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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Brussels by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels  •  4h 15m

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

€29 - €157

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Fly Berlin Tegel to Brussels  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Brussels (BRU) TXL - BRU

€92 - €306

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 46m

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

€91 - €364

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

€97 - €361

Train  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

€68 - €192

Train, bus and ferry  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station Flx30
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Brussels

€33 - €41

Bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Halle 052 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Halle to Brussels-North train station 1304

€41 - €53

Rideshare  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Brussels 767.5 km

€39

Drive  •  6h 52m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Brussels 768.1 km

€80 - €120

Berlin to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Brussels is around 7h 2m and covers a distance of around 765 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 34m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and Flixtrain, the Berlin to Brussels train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 46 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 2m
Fastest train time:
6h 34m
Trains per week:
46
Cheapest price:
€135
Carbon emissions:
40 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:41
Last train departs at:
14:46

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Brussels train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Brussels is to train and bus and ferry which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Brussels is to fly which costs €28 - €160 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Halle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 9m.

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The distance between Berlin and Brussels is 651 km. The road distance is 768.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 7h 9m and costs €65 - €200.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Berlin to Brussels, including transfers.

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Berlin to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs €28 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €65 - €200 and takes 7h 9m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 651.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

Brussels Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Berlin to Brussels every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Brussels via Koeln Hbf in around 7h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Munich, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €130
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Brussels via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Train operators
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 Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €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
6h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Halle to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Berlin to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Berlin to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Brussels is 768 km. It takes approximately 6h 52m to drive from Berlin to Brussels.

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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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