Help please - Brussels

Old Mar 26th, 2014, 07:41 AM
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Help please - Brussels

We are taking the bus (eurolines) into Brussels from Paris. On the ticket, the location says"10 PLACE DE LA CONSITUTION
01060 BRUXELLES MIDI" Where is this located exactly? From there, we have to get to the train station (zone bruxells I assume means any of the stations?) to catch a train to Amsterdam. We have about a 7 hour layover in Brussels. What is the easiest way to get from this address to the main train station? I googled it, but I couldn't find any info We are traveling by eurolines. Thank you!!
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Old Mar 26th, 2014, 08:22 AM
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Brussels-Midi is the main train station. The bus will drop you a block or two away. Search for that address on a Google Map.

However, if you want to hang out in Brussels for a few hours, you'll probably want to hop on a train to Brussels Centrale station - which despite the name isn't actually the main train station, but it's the one near the Grand Place, the huge main square in town where most first-time visitors to Brussels head.

You can probably catch the train on to Amsterdam from Brussels Centrale as well, though the origin on your ticket may be Brussels Midi. I think most of the trains (except high speed trains like Thalys) stop at all three main Brussels train stations. There should be luggage lockers at Brussels Centrale.
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This map is of a hotel that is right about the same address, it should make it clearer.
http://hotelcontinental.be/Location.html
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Old Mar 26th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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The train ticket says ZONE BRUXELLS on it. I assume it means we can take the train from any station? I am super confused about this. We are traveling to Amsterdam and we are taking the slower train, not high speed.
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Yes, don't be confused, Zone Bruxelles means you can catch the train from any station in Brussels to the station which your train leaves from. If you are travelling by Thalys (and it sounds like you aren't) this will involve getting back to Bruxelles-Midi (Brussel-Zuid). I believe if you are travelling by a slow train you might possibly be able to board the train at Bruxelles-Central (Brussel-Central) but you would need to confirm this on the timetables on www.b-europe.com , as I don't know which train you are taking. The path out of Brussels for trains travelling north is Midi - Central - Nord, but not all trains stop at all stations. There are lockers and 24-hr left luggage available at Midi too, in case you decide to leave via this station. It might possibly make sense for you to dump your bags at that station instead of Central depending on the train you are leaving Brussels with. Come back here if you want some guidelines about how to find the stations on b-europe.

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Old Mar 27th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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On b-europe, we booked our train leaving from Brussels midi to amsterdam with the IC. Is it easy to get to brussels midi from where the bus will drop us off which is I believe a block or 2 away. We will have a bunch of suitcases with us and have very limited time. We don't want to be wondering around trying to figure out which station to get to thanks!
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Yes, you will have no problems going on foot to Gare du Midi. Use Google Maps to check the route - you can even use Google Street View to tell you what the walk will be like:

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place...cd7b8c!6m1!1e1

If you are unsure how to do it - go to maps.google.com and enter your address, and that will give you the map view. The Street View link I have given you also has a small shred of the map which you should be able to expand by clicking on it. You want to go down Avenue Fonsny. The first sign you will see of the station is the metro station entrance (with the sign 'M') - just keep going beyond that to where it says on the map "Gare du Bruxelles-Midi' or 'Station Brussel-Zuid' (the first is the local trains, or metro, the second is the long-distance trains). Come back if you have more questions.

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http://www.belgianrail.be/en/station...lles-midi.aspx

https://www.b-europe.com/Travel/Prac...russels%20Midi

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Old Apr 3rd, 2014, 10:11 AM
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Thank you so much!!
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