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There are 5 ways to get from Belgium to Germany by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice

$148 - $235

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 081

$45 - $85

3 alternative options

Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Deventer
  3. Take the train from Deventer to Berlin Hbf

$94 - $176

Rideshare  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Berlin 477.4 miles

$46

Drive  •  7h 6m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Berlin 478.1 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Belgium to Germany is to rideshare which costs 40€ and takes 8h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Belgium to Germany is to drive which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belgium to Germany. However, there are services departing from Grand-Place and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 52m.

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The distance between Belgium and Germany is 407 km. The road distance is 765 km.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Germany without a car is to train which takes 8h 3m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 8h 3m to get from Belgium to Germany, including transfers.

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Belgium to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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The best way to get from Belgium to Germany is to train which takes 8h 3m and costs 120€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 13h 52m.

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Belgium to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belgium to Germany is 765 km. It takes approximately 7h 6m to drive from Belgium to Germany.

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Map of how to get from Belgium to Germany.
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  • Distance: 254.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 3m

What companies run services between Belgium and Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Berlin via Gare Du Nord, Brusel Nord, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 8h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Berlin once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 11h 45m.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Centraal to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Deventer
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Deventer to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Berlin
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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