There are 6 ways to get from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf by train, bus, 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 Thalys  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf

$79 - $115

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Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Düsseldorf Ouibus

$14 - $20

4 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice

$52 - $112

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 24 min

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

$15 - $67

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf 127 miles

$26 - $40

Train, fly  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ANR - CGN
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf

$65 - $438

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs 11€ - 18€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central and arriving at Düsseldorf via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Brussels Central Station and Düsseldorf is 174 km. The road distance is 203.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussels - Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs 65€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Antwerp Airport to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Düsseldorf station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf.
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  • Distance: 108.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf 4 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels Central Station to Düsseldorf twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $370
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Düsseldorf - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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