How to reach Genk by plane
The closest international airport
is Brussels Airport (visit website)
in the center of Belgium.
From Brussels Airport, Genk can easily be reached by public transport. The train takes you to the center of Genk, on walking distance from the accomodations. Go to the Brussels Airport train station. The station is located below the terminal, level -1. On platform 3, take the train to "Hasselt" (Departures every hour, Hasselt is the final stop of this train). In Hasselt you'll arrive on platform 6. Go to Platform 7 and take the train to "Genk". (Departures every hour, Genk is the final stop of this train).
The train station "Hasselt" is currently being renovated. During the works, the station stays open and is fully accessible. However the works can cause inconveniences. If you want to avoid these construction works, you can take the train to "Ostend" at Brussels Airport, platform 1. Leave this train at Brussels South (Bruxelles Midi) This is the third stop. From here there is a direct train to Genk every hour (Genk is the final stop of this train).
As platform numbers and departure times can change, please visit the national rail website for the latest travel information.
The closest regional airports are Liège Airport
and Maastricht Aachen Airport (The Netherlands)
: Take the airport shuttle to the train station Liège-Guillemins
(5 Euro). From Liège-Guillemins, take the train direction "Hasselt" (this is the final stop of this train). Unfortunately, this is a local train which stops in every station on its way. In Hasselt, take the train direction "Genk" (this is the final stop of this train).
Visit the airport's website for more information.
(Only available in Dutch and French.)
Maastricht Aachen Airport
): Take the shuttle from the airport to Maastricht Train Station
. From this station, you can take bus 45, direction Genk/Hasselt from Belgian public transport company "De Lijn"
. This bus takes you to the center of Genk.
From Maastricht train station, it's also possible to take the train to Hasselt. In Hasselt, you can transfer to the train direction "Genk".
The biggest regional airport of Belgium is Brussels South Charleroi Airport (website)
. From Brussels South Charleroi Airport, take the shuttle bus to "Brussels South" station (departs every 30 minutes). From "Brussels South" train station, take the train direction "Genk" (this is the final stop of this train).
Of course, at all airports you can also rent a car and drive to Genk.