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Did you book your train tickets at SNCB Europe, either online, through our app or via our contact centre? With MyTrain, you can find all your booking details, such as departure times or seat numbers, very easily.
And if you have a MyTrain profile, you can enjoy even more advantages:
- You can cancel or change your bookings online
- You can print out your tickets again at any time
- You can store your details and travel preferences and save time with each new booking
InterCity trains serve the following stations amongst others:
BELGIUM : Brussels (Midi/Zuid, Central/Centraal, Nord/Noord), Antwerp (Centraal, Berchem), Liège-Guillemins, Brussels National Airport, Ghent (St Pieters, Dampoort), Kortrijk, Namur, Charleroi-Sud, Mons, Tournai, Arlon and Verviers-Central ● FRANCE : Lille Flandres ● THE NETHERLANDS : Amsterdam Centraal, Rotterdam Centraal, Den Haag HS (The Hague), Schiphol, Maastricht, Hilversum, Amersfoort, Apeldoorn, Deventer, Almelo and Hengelo ● LUXEMBOURG : Luxembourg and Ettelbruck ● GERMANY : Berlin (Ostbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof, Spandau), Wolfsburg, Hannover Hbf (Hanover), Osnabrück Hbf and Aachen Hbf
In addition to InterCity connections between the Benelux countries, France or Germany, other international InterCity trains run throughout Europe, including the following connections:
All these are available through SNCB Europe, via the Contact Centre, in 28 Belgian stations and in travel agencies approved by SNCB Europe.
InterCity trains also provide rail links within several European countries.
You do not need to book a seat on InterCity trains. All you need is a valid ticket for the journey you want to make for the required date. With this ticket you can set off when you want on the train of your choice. If you are travelling on board InterCity (IC), InterRegion (IR) or local trains, your ticket will therefore never show a departure or arrival time.
With your InterCity train ticket you can get on and off when you want along the route you have booked. You can also choose between direct connections or a journey with one or several changes. You can also use as many IC, IR or local trains as you wish.
You must observe the following conditions:
Note: If you take a train that requires payment of a mandatory surcharge or a reservation (for example, Thalys) for all or part of your journey, you must pay this surcharge in addition to your ticket. Please check which type of train you are taking when you consult the timetable for your journey.
There is always a standard fare for your cross-border InterCity, InterRegion or local train journeys. Depending on your destination country, you can choose from several great fares, which are available to everyone.
Here are some examples of great fares between Belgium and its neighbouring countries:
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Do you live near to the border? Do you travel between Belgium, Lille, the Netherlands, Luxembourg or Germany on a daily basis?
There are several ticket formulas and season tickets designed for your short cross-border journeys.
Do you have a Railplus international reduction card? Then you receive a 25% reduction on your entire journey (25% off the standard fare).
Do you have a discount card valid on SNCB (Belgian Rail) trains (e.g. card for Large Families or a card for Preferential Reimbursement)? Then you can also enjoy your national reduction for the Belgian portion of an international route with an InterCity, InterRegio or local train.
More information about national reduction cards on the SNCB Mobility website >