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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus and ferry, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

70€ - 100€

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Bus and ferry  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main

15€ - 21€

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Night train  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Sued Nj

36€ - 60€

Drive  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 400.5 km

40€ - 65€

Fly from Brussels  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

66€ - 305€

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

99€ - 366€

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

157€ - 507€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA

118€ - 363€

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No, entry into Germany from Belgium is currently restricted.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus and ferry which costs 15€ - 21€ and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 3h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels and arriving at Frankfurt am Main. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 8m.

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The distance between Brussels-South Station and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 317 km. The road distance is 400.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs 70€ - 100€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 8m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Brussels station.

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Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs 70€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 65€ - 310€ and takes 3h 46m.

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  • Distance: 316.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between Brussels-South Station, Belgium and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 70€ - 100€ and the journey takes 3h 8m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main twice a week. Tickets cost 15€ - 21€ and the journey takes 7h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 490€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Sued
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Nightjet
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 29€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 29€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 55€
Comfort
50€ - 70€
Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Frankfurt am Main station.

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Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 400 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Brussels-South Station to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 1083+ hotels available in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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