THE CITY OF MONS
Mons is located in the heart of Europe, less than one hour away from Brussels and Lille, by car or by train, less than two hours from Paris, less than three hours from London, Amsterdam or the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The city abounds in cultural and heritage sites.
In 2015, Mons is European capital of culture: http://www.mons2015.eu/en and, more generally, you may discover all its riches described on http://www.visitmons.co.uk/ and http://issuu.com/maisontourismedelaregiondemons/docs/basse-def-guide_visitmons-en-2015_c/1
GETTING TO MONS
- The international Brussels Airport (Zaventem) is 70 km away from Mons. A train links Brussels Airport to Mons railway station.
- Brussels South Charleroi Airport is 40 km away from Mons. Trains link Charleroi to Mons railway station.
Mons railway station is accessible from most Belgian and European cities.
In Belgium: railway network – www.sncb.be.
From abroad: direct Paris-Mons train with Thalys High Speed Train. The Thalys “toute gare belge” (any Belgian station) lets you get to Mons from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Aachen, Köln and Düsseldorf : www.thalys.com.
City centre is 10 minutes on foot from Mons station.
Buses link the city centre and the railway station. Consult bus timetables on www.infotec.be
The city of Mons is easily accessible by motorways from Lille, Paris, Brussels and Liège (via E19 – E42 ), exit 24.