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InterCity Mother's Day Offer

Special Mother's Day offer for the Low Countries!

Take the InterCity train between Belgium and the Netherlands from 7 to 31 May for just €49 return for 2 persons! Happy Mother's Day!
Book this fantastic Mother's Day offer now >
InterCity Family Offer: travel to Belgium and the Netherlands with the entire family!

Discover the Low Countries with the entire family

Time to get a breath of fresh air? From 7 April to 3 May 2015, InterCity will take your family to multiple destinations in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Book your trip until 2 May 2015 >

Our InterCity and InterRegional trains cross the borders too!

Several trains of the SNCB domestic service cross the borders towards Lille, Maastricht, Luxembourg, Aachen or Roosendaal.
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Digital Homeprint : easy and comfortable!

Purchase your tickets for the IC/IR trains online or by telephone, and choose Digital Homeprint: you get them by e-mail to print them at home.
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  • Some InterCity, InterRegio and local SNCB trains travel across the border
  • The ideal supplement to high-speed trains: IC or IR trains will take you anywhere 
  • You don't have to reserve your seat
  • There is no departure time on your ticket: you decide which train you take
  • You can enjoy various national and international discounts


  • Brussels - Antwerp - Roosendaal - Dordrecht - RotterdamThe Hague (NL)
  • New connection from 14 December 2014: Brussels - Brussels National Airport - Mechelen - Antwerp - Roosendaal - Dordrecht - Rotterdam - Den Haag - Schiphol - Amsterdam (NL)
  • Brussels - Namur - Luxembourg (L) 
  • Liège - Namur - Charleroi - Mons - Tournai - Lille Flandres (F) 
  • Antwerp - Ghent - Kortrijk - Lille Flandres (F) 
  • Ostend - Bruges - Kortrijk - Lille Flandres (F) 


  • Antwerp - Roosendaal (NL) 
  • Liège - Maastricht (NL)
  • Liège - Aachen (D)
  • Liège - Gouvy - Luxembourg (L)
  • Athus - Luxembourg (L) 


There are a variety of InterCity (IC), InterRegio (IR) and local trains in the SNCB train services which travel across the border. These trains constitute an ideal supplement to the high-speed trains and perfectly complement domestic train services in Belgium and our neighbouring countries. In this way you can easily reach all corners of the country by train. 

You do not need to reserve a seat on these trains: all you need is a ticket for the route to be travelled on the desired date. With this ticket in hand, you can take the train you want at the time you want to take it. This is why there is no departure or arrival time indicated on your ticket for an InterCity, InterRegio or local train.

It does not matter whether you are travelling with an IC, IR or local train. The number of changes you make is of no importance: you can use your ticket to take a direct train or change several times along the way (in Belgium or abroad), as long as you:

  • Follow the route which is indicated on your ticket
  • Travel on the date indicated
  • Observe all terms and conditions for the purchased fare

Please note: if you take a train with a required surcharge or seat reservation (such as Thalys) for part of your route or for the entire route, you must pay this surcharge in addition to the price of your ticket. Therefore, always verify which type of train you are taking when consulting the timetables.

SNCB trains crossing the borders


Duration  1h50
Frequency  Up to 28x a day
One way
from € 29*
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The Hague

Duration  2h20
Frequency  12x a day
One way
from € 20*
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Duration  1h32
Frequency  Up to 12x a day
One way
from € 29*
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Duration  1h10
Frequency  Up to 24x a day
One way
from € 29*
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Duration  35 min.
Frequency  15 services a day
One way
from € 19*
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Duration  1h08
Frequency  9x a day
One way
from € 19*
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Duration  1h46
Frequency  Up to 16 x a day
One way
from € 11*
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alert Travel update

Sunday 3 May: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains temporarily suspended

Saturday 23 and Monday 25 May: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains terminating in Breda

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains not calling at Schiphol airport

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June: Brussels-Amsterdam InterCity trains not calling at Schiphol airport