B-Europe / NMBS - Belgian Railways

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NMBS

NMBS is the name of the national railways in Belgium. All major routes are served by NMBS-trains, like Brussels to Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp. 

NMBS runs comfortable Intercity trains and regional trains. It is a major stakeholder in the Thalys from Brussels to Paris and the Eurostor from Brussels to London

Trains in Belgium run punctually and there are multiple trains per day between all destinations.  

NMBS runs trains to all destinations in Belgium including minor towns and cities. 

Rail Map - The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium

Rail Map - The Netherlands, Luxembourg & Belgium

Trains in Belgium - Info

Train travel in Belgium

In Belgium you can by comfortable Intercity trains. Train tickets are available 12 months in advance (except for October-December when the yearly updated timetable is introduced) 

High speed trains 

Regional and Intercity trains

Night trains 

 

How to book cheap train tickets to Belgium?

Book as early as possible! The Eurostar from London opens for example 6 months before departure. Don't wait until the last minute, there are no last minute deals and prices only rise. 

Travel by Thalys

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Free wifi for holders 
  • Power sockets at all seats

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • A light cold meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Use of the NS International lounges in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport. Holders of the Thalys
  • ThePass and TheCard can use the Thalys-lounges in Brussels, Paris and Cologne.

Travel by Eurostar

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains between London and Paris
  • Power sockets in the new E320-trains and coaches 5 and 14 in the older trains
  • Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure

Standard Premier class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains between London and Paris
  • A light cold meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure

Business Premier Class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Fully flexible tickets
  • Acces to the Business Premier lounges with free drinks, snacks and wifi
  • Free wifi on services operated by the new E320-trains between London and Paris
  • A warm three-course meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Check-in closes 10 minutes before departure

  • Eurostar - More info and photos