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The Hague to Brussels Central by train

It takes an average of 2h 29m to travel from The Hague to Brussels Central by train, over a distance of around 85 miles (137 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from The Hague to Brussels Central and tickets for this journey start from €22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 55m
Price€22 - €92
Distance85 miles (137 km)
Frequency45 trains per day
Departure stationThe Hague
Arrival stationBrussels Central
Changes1 change
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The Hague to Brussels Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from The Hague to Brussels Central for Tuesday 28th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:47 15:06 2h 19m, 2 changes
12:47 15:12 2h 25m, 1 change
13:47 16:06 2h 19m, 2 changes
13:47 16:12 2h 25m, 1 change
14:17 16:27 2h 10m, 2 changes
14:24 16:27 2h 03m, 3 changes
14:47 17:04 2h 17m, 2 changes
14:47 17:12 2h 25m, 1 change
15:47 18:06 2h 19m, 2 changes
15:47 18:12 2h 25m, 1 change

NS, SNCB and Thalys trains from The Hague to Brussels Central

You can travel from The Hague to Brussels Central on NS, SNCB and Thalys trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoNicky Boogaard, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

NS is the main railway operator in the Netherlands. It connects the four corners of the country with regional, medium-distance and high-speed trains. It's also possible for you to travel at night thanks to multi-line night trains, including Schiphol and Eindhoven airports. All trains are equipped with two comfort classes – First Class and Second Class.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from The Hague to Brussels Central

Train tickets from The Hague to Brussels Central start at €22 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €34.75.
lowest price found
from22
on the day
avg. single price34.75

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from The Hague to Brussels Central by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from The Hague to Brussels Central? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from The Hague to Brussels Central take?

The average journey time by train between The Hague and Brussels Central is 2 hours and 29 minutes, with around 45 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between The Hague and Brussels Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from The Hague to Brussels Central is 1 hour and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from The Hague to Brussels Central cost?

Train tickets from The Hague to Brussels Central can start from as little as €22 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from The Hague to Brussels Central?

No, there are no direct train services from The Hague to Brussels Central. Travelling from The Hague to Brussels Central by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from The Hague to Brussels Central leave?

The first train from The Hague to Brussels Central leaves at 05:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from The Hague to Brussels Central leave?

The last train from The Hague to Brussels Central leaves at 22:17. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between The Hague and Brussels Central by train?

Trains travelling from The Hague to Brussels Central cover a distance of around 85 miles (137 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels Central to The Hague.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for The Hague to Brussels Central for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 22/07/2020 for travel on 18/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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