How to take the rail journey from Bruxelles/Brussels to The Hague/Den Haag

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Bruxelles / Brussels to Den Haag / The Hague by train

The Dutch high speed railway between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, used by both the Thalys and Intercity trains from Brussels, bypasses Den Haag/The Hague.
So in order to maintain the direct rail link between the Belgian and Dutch seats of government, three of the daily Intercity trains from Belgium to The Netherlands were diverted in order to serve Den Haag/The Hague.
However, they terminate at the city's secondary station, Den Haag HS (the HS doesn't stand for 'high-speed').
Though Den Haag HS has excellent public transport links to the city center.

If you want to travel by train from Brussels to Den Haag Central station, the options are:

  1. take these direct trains to Den Haag HS and connect there for Den Haag Centraal.
  2. Take a high speed Thalys train to Rotterdam and connect there for Den Haag Centraal.
  3. Take an Intercity (IC) train to Breda and connect there for Den Haag Centraal.

Routes you can take to go from Bruxelles / Brussels to Den Haag / The Hague

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the direct train to Den Haag HS

Route Information

Via stations: Breda

Option 1: taking two IC trains
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 18 min - 2hr 23min



Travel Info

1 x connection per hour
The connecting time between trains in Breda will be around 5 mins, but if the train from Bruxelles is delayed remain on the train until it arrives in Rotterdam.
There are more trains per hour from Rotterdam to Den Haag Central than from Breda - and your tickets will be valid on any train from Rotterdam to Den Haag.

Route Information

Via stations: Rotterdam Centraal

Option2: taking a combination of Thalys + IC trains
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