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Travel from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) by train in 45 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) by train is 58 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 45 minutes. Around 65 trains per day travel the 24 miles (38 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Brussels Nord (North). Trains on this route are operated by SNCB, the national rail operator in Belgium. Whether you're travelling on one of their Intercity or local services, all trains are modern and comfortable.

Book train tickets from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) in advance instead of buying them on the day and you'll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station

Brussels Nord (North)

Journey time

From 45m


24 miles (38 km)


65 trains per day


Direct trains available

Train and bus operators


Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) for Tuesday 23rd April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:49 11:48 59m, direct
11:17 12:06 49m, direct
11:23 12:22 59m, 1 change
11:45 12:32 47m, direct
11:49 12:48 59m, direct
12:17 13:06 49m, direct
12:23 13:22 59m, 1 change
12:45 13:32 47m, direct
12:49 13:48 59m, direct
13:23 14:22 59m, 1 change

SNCB trains from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North)

You can travel from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) on SNCB 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.

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.

SNCB classes from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North)

Compare the different travel classes offered by SNCB when travelling from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North).

Onboard services on SNCB

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North).


When travelling with SNCB, each passenger can take 3 items of luggage on board, as long as the total weight does not exceed 30kg. Once you’ve found your seat, you can stow your luggage in the space provided above and below your seat. You can take the following luggage on board for free:

  • Briefcases, rucksacks and suitcases
  • Wheelchairs (manual or automatic)
  • Pushchairs and prams
  • Folding bikes, unicycles, scooters
  • Sports equipment (e.g. skis)
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Currently, SNCB does not offer a food and drink service. Although, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.


SNCB offer free WiFi in their main stations, including Brussels Central, Bruges, Antwerp Central and more. Currently, SNCB do not offer WiFi onboard their trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

As long as they are travelling with a person aged 12 or above with a valid ticket, children under 12 can travel for free without a ticket. However, please note that this only applies to a maximum of 4 children per passenger with a valid ticket. If you have any additional children travelling with you, they will need a half-price Kids Ticket.


Hoping to travel with your bike? You’ll need to add a Bike Supplement to your ticket. However, if you’re travelling with a folding bike, you don’t need to worry about paying. Bike Supplements are paid on top of your rail fare and cost €4 for a single journey.

When boarding, speak to the train conductor and they will tell you if there are spaces available and where you can put your bicycle. SNCB advise you not to travel with a bike at Peak times, because bicycle spaces may not be available.


Guide and assistance dogs

Travel is free for guide and assistance dogs. You won’t need to add a Pet Supplement to your ticket.


Pets are welcome to travel on SNCB trains if they are on a lead or in a small basket, cage or box. For animals on a lead, a Pet Supplement costs €3 for a single trip. If your pet is in a small basket, cage or box that is smaller than 30 x 55 x 30 cm, you do not need to pay for a Pet Supplement. Finally, your pet is not allowed to sit on the seats or tables.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with reduced mobility should directly contact SNCB to make use of their free assistance service. You can take your wheelchair on board the train for free, regardless of whether or not you use the SNCB's free assistance service. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can take the train for free in 2nd class.

Cheap train tickets from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North)

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 Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

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

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North)? 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 Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) take?

The average journey time by train between Zottegem and Brussels Nord (North) is 58 minutes, with around 65 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 Zottegem and Brussels Nord (North) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) is 45 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) without having to change trains. There are 47 direct trains from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) leave?

The first train from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) leaves at 04:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) leave?

The last train from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) leaves at 23:19. 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 Zottegem and Brussels Nord (North) by train?

Trains travelling from Zottegem to Brussels Nord (North) cover a distance of around 24 miles (38 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels Nord (North) to Zottegem.

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