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There are 6 ways to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels by train, tram, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Train

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

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Bonn to Ixelles

4 alternative options

Line 16 tram, train

  1. Take the line 16 tram from Bonn Hbf to Köln Breslauer Platz/Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 to Brussels South

Night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Bonn Hbf to Brussels

Bonn Hbf to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Bonn Hbf and Brussels is around 3h 8m and covers a distance of around 247 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, National Express, TRANS REGIO Deutsche Regionalbahn GmbH and others, the Bonn Hbf to Brussels train service departs from Bonn Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 47 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

47 Weekly Trains
3h 8m Average Duration
€43 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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 recommended.

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, returning to Germany from Belgium is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels is to rideshare which costs €13 and takes 2h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bonn Hbf to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Bonn Hbf and arriving at Brussels South via Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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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 35m.

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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 3h 8m and costs €40 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels, including transfers.

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Bonn Hbf to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 station.

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

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The best way to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs €40 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €17 and takes 5h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Bonn Hbf to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 193.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 8m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord every 4 hours. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 to Brussels South 4 times a week. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

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 Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Köln Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Terminal 2 to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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
Other operators
Blablacar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bonn to Ixelles
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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Bonn Hbf to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels South station.

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Bonn Hbf to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, 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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bonn Hbf and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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