Get into Brunssum by Bus
Caution: Dutch students have free access to public transport and make good use of it. Especially in the morning between 7-9 (Brunssum to Heerlen/Sittard) and between 14-17hr (Sittard/Heerlen to Brunssum)busses can be packed. But it takes only 20 to 30 minutes to get to Brunssum, so don't worry.
Buying Tickets: You can buy tickets in the bus, supermarkets, post offices and some kiosks at the train station sell "strippenkaarten" they cost €6.20 and give you 15 zones. You can take about 3 return trips with 1 card. This is the cheapest option, a one-way taxi will cost you much more than 1 complete strippenkaart.
Brunssum doesn't have a real busstation: The central stop is at the foot of a small hill, you will notice when you reach the small center, all busses stop here, otherwhise ask the driver to inform you when you reach the center. In the south there is the Emma Busstation, popular with the locals for commuting to Sittard and Heerlen. It won't have much use unless you need to change busses.
Busses from Heerlen:
Heerlen is the main busstation in South Limburg. There is a "Hermes" information center, look for the hermes sign on the officebuilding.
Line 37 direction Sittard (2x hour X:20/X:50) is your best option.
Line 1 direction Brunssum (2x hour X:21/X:51) takes you there but takes a lot of time. If you want to see all of Hoensbroek and Brunssum, this bus shows you all!
Line 8 (1x hour X:01) direction Schinveld is also a good option.
Busses from Sittard:
To the right of the station building you will find a bus station.
Line 37 (direction Brunssum/Herzogenrath) leaves for Brunssum every half hour (X:28/X:58) is your best option.
Line 69 takes you there as well (1x hour)
Line 33 (direction Heerlen/Gulpen) leaves also evey half hour (X:25/X:55) but stops at the south of Brunssum at the border with Heerlen. Get out at busstop EMMA (a small busstation, ask the driver if you are not sure).
Change to line 1 direction Brunssum (2x hour departs around 0:30/0:00) Or Line 69 direction Brunssum (1x hour ).
Of all places in the Netherlands without a train station, Brunssum is one of the biggest.
I show you directions to the trainstation you can take, follow my busdirections to get by bus in Brunssum.
Comming from Amsterdam/Rotterdam/Eindhoven (basically everything North of Brunssum):
Take the train to Sittard. The intercity Heerlen-Haarlem and Maastricht-Haarlem both call at Sittard, Roermond, Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Utrecht and Amsterdam). Both trains go every hour untill about 22:00, providing a half hourly connection. Sittard is the connection point for Southern Limburg if you arrive from the north. From here you can continue to Maastricht and Heerlen.
Take the train to Roermond and change to the Stoptrain (2x hour) or Intercity (2x hour) towards Sittard. From sittard you will have to take the bus.
1 train heads for Maastricht Every hour, head either 2 Heerlen (3 stoptrains/hour, scenic route!!) or Sittard (1x intercity/hour 2x stoptrains/hour). Take the bus from either Heerlen or Sittard. Both destinations take about 20 minutes to reach.
Take the Euregiobahn (S-Bahn) to Heerlen. It leaves every hour to Heerlen and takes about 30 minutes to get there. Take the Bus in Heerlen.
Going to Brunssum could be tricky
Since there is no railway station in , traveling to Brunssum can be tricky. You can however go by bus. From Brunssum you can go to the nearby town of Hoensbroek and change busses to either Heerlen, Sittard, Geleen or Maastricht. These places do have a railway station. But probably the best way to travel around in Brunssum is by car.
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