How to travel from Brussels to Genk

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from Brussels to Genk

You can get from Brussels to Genk by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Brussels to Genk on Jul 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:43AMBrussels-Midi1h32 10:15AMDiepenbeek
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08:43AMBrussels-Midi1h32 10:15AMDiepenbeek
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09:11AMBrussels-Midi1h33 10:44AMBokrijk
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09:44AMBrussels-Midi1h31 11:15AMDiepenbeek
1 transfer
161One-way

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Travel Information from Brussels to Genk

distanceDistance50 miles (81 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB

Travel 50 miles (81 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train from Brussels to Genk. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Brussels to Genk.

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Travel to Genk easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Genk.
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You can travel between Brussels and Genk 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Genk from Brussels is by taking a flight, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Genk:

Taking a flight is usually $7 (€6) less than taking a bus to Genk, which costs on average $7 (€6) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry to Genk, which costs on average $1 (€1) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $18 (€16) less than taking a train to Genk, which costs on average $18 (€16) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Brussels and Genk is by bus, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Genk by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 17 min.

Genk is approximately 50 miles (81 km) away from Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Genk is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 20 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Brussels and Genk as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Brussels to Genk:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) to Genk, Europalaan (Station).
  • Most travelers board their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Genk.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Genk, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Genk by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Brussels to Genk for $7 (€6).
  • Travel with SNCB to go to Genk by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB Brussels to Genk tickets on Omio for $18 (€16).

Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Genk with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to Genk with SNCB | IC.

Direct services to Genk tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Omio customers who travel from Brussels to Genk often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Antwerp or Eindhoven. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Genk and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Brussels to Genk, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $7 (€6) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $18 (€16) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Genk online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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