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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf 10 / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice / ...

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Fly to Brussels  •  4h 29m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Brussels (BRU) BER - BRU

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Bus  •  13h 45m

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

Bus, train  •  17h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Antwerp N1325
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

Rideshare  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Brussels 767.5 km

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station 766.2 km

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Brussels Central Station is around 7h 48m and covers a distance of around 769 km. This includes an average layover time of around 59 min. The fastest train normally takes 6h 56m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station train service departs from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.. Typically 57 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 48m
Layover time:
59 min
Total time:
7h 48m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 56m
Train distance:
769 km
Trains per week:
57
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:20
Last train departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station train schedules

Germany → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels Central Station is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels Central Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels Central Station is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station is to rideshare which costs €39 and takes 9h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station is to fly which costs €35 - €210 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station. However, there are services departing from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Brussels Central Station is 648 km. The road distance is 766.2 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station without a car is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs €70 - €270.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs €70 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €160 and takes 13h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €210 and takes 4h 29m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station.
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  • Distance: 648.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Brussels Central Station, Belgium?

You can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Central Station via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 56m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin central bus station to Brussels-North train station once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €45 and the journey takes 12h 15m. FlixBus-de also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €1000
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Brussels
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€39
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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