There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Cologne Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 068 / ...

$19 - $29

5 alternative options

Train via Liege-Guillemins  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Liege-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Liège-Guillemins to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$67 - $97

Bus  •  7 h 35 min

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

$25 - $70

Rideshare  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Frankfurt 248.9 miles

$29

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main 249.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  3 h 34 min

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

$88 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 16€ - 26€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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The distance between Brussels and Frankfurt am Main is 317 km. The road distance is 399 km.

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The train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 2 h 57 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 57 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main via Cologne and Cologne, Cologne South, Airport in around 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Train from Liège-Guillemins to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Cologne
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$29 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$30
High
$41
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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