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

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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 6 min

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

$77 - $112

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Bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$10 - $26

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Train Thalys  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

$90 - $120

Train Bahn DE  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen Ic
  2. Take the train from Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf to Dortmund Hbf Re1

$50 - $66

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Dortmund 168.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf

$130 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Dortmund is to bus which costs 8€ - 23€ and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Dortmund is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Dortmund is 229 km. The road distance is 270 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Brussels to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels - Midi and arriving at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 143.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Dortmund via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Köln Hbf in around 3 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Dortmund 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
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 Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Eupen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen, Rothe Erde Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus

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