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There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Berlin by train, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 37m

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

71€ - 199€

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Fly Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 24m

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

28€ - 208€

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Train via Dortmund  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Dortmund Hbf Thalys
  2. Take the train from Dortmund central station to Berlin central station Flx30

106€ - 193€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12h 13m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
  2. Take the bus from Duisburg central train station to Berlin central bus station N1320 / ...

33€ - 45€

Rideshare  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Berlin 771 km

40€

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Berlin Hbf 770.9 km

80€ - 120€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 54m

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

84€ - 285€

Fly Brussels to Berlin Tegel  •  14h 54m

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

73€ - 355€

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  3. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUS - BER

97€ - 373€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) AMS - BER

103€ - 307€

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) LUX - BER

84€ - 229€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Berlin is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 12h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Berlin is to fly which costs 27€ - 210€ and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Berlin station. However, there are services departing from Brussels and arriving at Berlin central bus station via Duisburg central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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The distance between Brussels and Berlin is 651 km. The road distance is 770.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs 70€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 6h 37m to get from Brussels to Berlin, including transfers.

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Brussels to Berlin bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Brussels station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Berlin is to train which takes 6h 37m and costs 70€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 27€ - 210€ and takes 4h 24m.

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  • Distance: 651.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 37m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Berlin Hbf via Koeln Hbf in around 6h 37m. Alternatively, Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines fly from Brussels to Berlin 3 times a day.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Munich
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 350€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 390€
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 850€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
17€ - 80€
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
13€ - 120€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Tegel via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
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
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 Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Dortmund central station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Website
Thalys
Standard
80€ - 120€
Comfort
95€ - 130€
Premium
120€ - 170€
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 Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO 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 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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
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 Duisburg central train station to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Berlin
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Brussels to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Berlin is 771 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Brussels to Berlin.

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Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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