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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof 55 / ...
  3. Take the train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof Re

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Train via Aachen  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Aachen, Hbf to Hagen Hbf Re4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof Re

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Train #2  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Essen Hbf Thalys
  2. Take the train from Essen Hauptbahnhof to Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof Re16 / ...

Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Elspe 317.2 km

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hagen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof

Fly from Brussels, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BRU - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hagen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof

Brussels to Elspe by train and bus

The journey time between Brussels and Elspe is around 4h 3m and covers a distance of around 356 km. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, National Express, ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH and others, the Brussels to Elspe service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in Elspe Siedlung. Typically 87 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

87 Weekly Services
4h 3m Average Duration
€71 Cheapest Price
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Belgium → Germany
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Elspe is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Elspe is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Elspe is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

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Last updated: 22 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Elspe is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Elspe is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 4m.

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The distance between Brussels and Elspe is 261 km. The road distance is 317.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Elspe without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €70 - €110.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Brussels to Elspe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Elspe is 317 km. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Brussels to Elspe.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Elspe. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €8 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Elspe.
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  • Distance: 260.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Elspe via Köln Hbf, Hagen Hauptbahnhof, Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof, and Grevenbrück ZOB in around 4h 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €950
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €650
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Tunis
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€290 - €440
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Brussels to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €1000
Train operators
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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Aachen, Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Essen Hauptbahnhof to Grevenbrück(Westf) Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
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
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hagen Hauptbahnhof to Lennestadt-Grevenbrück Bf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Essen Hbf to Lennestadt-Grevenbrück Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hagen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Hagen Hbf to Lennestadt-Grevenbrueck
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Essen Hbf to Lennestadt-Grevenbrueck
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€14 - €20
1st Class
€21 - €35
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hagen Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Eurobahn

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