Bus from Brussels
You can pick up the W Bus operated by TEC and take the 11 mile trip South to Waterloo. I picked up the all day ticket so I could get on and off the bus, as your first stop should be the tourist information office in Waterloo (very helpful folks), where you can buy your ticket for the Wellington Museum across the street, and Butte, panorama, wax museum in one stop. I noted that some of the websites say the bus schedule is twice an hour, but unfortunately, not every hour. Second stop is the Butte and if you are still into 200 year old history you can take the bus another 5 km South for Napoleon's HQ. The downside with the bus is that it stops quite often as it is a regular city bus. There is also another bus, the 365 that runs the same route, but not as frequently and you can piggy back on the same ticket. The alternative is to take the train, but the station is a half mile walk to town, and then you need to bus to the Butte de Lion anyway.
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How to get to Waterloo
We reached Waterloo from Wavre which is situated about 10 km from it. It took us 10 min by car.
You can get to Waterloo from Brussels by car or coach: Waterloo is situated approximately 15 km south of Brussels and the Battlefield stretches along the N5.
You can reach Waterloo via the N5 or you can follow the bypass (the Ring) around Brussels.
Waterloo is on the eastern part of the Ring.
To reach the centre of Waterloo (Wellington Museum and Tourist Office), take Exit 28 if arriving from the north, or Exit 27 if arriving from the south. To arrive directly at the Battlefield, take Exit 25.
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