There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Bochum by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Essen Hbf Tha

$99 - $132

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h

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

$17 - $29

4 alternative options

Train via Köln Hbf  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf Tha / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bochum Hbf Ice / ...

$60 - $128

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$26 - $78

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 43 min

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

$27 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bochum 156.7 miles

$30 - $50

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Bochum every 4 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Bochum 3 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Essen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bochum
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels and Bochum is 212 km. The road distance is 251 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bochum is to bus which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 6 h.

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

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bochum. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Bochum Hbf via Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Bochum. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Brussels to Bochum, including transfers.