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There are 11 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.

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Train  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt ICE International / ...

$88 - $128

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Bus via Cologne, Cologne South, Airport  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport N815 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 068 / ...

$18 - $38

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  3h 30m

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

$94 - $144

Train, bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt am Main

$75 - $104

Bus  •  5h 35m

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

$22 - $70

Rideshare  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Frankfurt 248.9 miles

$28

Drive, train  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...

$73 - $116

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main 249.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly from Brussels  •  3h 36m

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

$81 - $287

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$156 - $363

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Frankfurt (FRA) LUX - FRA

$94 - $319

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 16€ - 35€ and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 75€ - 120€ and takes 3h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Brusel Nord and arriving at Frankfurt via Koln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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The distance between Brussels and Frankfurt am Main is 317 km. The road distance is 398.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs 75€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Brussels to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Brusel Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3h 19m and costs 75€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 60€ and takes 5h 35m, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 3h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 198.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Koln Hbf in around 3h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main 5 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 5h 35m. Eurolines DE also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
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
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Brussels - Midi to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $140
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Frankfurt am Main
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
deinbus.de
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Cologne, Cologne South, Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Brussels North to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
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 Cologne
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Brussels to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Brussels to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is 399 km. It takes approximately 3h 42m to drive from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Frankfurt am Main train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Brussels to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 678+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Frankfurt am Main. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs 4€ - 18€.

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