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With SNCB International, get all the latest info on rail traffic in Europe, in particular on direct connections between Belgium and France, the Netherlands and Germany.

We’ll also provide you with practical pages to help you find your way in Europe’s train stations, as well as real-time timetables for thousands of trains in Europe.

With SNCB International, get all the latest info on rail traffic in Europe, in particular on direct connections between Belgium and France, the Netherlands and Germany.

Possible security checks at Brussels-Midi, Antwerp-Central and Liège-Guillemins.

Since July 2017, security checks for passengers travelling on high-speed trains (Thalys, TGV® or ICE) have been introduced in the train stations of Brussels-Midi, Antwerp-Central and Liège-Guillemins. Part of a series of measures implemented by the government, these checks are non-systematic and non-permanent and are carried out by authorised security personnel.

Taking into account that you may be subject to the above mentioned security checks, we ask that Thalys, TGV® and ICE travellers anticipate a safe time margin and make their way to the platform sufficiently on time.

Travellers are also reminded that they must not be in possession of items that could endanger their fellow passengers.

Feel free to contact us for further information about your journey.


Thalys and Intercity Netherlands not serving Antwerp-Central during weekends from 9 February to 9 June.Thalys and Intercity Netherlands not serving Antwerp-Central during weekends from 9/2 to 9/6.

Due to planned engineering works near Antwerp-Central station during the weekends from Saturday 9 February until Sunday 9 June included, Thalys and Intercity Netherlands trains will not be serving Antwerp-Central during the weekends of this period

During these weekends, Intercity Netherlands trains will exceptionally call at Antwerp-Berchem instead of Antwerp-Central station. Passengers travelling between Antwerp and the Netherlands are advised to depart or alight at Antwerp-Berchem station.

Passengers travelling between Antwerp and Paris can use SNCB trains to Brussels-Midi station, where they can get on the Thalys trains to Paris Nord. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from Paris to Antwerp.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Saturday 23 to Tuesday 26 February: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.23 to 26 February: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague, InterCity services connecting Brussels with The Netherlands will not be serving The Hague from Saturday 23 to Tuesday 26 February included. The trains that usually serve The Hague will depart and terminate at Amsterdam Central (without calling at The Hague). 

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March.Substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on 9 and 10 March.

Due to planned engineering works in the South-East of the Netherlands, trains connecting Hasselt, Liège and Maastricht will be replaced by substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


16 and 17 March 2019: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Breda

Passengers to Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Breda and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Sunday 24 March: substitution buses between Namur and Charleroi.

Due to planned engineering works between Namur and Charleroi on Sunday 24 March, rail traffic will be replaced by substitution buses between Namur and Tamines until 15h00.

As a consequence, InterCity train 19810 Namur-Maubeuge-Paris will depart from Charleroi-Sud. Passengers departing from Namur can use a substitution bus (dep. 6h02) to Tamines (arr. 6h43) and take a train at Tamines for onward travel to Charleroi-Sud (arr. 7h07), where they can embark on the train to Maubeuge/Paris (dep. 7h50).

In the opposite direction, InterCity train 19807 Paris-Maubeuge-Namur will terminate at Charleroi-Sud. Passengers to Namur can take a train from Charleroi to Tamines, where they can embark on the substitution bus to Namur.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Monday 25 March to Sunday 14 April: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.25 MArch to 14 April: InterCity Netherlands not serving The Hague.

Due to planned engineering works near The Hague, InterCity services connecting Brussels with The Netherlands will not be serving The Hague from Monday 25 March to Sunday 14 April included. The trains that usually serve The Hague will depart and terminate at Amsterdam Central (without calling at The Hague but with an intermediate stop at Schiphol Airport). 

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


From 13 to 28 April: adapted Thalys schedule between Cologne and Dortmund. 13 to 28 April: adapted Thalys schedule between Cologne and Dortmund.

Due to planned engineering works on the German rail network, Thalys is forced to adapt its schedule between Cologne and Dortmund from Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April.

As a consequence, the journey duration between Cologne and Dortmund will be 30 to 40 minutes longer.

Besides, from Monday 22 April to Thursday 25 April, most Thalys trains to Germany will terminate at Cologne (Köln Hbf). Likewise, most Thalys trains starting from Germany will depart from Cologne (Köln Hbf).

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on.


Substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April.Substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on 20 and 21 April.

Due to planned engineering works in the South-East of the Netherlands, trains connecting Hasselt, Liège and Maastricht will be replaced by substitution buses between Visé and Maastricht on Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.20 to 22 April: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam not serving Brussels Airport.

Due to planned engineering works on the Belgian rail network from Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April 2019 included, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will exceptionally not be serving Brussels Airport-Zaventem.

Passengers travelling between Brussels Airport-Zaventem and the Netherlands can change trains at Mechelen station, and use SNCB trains between Mechelen and the airport.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


18 and 19 May: InterCity Netherlands terminating at Rotterdam.

Due to planned engineering works on the Dutch railway network on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Rotterdam Central

Passengers to The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Rotterdam and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.


8 and 9 June: InterCity Brussels-Amsterdam terminating at Breda.

Due to planned engineering works near Rotterdam on Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June 2019, InterCity services connecting Brussels with Amsterdam will terminate at Breda

Passengers to Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol-Airport and Amsterdam can change trains in Breda and make use of other NS (Dutch railway) operated trains from Breda. This applies in the opposite direction as well, for travelling from the Netherlands to Belgium.

Adapted timetables will be available in the international rail planners later on. Please check the schedules for your journey a few days before travel.

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