Connexxion)

  Breskens Veerhaven
Ferry Breskens–Vlissingen (Westerschelde Ferry), a crossing of approximately 23 minutes by a bicycle and pedestrian ferry, from Monday to Sunday, minimum 1 crossing, maximum 2 crossings per hour, at Vlissingen there is a direct NS train connection to Roosendaal and Amsterdam.
- Local bus 515 to Hoofdplaat and Biervliet (Connexxion)
 
Calculate the cost of your journey between Sluis Sint Annastraat and Breskens Veerhaven with the OV-chipkaart. For the exact price, consult 9292.nl. Fill in 'From' Sint Annastraat, Sluis and 'To' Veerhaven, Breskens. Change the date and time if necessary and click on 'Plan my journey'.

From the province of Oost-Vlaanderen (East Flanders), you can take De Lijn bus 55 from the Gent-Sint-Pieters NMBS/SNCB railway station to the Zelzate Klein Rusland bus stop. There you can change buses to Connexion bus 6 to Terneuzen Bus station WST.

Bus 55 Gent-Sint-Pieters Station NMBS/SNCB → Zelzate Klein Rusland (De Lijn)
Bus 6 Zelzate Klein Rusland → Terneuzen Busstation WST (Connexxion)
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Consult the timetable of line 55 on the De Lijn website
You can consult the timetable of line 6 on the Connexxion website
Journey time 01:00 (bus 55) + 00:31 (bus 6)
Major stops Bus 55: Gent Sint-Pietersstation (platform 14) • Gent Parkplein • Gent Heuvelpoort • Gent Muinklaan • Gent Zuid (platform 3) • Gent Reep • Gent Sint-Jacobs • Gent Tolpoort • Gent Meulestedebrug • Gent Langerbruggebrug • Evergem Moleneinde • Evergem Eindeken • Kluizen Hoogstraat • Ertvelde Marktplein • Ertvelde Rieme Stationsstraat • Ertvelde Rieme Kerk • Zelzate Klein Rusland

Bus 6: Zelzate Klein Rusland • Zelzate Tweede Gidsenlaan • Zelzate De Keyserstraat • Zelzate Debbautshoek • Zelzate Albertlaan • Sas van Gent La Boursse (NL) • Sas van Gent Bolwerk (NL) • Sas van Gent Suikerplein (NL) • Sas van Gent Bolwerk (NL) • Sluiskil Eilandstraat (NL) • Sluiskil Stroodorpe (NL) • Sluiskil Minister Lelyplein (NL) • Sluiskil Baljuwstraat (NL) • Terneuzen Busstation WST (NL)
Tickets For bus 55, only De Lijn tickets De Lijn are valid. For bus 6, only Connexxion tickets are valid.

De Lijn tickets:
'Lijnkaart': €1.50 → prepurchase multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €15.00 → 1 trip means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams, available in a Lijnwinkel and at the ticket office at NMBS/SNCB stations;
'SMS ticket': €2.15 → 1 ticket means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams. Text the order code DL to the short number 4884. You will receive a confirmation text that is valid as a ticket for travel;
'M ticket': €1.80 → digital ticket on your smartphone via the Ticket Touch app (PayPal account obligatory);
'Single ticket': €3.00 → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams;
'Day pass': €6.00 (prepurchase) or €8,00 (from the bus driver) → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling 1 day unlimited on the buses and trams of De Lijn.

Travelling unlimited does not include the Limburg Express Lines and route 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens.
Children under 6 years can travel for free with De Lijn.
For children from 6 to 11 there is a 'Buzzy Pazz', a pass loaded on the MOBIB card, valid for 12 months which costs €52.00. For young people 12-24 years old it costs €204.00.
The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid on this bus service.

Bus 6: you can buy the paper ticket 'Zeeuwse Strip' for €5.00 from the driver.

If you travel regularly on bus 6 to Sas van Gent, Sluiskil or Terneuzen, you can buy the Dutch anonymous OV-chipkaart or personal OV-chipkaart. For the price of your journey, see below (9292.nl).

If Terneuzen Bus station WST is not your final destination, you are travelling further to Middelburg, Goes or Zierikzee and you're making a return trip on the same day, with 1 or 2 persons then the day card 'Combikaart Zeeland' may be useful for you:

Price: €16.00;
Use: Maximum 2 adults and 3 children (under 12);
Validity: 1 day, from Monday to Friday after 09:00 am, on Saturday, Sunday and Dutch public holidays for the whole day;
Where you can use Combikaart Zeeland : On all the Connexxion bus routes in the province of Zeeland, including the international bus routes 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens, 612 Maldegem-Oostburg and 6 Zelzate-Terneuzen;
Where Combikaart Zeeland is not valid: On the international bus routes 42 Brugge-Breskens between Brugge and Sluis, 19 Hulst-Antwerpen-Breda and line 395 Zierikzee-Rotterdam Zuidplein.



You can buy this day card from the bus driver.
Connecting buses  Sas van Gent Suikerplein
- Local bus 511 to Zandstraat, Philippine, Hoek and Terneuzen Busstation WST (Connexxion)
- Local bus 513 to Westdorpe, Overslag, Zuiddorpe and Axel (Connexxion)

 Terneuzen Busstation WST
- 1 to Oostburg (Connexxion)
- 10 to Zaamslag en Kloosterzande (Connexxion)
- 20 to Axel and Hulst Zandstraat (Busstation) (Connexxion)
- 20 to Goes (Connexxion) → Western Scheldt Tunnel
- 50 to Gent (Connexxion)
- 50 to Middelburg (Connexxion) → Western Scheldt Tunnel
 
Calculate the cost of your journey between Zelzate Klein Rusland and Terneuzen Busstation WST with the OV-chipkaart. For the exact price, consult 9292.nl. Fill in 'From' Klein Rusland, Zelzate, Belgium and 'To' Busstation Westerscheldetunnel, Terneuzen. Change the date and time if necessary and click on 'Plan my journey'.
Bus 50 Gent-Zuid/Gent-Dampoort Station NMBS/SNCB → Middelburg Station NS (Connexxion)
Frequency Saterday-Sunday: 4 trips per day in both directions
During Dutch summer holiday: Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
You can consult the timetable on the Connexxion website.
Journey time 01:30
Major stops Gent-Zuid (platform 5) • Gent-Dampoort (Station NMBS) (platform 2) • Terneuzen Ziekenhuis (NL) • Terneuzen Zeldenrustlaan (NL) • Terneuzen Sloelaan (NL) • Terneuzen Rooseveltlaan (NL) • Terneuzen Serlippensstraat (NL) • Terneuzen Professor Zeemanstraat (NL) • Terneuzen Scheldorado (NL) • Terneuzen Oostelijk Bolwerk (NL) • Terneuzen Stadhuis (NL) • Terneuzen De Westkant (NL) • Terneuzen Middensluis (NL) • Terneuzen Busstation WST (NL) • [Western Scheldt Tunnel] • 's-Heerenhoek Tolplein (NL) • Middelburg Torenweg (NL) • Middelburg Station NS (NL)
Tickets If you travel on a regular base with bus 50 to Terneuzen, you may want to use the Dutch anonymous OV-chipkaart or personal OV-chipkaart. For the price of your journey, see below (9292.nl).

Are you traveling with 1 adult and 1 up to 4 children? Buy then the Connexxion 'Kids ticket Zeeland' with the driver.

If you make a return trip between Gent and Middelburg/Goes/Zierikzee on the same day with 1 or 2 persons, the day card 'Combikaart Zeeland + Combikaart Plus' may be useful for you:

Price: €20.00 (for both cards together, required combination for travellers with route 50 from/to Gent);
Use: Maximum 2 adults and 3 children (up to 11 years included);
Validity: 1 day, from Monday to Friday after 09:00 am, on Saturday, Sunday and Dutch public holidays the whole day;
Where you can use the cards: On all the Connexxion bus routes in the province of Zeeland, including the international bus routes 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens, 612 Maldegem-Oostburg, 6 Zelzate-Terneuzen, 19 Hulst-Antwerpen-Breda and 395 Zierikzee-Rotterdam Zuidplein;
Where the cards are not valid: On the international bus route 42 Brugge-Breskens between Brugge and Sluis.

You can buy this day card from the bus driver.

 
Connecting trains and buses  Middelburg
- IC to Goes, Bergen op Zoom, Roosendaal, Rotterdam and Amsterdam (NS)
- IC to Vlissingen Souburg and Vlissingen (NS)

 Middelburg
- 50 to Terneuzen Busstation WST and Gent-Zuid (B) (Connexxion)
- 52 to Oostkapelle and Domburg
- 56 to Vlissingen NS Veerhaven
- 133 to Oude-Tonge Busstation
 
Calculate the cost of your journey between Gent-Zuid and Middelburg Station NS with the OV-chipkaart. For the exact price, consult 9292.nl. Fill in 'From' Zuid, Gent, Belgium and 'To' Station Middelburg. Change the date and time if necessary and click on 'Plan my journey'.

In the north west part of the province of Antwerpen (Antwerp), you can take De Lijn bus 720 to Putte Moretuslei. This bus starts at the Rooseveltplaats bus station, 5 minutes walking distance from Antwerpen-Centraal NMBS/SNCB station. At Putte Moretuslei you can change to bus 105 (Arriva) to Bergen op Zoom Station NS.

Bus 720 Antwerpen Rooseveltplaats → Putte Moretuslei (De Lijn)
Bus 105 Putte Moretuslei → Bergen op Zoom Station NS (Bravo (Arriva))
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Consult the timetable of line 720 on the De Lijn website
You can find the timetable of line 105 on the Arriva website
Journey time 00:40 (bus 720) + 00:45 (bus 105)
Major stops Putte Moretuslei (Stabroek) • Putte Julianastraat (NL) • Putte Gemeentehuis (NL) • Putte Antwerpsestraat (NL) • Ossendrecht Kerkstraat (NL) • Hoogerheide Raadhuisstraat (NL) • Hoogerheide Duinstraat (NL) • Bergen op Zoom Prinses Beatrixlaan (NL) • Bergen op Zoom Antwerpsestraat (NL) • Bergen op Zoom Wassenaarstraat (NL) • Bergen op Zoom Station (NL)
Tickets For bus 720, only De Lijn tickets De Lijn are valid. For bus 105, only Bravo (Arriva) tickets are valid.

De Lijn tickets:
'Lijnkaart': €1.50 → prepurchase multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €15.00 → 1 trip means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams, available in a Lijnwinkel and at the ticket office at NMBS/SNCB stations;
'SMS ticket': €2.15 → 1 ticket means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams. Text the order code DL to the short number 4884. You will receive a confirmation text that is valid as a ticket for travel;
'M ticket': €1.80 → digital ticket on your smartphone via the Ticket Touch app (PayPal account obligatory);
'Single ticket': €3.00 → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams;
'Day pass': €6.00 (prepurchase) or €8,00 (from the bus driver) → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling 1 day unlimited on the buses and trams of De Lijn.

Travelling unlimited does not include the Limburg Express Lines and route 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens.
Children under 6 years can travel for free with De Lijn.
For children from 6 to 11 there is a 'Buzzy Pazz', a pass loaded on the MOBIB card, valid for 12 months which costs €52.00. For young people 12-24 years old it costs €204.00.
The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid on this bus service.

Bus 105: you can buy a single ticket 'Ritkaart' for €3.75, valid for 1 journey, from the bus driver. If you are making a return trip on the same day, you might prefer the day card 'Dalurendagkaart' for €6.00. Note: you can only pay by debit or credit card on the bus, cash is not accepted. You can also travel with the Dutch OV-chipkaart, but it's more expensive than paper tickets. Children under 4 years can travel for free with Bravo (Arriva). If you travel with a 'Daldagurenkaart' or the OV-chipkaart, a maximum of 2 children up to 11 years can travel free with a paying adult.
Connecting trains and buses  Bergen op Zoom
- IC to Rilland-Bath, Kruiningen-Yerseke, Goes, Middelburg and Vlissingen
- IC to Roosendaal, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Leiden, Haarlem and Amsterdam 

 Bergen op Zoom
- 104 to Roosendaal via Huijbergen (Arriva)
- 111 to Roosendaal via Dinteloord (Arriva)
- 310 to Rotterdam Zuidplein (Arriva)
 
Calculate the cost of your journey between Putte Moretuslei and Bergen op Zoom Station NS with the OV-chipkaart. For the exact price, consult 9292.nl. Fill in 'From' Moretuslei, Putte, Belgium and 'To' Bergen op Zoom Station. Change the date and time if necessary and click on 'Plan my journey'.

Bus route 450 in the north east part of the province of Antwerpen (Antwerp) is very useful. This direct bus service connects the NMBS/SNCB station at Turnhout with the NS station at Tilburg, from where you can take domestic Dutch trains to everywhere in The Netherlands. De Lijn route 450 is also a comfortable way for Belgian visitors to get to the Dutch amusement park Efteling.

Bus 450 Turnhout Station NMBS/SNCB → Tilburg Station NS (De Lijn)
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Consult the timetable on the De Lijn website
Journey time 01:00
Major stops Turnhout Station (platform 4) • Turnhout Warande • Turnhout Zegeplein • Oud-Turnhout Polderstraat • Ravels Kerk • Ravels Eel Kerk • Weelde Stenenbrug • Weelde Gemeentehuis • Weelde Singel • Poppel Dorp • Poppel Grens • Goirle Dorpsstraat (NL) • Tilburg Ringbaan West (NL) • Tilburg Station (NL)
Tickets Only De Lijn tickets are valid for this bus route:
'Lijnkaart': €1.50 → prepurchase multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €15.00 → 1 trip means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams, available in a Lijnwinkel and at the ticket office at NMBS/SNCB stations;
'SMS ticket': €2.15 → 1 ticket means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams. Text the order code DL to the short number 4884. You will receive a confirmation text that is valid as a ticket for travel;
'M ticket': €1.80 → digital ticket on your smartphone via the Ticket Touch app (PayPal account obligatory);
'Single ticket': €3.00 → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams;
'Day pass': €6.00 (prepurchase) or €8,00 (from the bus driver) → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling 1 day unlimited on the buses and trams of De Lijn.

Travelling unlimited does not include the Limburg Express Lines and route 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens.
Children under 6 years can travel for free with De Lijn.
For children from 6 to 11 there is a 'Buzzy Pazz', a pass loaded on the MOBIB card, valid for 12 months which costs €52.00. For young people 12-24 years old it costs €204.00.
The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid on this bus service.
Connecting trains and buses  Tilburg
- IC to 's-Hertogenbosch, Oss, Nijmegen, Arnhem, Zutphen, Deventer and Zwolle
- IC to Breda, Etten-Leur and Roosendaal
- IC to Eindhoven
- IC to Breda, Rotterdam Centraal, Delft, Den Haag HS and Den Haag Centraal
- Sprinter to Oisterwijk, Boxtel, Best, Eindhoven, Geldrop, Heeze, Maarheeze and Weert
- Sprinter to Tilburg Universiteit, Gilze-Rijen, Lage Zwaluwe and Dordrecht

 Tilburg
- 801 to De Efteling (amusement park) (Arriva)
 

Eindhoven is a big university city with an airport. You have good train connections to 's-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht Centraal and Amsterdam Centraal and also to Weert and Roermond. Therefore it's interesting to know that you can easily go by bus from Turnhout Station NMBS/SNCB to Eindhoven Station NS. Please notice that you need to change buses at Reusel.

Bus 430 Turnhout Station NMBS/SNCB → Reusel Busstation (De Lijn)
Bus 319 Reusel Busstation → Eindhoven Station NS (Bravo (Hermes))
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Consult the timetable of line 430 on the De Lijn website
For the timetable of line 319, please consult the Hermes website.
Journey time Bus Turnhout-Reusel: 00:45
Bus Reusel-Eindhoven: 00:50
Major stops Bus 430: Turnhout Station (platform 3) • Turnhout Markt • Turnhout Sint-Pietersinstituut • Turnhout P&R Boomgaardplein • Oud-Turnhout Dorp • Oud-Turnhout Zwanevenstraat • Arendonk Kerk • Arendonk Wamp • Arendonk Grens Langschelpen • Reusel Ned. Grens (NL) • Reusel Sportpark (NL) • Reusel Busstation (NL)

Bus 319: Reusel Busstation (NL) • Bladel Busstation (NL) • Hapert Abdijstraat (NL) • Duizel Wolverstraat (NL) • Eersel Busstation (NL) • Steensel Eindhovenseweg (NL) • Veldhoven MMC (NL) • Veldhoven Provincialeweg-Oost (NL) • Eindhoven Kastelenplein (NL) • Eindhoven Grieglaan (NL) • Eindhoven Grote Berg (NL) • Eindhoven Vrijstraat (NL) • Eindhoven Piazza (NL) • Eindhoven Station NS (NL)
Tickets For bus 430, only De Lijn tickets De Lijn are valid. For bus 319, only Bravo (Hermes) tickets are valid.

De Lijn tickets:
'Lijnkaart': €1.50 → prepurchase multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €15.00 → 1 trip means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams, available in a Lijnwinkel and at the ticket office at NMBS/SNCB stations;
'SMS ticket': €2.15 → 1 ticket means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams. Text the order code DL to the short number 4884. You will receive a confirmation text that is valid as a ticket for travel;
'M ticket': €1.80 → digital ticket on your smartphone via the Ticket Touch app (PayPal account obligatory);
'Single ticket': €3.00 → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams;
'Day pass': €6.00 (prepurchase) or €8,00 (from the bus driver) → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling 1 day unlimited on the buses and trams of De Lijn.

Travelling unlimited does not include the Limburg Express Lines and route 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens.
Children under 6 years can travel for free with De Lijn.
For children from 6 to 11 there is a 'Buzzy Pazz', a pass loaded on the MOBIB card, valid for 12 months which costs €52.00. For young people 12-24 years old it costs €204.00.
The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid on this bus service.

Bus 319: you can buy the paper ticket 'OV-ritkaart Brabant', which costs €3.75, from the Hermes bus driver. For a return trip on the same day, you can buy the 'Dalurendagkaartje' for €6.00. Note: you can only pay by debit or credit card on the bus, cash is not accepted. You can travel with the Dutch OV-chipkaart, but it's more expensive than paper tickets. Children under 4 years can travel for free with Bravo (Hermes). If you travel with a 'Daldagurenkaartje' or the OV-chipkaart, a maximum of 2 children up to 11 years can travel free with a paying adult.

 
Connecting trains and buses  Eindhoven
- IC to 's-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht Centraal, Amsterdam Amstel and Amsterdam Centraal
- IC to Weert, Roermond, Sittard and Maastricht
- IC to Helmond, Deurne, Horst-Sevenum, Blerick and Venlo
- IC to 's-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht Centraal, Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA, Amsterdam Zuid and Schiphol Airport
- IC to Tilburg, Breda, Rotterdam Centraal, Delft, Den Haag HS and Den Haag Centraal

 Eindhoven
- 11 to Budel-Schoot and Weert Station NS
- 18/19 to Veldhoven Máxima Medisch Centrum
- 24 to Helmond Station NS
- 156 to 's-Hertogenbosch Station NS
- 400 to Eindhoven Airport
 

From Hasselt Station NMBS/SNCB, there is bus 20a replacing the former NMBS/SNCB line 20 (Bilzen-Maastricht). It runs to the NS/Arriva station of Maastricht, which allows you to go to any destination in The Nederlands. This bus is also convenient for Maastricht Aachen Airport (→ bus 30 Maastricht-Sittard). The track of line 20 is still in place, including the railway bridges crossing the Albert canal (Albertkanaal) and the Maas/Meuse. If you're travelling on a Sunday you can take the train to Genk. At the NMBS/SNCB Genk station there is bus 45 which goes to Maastricht station every 2 hours on Sunday.

Bus 20a Hasselt Station NMBS/SNCB → Maastricht Station NS/Arriva (De Lijn)
Frequency Monday-Saturday: 1x/hour
Sunday and Belgian holidays: 3 services per day
Consult the timetable on the De Lijn website
Journey time 01:04
Major stops Hasselt Station (platform 10) • Hasselt Dusartplein • Hasselt Kapermolen • Diepenbeek Universiteit • Diepenbeek Nierstraat • Diepenbeek Rijkswacht • Beverst Weg op Schoonbeek • Beverst Nijverheidsstraat • Bilzen Sint-Lambertuscollege • Bilzen Station NMBS (platform 2) • Watwilder Sint-Remigiusstraat • Mopertingen Annastraat • Mopertingen Mathijsestraat • Veldwezelt Kruispunt • Maastricht Boschstraat (Markt) (NL) • Maastricht Station NS (NL)
Tickets Only De Lijn tickets are valid for this bus route:
'Lijnkaart': €1.50 → prepurchase multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €15.00 → 1 trip means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams, available in a Lijnwinkel and at the ticket office in a in NMBS/SNCB stations;
'SMS ticket': €2.15 → 1 ticket means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams. Text the order code DL to the short number 4884. You will receive a confirmation text that is valid as a ticket for travel;
'M ticket': €1.80 → digital ticket on your smartphone via the Ticket Touch app (PayPal account obligatory);
'Single ticket': €3.00 → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams;
'Day pass': €6.00 (prepurchase) or €8,00 (with the driver) → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling 1 day unlimited on the buses and trams of De Lijn.

Travelling unlimited does not include the Limburg Express Lines and route 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens.
Children under 6 years can travel for free with De Lijn.
For children from 6 to 11 there is a 'Buzzy Pazz', a pass loaded on the MOBIB card, valid for 12 months which costs €52.00. For young people 12-24 years old it costs €204.00.
The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid on this bus service.
Connecting trains and buses  Maastricht
- IC to Sittard, Roermond, Weert, Eindhoven, 's-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht Centraal, Amsterdam Amstel and Amsterdam Centraal
- Stoptrein to Bunde, Beek-Elsloo, Geleen-Lutterade, Sittard, Susteren, Echt and Roermond (Arriva)
- Sneltrein to Meerssen, Valkenburg and Heerlen (Arriva)
- Sneltrein and stoptrein to Maastricht Randwyck (Arriva)

 Maastricht

All the bus lines below are exploited by Arriva.
- 4 to Valkenburg Station
- 6 to Meerssen Station
- 30 to Maastricht Aachen Airport and Sittard Station NS
- 50 en 57 to Gulpen
- 350 to Aachen Hbf Station DB (D)
- 403 to Gronsveld
- 460 to Kanne (B) (OV-shuttle)
 
Bus 62 Tongeren Station NMBS/SNCB → Maastricht Station NS/Arriva (De Lijn)
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Consult the timetable on the De Lijn website
Journey time 00:42
Major stops Tongeren Station NMBS • Tongeren Rijkswacht • Berg Molenweg • Millen Weg naar Genoelselderen • Millen Steenweg • Riemst Busstation (platform 2) • Vroenhoven Busstation (platform 1) • Vroenhoven Grens • Maastricht Javastraat (NL) • Maastricht Via Regia (Sint-Annadal) (NL) • Maastricht Koningin Emmaplein (NL) • Maastricht Frontensingel (Maagdendries) (NL) • Maastricht Boschstraat (Markt) (NL) • Maastricht Station NS (NL) (platform K)
Tickets Only De Lijn tickets are valid for this bus route:
'Lijnkaart': €1.50 → prepurchase multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €15.00 → 1 trip means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams, available in a Lijnwinkel and at the ticket office in a in NMBS/SNCB stations;
'SMS ticket': €2.15 → 1 ticket means travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams. Text the order code DL to the short number 4884. You will receive a confirmation text that is valid as a ticket for travel;
'M ticket': €1.80 → digital ticket on your smartphone via the Ticket Touch app (PayPal account obligatory);
'Single ticket': €3.00 → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling for 1 hour unlimited on De Lijn buses and trams;
'Day pass': €6.00 (prepurchase) or €8,00 (with the driver) → paper ticket available from the bus driver, valid for travelling 1 day unlimited on the buses and trams of De Lijn.

Travelling unlimited does not include the Limburg Express Lines and route 42 Brugge-Breskens between Sluis and Breskens.
Children under 6 years can travel for free with De Lijn.
For children from 6 to 11 there is a 'Buzzy Pazz', a pass loaded on the MOBIB card, valid for 12 months which costs €52.00. For young people 12-24 years old it costs €204.00.
The Dutch OV-chipkaart is not valid on this bus service.
Connecting trains and buses See above, route 20a Hasselt → Maastricht
 
Bus 396 Eupen Bushof / Station NMBS/SNCB → Vaals (TEC)
Frequency Monday-Saturday: 1x/hour
Sunday: 1x/2 hours
Consult the timetable of line 396 on the TEC website
Journey time 01:20
Major stops Eupen Bushof • Eupen Bahnhof • Eupen Schnellewindgasse • Kettenis Schöne Aussicht • Kettenis Tal • Kettenis Dorf • Kettenis Elektrische Kabine • Walhorn Kettenisserstraße • Walhorn Stumpfenkreuz • Walhorn Schule • Walhorn Lontzenerstraße • Walhorn Preismühle • Astenet Bahnhof • Astenet Kapelle • Hergenrath Kirche • Hergenrath Gemeindeschule • Hergenrath Friedhof • Hergenrath Casinostraße • Kelmis Marxstraße • Kelmis Kirchplatz • Buschhausen Pont • Moresnet Chapelle • Gemmenich Ancienne Gare • Gemmenich Frontière • Vaals Wolfhaag (NL) • Vaals Gemmenicherweg (NL) • Vaals Flats (NL) • Vaals Maastrichterlaan (NL) • Vaals Busstation (NL)
Tickets Only TEC tickets are valid for this bus route. You can load all the TEC tickets on your personal MOBIB card, a non-transferable electronic card used as a single carrier of all your tickets. Whenever you get on the bus, you no longer need to show your ticket to the driver, but you must place your card in front of a validator. For tourists, there is the Basic MOBIB card, which is transferable. You can buy a MOBIB card in an ESPACE TEC with an identity document (or an identity photo if you don't have a Belgian national register number).

Types of tickets:
'Horizon' →  €3.00, 1 hour unlimited travel on the entire TEC network;
'Day card Horizon+' → €8.00, 1 day unlimited travel on the entire TEC network;
'Multi 6' → €2.20 → multi-ride ticket valid for 6 trips which costs €13.20 → 1 trip means 1 hour unlimited travel on the entire TEC network.

Travellers without MOBIB card can buy a paper ticket from the bus driver. The ticket 'Horizon' costs €3.50 and allows you 1 hour unlimited travel on the entire TEC network. If you are making several journeys, the multi-ride ticket 'Multiflex' of €13.20 is a good idea. Please note that you can not buy this ticket from the bus driver, you must buy it beforehand at an ESPACE TEC.

Unlimited travel does not include the TEC Express lines.

Up to the age of 11 inclusive, children can travel free of charge on the entire TEC network. Note that children aged 6 to 11 travel free of charge provided they have a 'Horizon+ card'. This pass is issued on the MOBIB card.

The Dutch OV-chipkaart and De Lijn tickets are not valid on this bus service.
Connecting buses  Vaals Busstation

- 21 to Simpelveld, Kerkrade, Heerlen and Hoensbroek (Arriva)
- 21 to Aachen Uniklinik (Arriva)
- 25 to Aachen Bushof, Büsbach and Stolberg-Mühlener Bahnhof (ASEAG)
- 33 to Aachen Uniklinik, Aachen Westbahnhof, Aachen Bushof and Aachen Fuchserde (ASEAG)
- 59 to Holset, Harles and Vijlen Mamelis (Arriva)
- 350 to Lemiers, Vijlen, Nijswiller, Gulpen, Margraten and Maastricht Station (Arriva)
- 350 to Aachen Schanz (Jakobstraße), Aachen Hauptbahnhof and Aachen Elisenbrunnen (Arriva)
 

8. Buses between Belgium and France

We list the most important bus lines from west to east. The French bus 2(B) connects the NMBS/SNCB station of De Panne (situated in Adinkerke) in West Flanders with the SNCF station in Dunkirk in French Flanders.

Bus 2(B) De Panne Station NMBS/SNCB → Dunkerque Station SNCF (DK'Bus Marine)
Frequency Monday-Sunday: 1x/hour (timetable: look up here)
Journey time 00:46
Major stops Adinkerke De Panne Station NMBS • Adinkerke Duinhoek • Adinkerke Tropiflora • Bray-Dunes Frontière (FR) • Bray-Dunes Mairie (FR) • Bray-Dunes Poste (FR) • Zuydcoote (FR) • Zuydcoote Ferme Nord (FR) • Dunkerque Leffrinckoucke Gare SNCF (FR) • Dunkerque Europe (FR) • Dunkerque Hôtel de Ville (FR) • Dunkerque Pôle Marine (FR) • Dunkerque Gare SNCF (FR)
Tickets You can buy a 'Ticket Unité + Ticket Frontière' from the bus driver which costs €2.40. A day card 'Ticket Journée' costs €3.50. On the DK'Bus website you can find all the information about their tickets.

Children under 4 years can travel for free with DK'Bus Marine. On Saturday, Sunday and French public holidays bus 2(B) and the other buses of DK'Bus Marine are free for all passengers.

 
Connecting trains and buses  Dunkerque

Lille-Flandres (SNCF/TER, RE)
Stops at: Coudekerque-Branche • Bergues • Esquelbecq • Arnèke • Cassel • Hazebrouck • Bailleul • Steenwerck • Nieppe • Armentières • Pérenchies • Saint-André*

Calais-Ville (SNCF/TER, RE)
Stops at: Coudekerque-Branche • Grande-Synthe • Bourbourg • Gravelines • Beau-Marais • Calais Les Fontinettes

 Dunkerque

All the bus lines below are operated by Arc en Ciel.

- 102 to Oost-Cappel Place via Bergues Station SNCF;
- 103 to Esquelbecq Station SNCF via Bergues Station SNCF;
- 104 to Saint-Omer Station SNCF via Bourbourg Station SNCF;
- 104E to Saint-Omer Station SNCF, express service which only stops at Bourbourg Station SNCF and Watten Grand-Place;
- 105 to Hazebrouck Station SNCF via Bergues Station SNCF.
 
Note: some publications mention Duinkerke, the Dutch name of Dunkerque.

Next to the NMBS/SNCB station of Moeskroen/Mouscron (province Henegouwen/Hainaut), there is a daily MWR bus (Mouscroun - Wattrelos - Roubaix) which goes to Roubaix.

Bus MWR Moeskroen/Mouscron Station NMBS/SNCB → Roubaix Eurotéléport (TEC & Transpole)
Frequency Monday-Friday: 2x/hour
Saturday-Sunday: 1x/hour
Journey time 00:45
Major stops Moeskroen/Mouscron Station NMBS/SNCB • Moeskroen/Mouscron Grote Markt/Grand-Place • Moeskroen/Mouscron Ziekenhuis/Hôpital • Moeskroen/Mouscron Justitieplein/Place de la Justice • Moeskroen/Mouscron Station NMBS/SNCB • Lowingen Kerk/Luingne Église Saint-Amand • Herseaux Place • Herseaux Les Glycines, near to the Herseaux NMBS/SNCB station • Wattrelos Place (FR) • Roubaix Avelghem (FR) • Roubaix Eurotéléport (FR)
Tickets You can buy a 'Trajet Unitaire Transfrontalier sans correspondance' from the bus driver for €2.20, valid for the whole bus route without break of journey to change buses or tram at Roubaix Eurotéléport. If you want to change buses or tram in Roubaix, choose the 'Trajet Unitaire Transfrontalier avec correspondance' for €2.40.

In the 7 Transpole shops you can buy a multi-ride ticket valid for 10 trips which costs €17.70: 'Trajet Unitaire X10 Transfrontalier sans correspondance'. If you want to change buses or tram in Roubaix, choose the 'Trajet Unitaire X10 Transfrontalier avec correspondance' for €19.70.

Kids under 6 years can travel for free with this bus as long as a paying adult is travelling with them.

Reduced prices for youngsters and seniors are only available in electronic form on the personal Pass Pass, the French counterpart of the Belgian MOBIB card and the Dutch OV-chipkaart.
Connecting trains and buses  Roubaix Eurotéléport
- Tram line R to Lille-Flandres Gare SNCF (Transpole)

The walking distance from the bus/tram station Roubaix Eurotéléport to the SNCF station of Roubaix  is 1.4 km, 20 minutes walking. The easiest route is via Grand-Place and Av. Jean Lebas.
 
Note: some publications mention Robaais, the Dutch name of Roubaix.

Every hour a NMBS/SNCB train connects Charleroi-Sud with Erquelinnes, a railway station situated 300 metres before the Belgian-French border. You walk over the border and at the bus stop 'Jeumont Douane' you can take 2x/hour bus 51 to Jeumont Station SNCF and Maubeuge Station SNCF, from Monday to Saturday. However, from Monday to Friday 8 buses (generally 1 bus every 2 hours) start at Erquelinnes Station NMBS/SNCB.

Bus 51 Erquelinnes Station NMBS/SNCB → Jeumont Station SNCF (Stibus)
Frequency From Erquelinnes Station:
Monday to Friday: 8 journeys per day (mainly 1 journey every 2 hours)
From Jeumont Douane:
Monday to Saturday: 2x/hour
Journey time 00:37
Major stops Erquelinnes Station NMBS/SNCB • Jeumont Douane (FR) • Jeumont Hôpital Riche (FR) • Jeumont Lubin (FR) • Jeumont Pont-Noir (FR) • Jeumont Station SNCF (Jeumont Gare SNCF) (FR) • Marpent République (FR) • Boussois Marpigneaux (FR) • Maubeuge Polyclinique (FR) • Maubeuge Budé (FR) • Maubeuge Lycée P. Forest (FR) • Maubeuge Station SNCF (FR)
Tickets You can buy the single ticket 'Ticket unitaire' from the driver for €1.30, valid for the whole bus route with, if necessary, 1 change within 1 hour.

There is also a prepurchase multi-ride ticket 'Carnet de tickets libre parcours' valid for 10 trips which costs €10.10, only available in the Stibus shop in front of the SNCF station at Maubeuge.
Connecting trains and buses  Jeumont
- RE to Maubeuge, Hautmont, Aulnoye-Aymeries, Valenciennes, Orchies, Templeuve and Lille-Flandres (SNCF/TER, RE)
- RE to Maubeuge, Hautmont, Aulnoye-Aymeries and Busigny (SNCF/TER, RE)

 Maubeuge
- Paris-Nord (SNCF, Intercité)
Stops at: Aulnoye-Aymeries • Saint-Quentin • Compiègne
 

This is a useful service because from Maubeuge Station SNCF you can take a direct intercity train to Paris.

Bus 41 Mons Station NMBS/SNCB → Maubeuge Station SNCF (TEC & SMTUS)
Frequency Monday to Saturday: 7 trips per day;
No service on Sunday and Belgian holidays.
Consult the timetable of line 41 on the TEC website.
Journey time 00:46
Major stops Mons Station NMBS/SNCB • Mons Place des Chasseurs • Mons Pavé d'Hyon • Mons Trieux • Hyon Chasse Royale • Ciply Ancienne Gare • Mesvin Silos • Mesvin La Chaumière • Asquillies Route de Nouvelles • Harveng Ancienne Gendarmerie • Quévy Château de Warelle • Quévy Dépôt • Quévy Pharmacie • Gœgnies-Chaussée Entrée du Village • Bettignies Le Village (FR) • Maubeuge Grand Bois (FR) • Maubeuge Verhaeren (FR) • Maubeuge Roosevelt (FR) • Maubeuge Hôtel de Ville (FR) • Maubeuge Gare Routière (FR), next to the SNCF station
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Connecting trains and buses  Maubeuge

- Paris-Nord (SNCF, Intercité)
Stops at: Aulnoye-Aymeries • Saint-Quentin • Compiègne
 
Note: some publications mention Bergen, the Dutch name of Mons.

Replacing the former railway line 154 (track is still in place), this TEC bus connects the NMBS/SNCB station at Dinant with the SNCF station at Givet. The bus follows the Maas/Meuse river and the railway line.

Bus 154a Dinant Station NMBS/SNCB → Givet Station SNCF (TEC)
Frequency Monday to Friday: 11 trips per day;
Saturday: 5 trips per day;
Sunday: 4 trips per day;
Sunday service on Belgian holidays.
Consult the timetable of line 154a on the TEC website.
Journey time 00:40
Major stops Dinant Station NMBS/SNCB • Dinant Polyclinique • Dinant Neffe • Dinant Charlemagne • Dinant Pont d'Anseremme • Waulsort Les Pauguis • Hastière-Lavaux Gare • Hermeton-sur-Meuse Gare • Heer-Agimont Place Communale • Givet Église Notre-Dame (FR) • Givet Pont (FR) • Givet Station SNCF (FR)
Tickets Only TEC tickets are valid for this bus route. You can load all the TEC tickets on your personal MOBIB card, a non-transferable electronic card used as a single carrier of all your tickets. Whenever you get on the bus, you no longer need to show your ticket to the driver, but you must place your card in front of a validator. For tourists, there is the Basic MOBIB card, which is transferable. You can buy a MOBIB card in an ESPACE TEC with an identity document (or an identity photo if you don't have a Belgian national register number).

Types of tickets:
'Horizon' →  €3.00, 1 hour unlimited travel on the entire TEC network;
'Day card Horizon+' → €8.00, 1 day unlimited travel on the entire TEC network;
'Multi 6' → €2.20 → multi-ride ticket valid for 6 trips which costs €13.20 → 1 trip means 1 hour unlimited travel on the entire TEC network.

Travellers without MOBIB card can buy a paper ticket from the bus driver. The ticket 'Horizon' costs €3.50 and allows you 1 hour unlimited travel on the entire TEC network. If you are making several journeys, the multi-ride ticket 'Multiflex' of €13.20 is a good idea. Please note that you can not buy this ticket from the bus driver, you must buy it beforehand at an ESPACE TEC.

Unlimited travel does not include the TEC Express lines.

Up to the age of 11 inclusive, children can travel free of charge on the entire TEC network. Note that children aged 6 to 11 travel free of charge provided they have a 'Horizon+ card'. This pass is issued on the MOBIB card.
Connecting trains and buses  Givet
- RE to Charleville-Mézières (SNCF/TER, RE)

From Charleville-Mézières there are TER trains to Reims, Longwy, Metz and Lille-Flandres.
 

9. Buses between Belgium and Germany

The city of Eupen, in the German speaking region of Belgium, is well connected with the city of Aachen in Germany. There is a railway between Welkenraedt and Aachen, but passengers can also take bus 14, operated jointly by the Belgian TEC and the German ASEAG.

Bus 14 Eupen Station NMBS/SNCB → Aachen Station DB (TEC & ASEAG)
Frequency Monday-Saturday: 1-2x/hour
Sunday: 1x/hour
Consult the timetable of line 14 on the TEC website
Journey time 00:40
Major stops Eupen Bushof • Eupen Bahnhof NMBS/SNCB • Eupen Schnellewindgasse • Kettenis Schöne Aussicht • Kettenis Tal • Kettenis Dorf • Eynatten Depot • Eynatten Dorf • Köpfchen Grenze • Köpfchen Altes Zollamt (D) • Köpfchen Augustinerweg (D) • Aachen Linzenshäuschen (D) • Aachen Jahnplatz (D) • Aachen Burtscheid Hauptstraße (D) • Aachen Kapitelstraße (D) • Aachen Normaluhr (D) • Aachen Hauptbahnhof DB (D) • Aachen Misereor (D) • Aachen Alter Posthof (D) • Aachen Elisenbrunnen (D) • Aachen Bushof (D)
Tickets Between Eupen and Köpfchen Altes Zollamt, TEC tickets are valid. Between Köpfchen and Aachen, ASEAG tickets are valid. However, there is one single ticket for travellers between Eupen and Aachen.

You can buy the single paper ticket 'Region3Tarif' from the bus driver for €5.85. With this ticket you can go from Eupen or Kettenis to Aachen Busbahnhof. For children (from 6 to 13 years) it costs €4.65.

If you start in Eynatten (Raeren) and go to Aachen, the ticket'Region3Tarif' costs €4.75 (and €3.55 for children under 14 years).
Connecting trains and buses  Aachen Hbf
- IC to Köln Hbf and Siegen Hbf
- IC Köln Hbf, Düsseldorf Hbf und Paderborn Hbf
 

In the past, there was a railway known as the Vennbahn, from Aachen via Raeren (in Belgium), Roetgen and Monschau (Germany), Sourbrodt, Weismes and Sankt Vith (in Belgium) to Troisvierges in Luxembourg. Now bus 385 from TEC and DB Rheinlandbus serves Monschau at weekends, and you can cycle on the former railway.

Bus 385 Eupen Station NMBS/SNCB → Monschau (TEC & DB Rheinland Bus)
Frequency Saturday, Sunday and Belgian holidays: 4 trips per day (departure from Eupen Bushof: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00);
Not from Monday to Friday.
Consult the timetable of line 385 on the TEC website
Journey time 00:25
Major stops Eupen Bushof • Eupen Bahnhof NMBS/SNCB • Eupen Werthplatz • Eupen Kehrweg • Eupen Schilsweg • Eupen Meier-Dael-Weg • Kaplan-Arnold-Straße • Eupen Zur Clouse • Eupen Meyerskreuz • Ternell Naturzentrum • Ternell Nachtsief • Mützenich Zoll (D) • Mützenich Reichensteiner Straße (D) • Mützenich Kirche (D) • Mützenich Schiffenborn (D) • Mützenich Alter Gerstenhof (D) • Monschau Bahnhof (D) • Monschau Flora (D) • Monschau Schmiede/Parkhaus (D)*

* Note that TEC calls the bus station Monschau Schmiede, and DB Rheinlandbus calls it Monschau Parkhaus. However, both names refer to the same bus station.

On Saturday, TEC continues on from Monschau to Küchelscheid in Belgium. The official name of this bus stop is Kalterherberg Bahnhof.
Tickets Bus line 385 is operated jointly by TEC (Saturday) and DB Rheinlandbus (Sunday). Between Eupen Bushof and Ternell Nachtsief TEC tickets are valid, on both TEC and DB Rheinlandbus buses. Between Ternell Nachtsief und Monschau DB Rheinlandbus tickets are valid, on both TEC and DB Rheinlandbus buses.

You can buy a day card 'Tageskarte' from the driver for €10.70. If you are travelling with a group of 2 to 5 people, choose the group day card 'Minigruppenkarte' for €15.40.



Belgian travellers with an TEC abonnement can take this bus to Monschau provided that they pay a surcharge of €2.70 to the bus driver.

You can find full details about the tickets valid on line 385 here (.pdf, in German).
Connecting buses  Monschau Parkhaus
- 66 to Imgenbroich Bushof, Konzen Bahnnhof, Roetgen Post, Roetgen Wanderstation/Bahnhof, Walheim, Kornelimünster, Aachen Bahnhof Rothe Erde and Aachen Bushof (DB Rheinlandbus)
- 82 to Imgenbroich Bushof, Konzen Bahnhof and Simmerath Bushof (DB Rheinlandbus)
 

10. Buses between Belgium and Luxembourg

686 Sankt Vith - Troisvierges (RGTR)
Frequency Monday to Friday: 13 trips per day (departure from Sankt Vith Triangel: 04:45, 05:45, 06:15, 06:45, 07:15, 07:45, 08:45, 10:45, 12:45, 14:45, 16:45, 17:45 and 18:45)
Not on Saturday and Sunday
Consult the timetable on the Mobilitéit website
Journey time 00:46
Major stops Sankt Vith Triangel • Sankt Vith Maria Goretti • Sankt Vith Geschäftskomplex • Sankt Vith Mein Lust • Grüfflingen Houffalizerstraße (D) • Maldingen Kirche (D) • Deiffelt Carrefour (L) • Huldange Schmëtt (L) • Wemperhaart 3 Braken (L) • Wemperhaart Beim Massen (L) • Wilwerdange Schoul (L) • Drinklange (L) • Troisvierges Mairie (L) • Troisvierges Station CFL (L)
Tickets -
Connecting trains and buses -
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537 Bastogne - Ettelbruck (RGTR, Ross Troine Autocars / Voyages Schiltz Büderscheid)
Frequency Monday to Saturday
Consult the timetable on the Mobilitéit website
Journey time 01:10
Major stops -
Tickets -
Connecting trains and buses -
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218 Messancy - Luxembourg (Sales-Lentz (RGTR))
Frequency Monday to Friday: 9 trips per day (departure from Messancy: 05:40, 06:10, 06:40, 07:10, 07:40, 08:10, 08:40, 13:10 and 15:10)
Consult the timetable on the Mobilitéit website
Journey time 00:53
Major stops Messancy Station NMBS/SNCB • Messancy Promenade • Messancy Rue de la 5ème Brigade • Messancy Aire de jeux • Messancy Rue de Luxembourg • Sélange Rue de Clemency • Sélange Église • Sélange Rue du Bois • Hondelange Rue du Pont • Hondelange Centre (Aire de jeux) • Hondelange Rue St. Nicolas • Hondelange Rue des Lilas • Autelhaut Église • Autelbas Rue d'Autelhaut • Autelbas Centre • Barnich-Autelbas Église • Barnich École • Sterpenich Rue de la Gendarmerie (L) • Sterpenich Rue du Duché (L) • Mamer Gaaschtbierg (L) • Mamer Tossebierg (L) • Bertrange Belle Étoile (L) • Strassen Kesseler (L) • Strassen Benelux (L) • Luxembourg Belair Wandmillen (L) • Luxembourg city center, Charlys Gare (platform 3) (L)
Tickets -
Connecting trains and buses -

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If you have questions and/or comments regarding the public transport service,  we would ask that you contact the public transport operator concerned.

Train
NMBS/SNCB –NMBS/SNCB Europe Belgian Railways
NS – NS International Dutch Railways
CFL Luxemburgian Railways
SNCF: TER Nord-Pas-de-Calais French Railways
DB German Railways
Bus
De Lijn Vlaamse Vervoermaatschappij 'De Lijn'
TEC Société régionale wallonne du transport, Wallonia
Connexxion Connexxion Holding NV, province of Zeeland
Hermes Hermes Groep NV, region Eindhoven
Arriva Arriva Holding NV, provinces Noord-Brabant and Nederlands-Limburg
ASEAG Aachener Straßenbahn und Energieversorgungs-AG, region Aachen
RVE (DB Rheinland Bus) Drives between Eupen and Monschau
DK'Bus Marine (Transdev) Region of Dunkirk
Transpole (Keolis Lille) Region of Lille
Transvilles (Transdev) Region of Valenciennes
Stibus Region of Maubeuge
SMTUS Drives between Mons and Maubeuge
RDTA La Régie Départementale des Transports des Ardennes, French Ardennes

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