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There are 7 ways to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

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Bus via Brussels

  1. Take the Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Brussels

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cologne South to Brussels-North train station

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Bonn Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Bonn to Ixelles

Drive

  1. Drive from Bonn Hbf to Brussels

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU)

Bonn Hbf to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Bonn Hbf and Brussels is around 2h 22m and covers a distance of around 247 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 18m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, National Express and others, the Bonn Hbf to Brussels train service departs from Bonn Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 50 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:
2h 8m
Layover time:
14 min
Total time:
2h 22m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 18m
Train distance:
247 km
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:45
Last train departs at:
21:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bonn Hbf to Brussels 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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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Mandatory

Mandatory

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 is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels 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.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels is to Bus via Brussels which costs €9 - €14 and takes 6h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels is to drive which costs €25 - €40 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bonn Hbf to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Cologne South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 2m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord. This train operates Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Bonn Hbf and Brussels is 194 km. The road distance is 231.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs €40 - €110.

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It takes approximately 2h 54m to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels, including transfers.

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Bonn Hbf to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne South station.

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Bonn Hbf to Brussels train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs €40 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €16 and takes 5h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 193.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 54m

What companies run services between Bonn Hbf, Germany and Brussels, Belgium?

DB Fernverkehr AG operates a train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord every 4 hours, and the journey takes 1h 43m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne South to Brussels-North train station 6 times a week. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 35m. FlixBus-de also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Train operators
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Siegburg Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €23
1st Class
€27 - €40
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 Cologne South to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
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.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bonn to Ixelles
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Bonn Hbf to Brussels train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bonn Hbf to Brussels is 231 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Bonn Hbf to Brussels.

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