There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$100 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Cologne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Cologne to Frankfurt Ouibus

$15 - $22

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines DE  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles - North to Frankfurt

$55 - $75

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 328 / ...

$25 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf 247.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly from Brussels  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRU - FRA

$96 - $287

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

$95 - $320

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$134 - $362

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf is to fly which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruxelles - North and arriving at Frankfurt. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Köln Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Frankfurt Hbf is 316 km. The road distance is 396.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 85€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf, including transfers.

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Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf.
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  • Distance: 197.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Frankfurt Hbf, Hesse, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf via Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Brussels to Frankfurt Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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.

Contact Details
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Bruxelles - North to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$56
High
$59
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 Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Cologne to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
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.

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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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