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

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 1 min

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

$77 - $113

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

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

$10 - $60

3 alternative options

Train Thalys  •  3 h 16 min

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

$90 - $130

Train Bahn DE  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Eupen Ic
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$57 - $105

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Dortmund 168.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Dortmund is to bus which costs 8€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 55 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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels - Midi and arriving at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Brussels to Dortmund, including transfers.

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

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Brussels to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Dortmund is to train which takes 3 h 1 min and costs 65€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 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 1 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 1 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Dortmund 4 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Aachen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Aachen Central Station to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Eupen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
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 Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
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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Brussels to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dortmund station.

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Brussels to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Dortmund is 270 km. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Brussels to Dortmund.

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