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

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Train via Cologne  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re5 / ...

48€ - 94€

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Duisburg 153 / ...

9€ - 70€

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof Thalys

65€ - 95€

Train #2  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal Thalys

76€ - 103€

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Duisburg 136.2 miles

24€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Duisburg is to bus which costs 9€ - 70€ and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Duisburg is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruxelles, Nord and arriving at Duisburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels - Midi and arriving at Duisburg Hauptbahnhof. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between Brussels and Duisburg is 181 km. The road distance is 217.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Duisburg without a car is to train via Cologne which takes 2h 32m and costs 45€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 2h 32m to get from Brussels to Duisburg, including transfers.

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Brussels to Duisburg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Brussels to Duisburg train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Duisburg is to train via Cologne which takes 2h 32m and costs 45€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 9€ - 70€ and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Duisburg.
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  • Distance: 112.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 32m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Duisburg via Köln Dom / Hbf in around 2h 32m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Brussels to Duisburg once daily. Tickets cost 50€ - 70€ and the journey takes 4h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express Rail
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
19€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Brussels - Midi to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
65€ - 95€
1st Class
95€ - 130€
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
65€ - 90€
1st Class
90€ - 130€
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Dom / Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Duisburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Ouibus
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).

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 Duisburg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Brussels to Duisburg bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Duisburg station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Duisburg is 218 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Brussels to Duisburg.

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