InterCity (IC) and EuroCity (EC) trains
A number of different InterCity trains depart Belgium every day to major cities around Europe. These regional trains can be caught in Brussels and other Belgian towns and cities, and are an essential part of the train network that Belgium shares with close neighbours France, Holland, Luxembourg and Germany.
InterCity (IC) and regional (IR) trains - Go Beyond Belgium
Continental European countries are conveniently close together, so you can use local and regional trains to go "country hopping". For example, many of SNCB's (Belgian Railways) routes continue beyond Belgium's borders. Intercity trains travel every hour between Lille and neighbouring Belgian cities (like Tournai and Kortrijk, where you can change for Ypres).A number of trains on the Brussels-Arlon and Liége-Gouvy routes continue all the way to Luxembourg.
EuroCity Trains "Vauban" and "Iris" to Luxembourg
This EuroCity train service is the best way to get from Brussels to Luxembourg.
Two daily Eurocity trains depart from Brussels to Switzerland via Namur, Luxembourg and the East of France:
- EC 91/90 Vauban and EC 97/96 Iris, both to Zürich
Advance booking is recommended on EuroCity trains, in which case an extra cost may be incurred. Seats can be booked in advance for €4.00 per person per section of the trip (seat reservation is optional). All trains have both first and second class.