There are 5 ways to get from Brussels to Bochum by train, bus or car

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Train Thalys  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf

$97 - $130

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bochum N179 / ...

$17 - $29

3 alternative options

Train via Köln Hauptbahnhof  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bochum Hbf Ice / ...

$76 - $109

Train Bahn DE  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station Ice
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bochum Hbf Re1 / ...

$71 - $111

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bochum 156.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bochum is to bus which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bochum is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Bochum. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bochum. However, there are services departing from Brussels - Midi and arriving at Bochum Hbf via Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Bochum is 212 km. The road distance is 250.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bochum without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 80€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Brussels to Bochum, including transfers.

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Brussels to Bochum bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Bochum train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussels - Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bochum is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 80€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bochum.
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  • Distance: 132.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Bochum 4 times a day. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Bochum once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 Bochum Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bochum Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bochum Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Bochum
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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