There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Düsseldorf by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf Thalys

70€ - 140€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

12€ - 25€

2 alternative options

Train via Aachen  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to D-Bilk S Re4 / ...

47€ - 66€

Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Düsseldorf 204.4 km

24€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Düsseldorf is to bus which costs 12€ - 25€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Düsseldorf is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 1h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Düsseldorf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Duesseldorf Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Brussels and Düsseldorf is 175 km. The road distance is 204.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Düsseldorf without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 70€ - 140€.

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The train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf takes 2h 16m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Brussels to Düsseldorf bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Düsseldorf is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs 70€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 25€ and takes 2h 45m.

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  • Distance: 174.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 16m

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost 70€ - 140€ and the journey takes 2h 16m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Düsseldorf 5 times a day. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Eurolines FR also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 140€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
80€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 140€
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 Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Aachen Hbf to D-Bilk S
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR

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

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Brussels to Düsseldorf train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Düsseldorf is 204 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Brussels to Düsseldorf.

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