There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 57m

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

70€ - 100€

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N1310 / ...

22€ - 60€

7 alternative options

Train via Liège  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

65€ - 94€

Rideshare  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Frankfurt 398.2 km

25€

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main 398.6 km

45€ - 70€

Fly from Brussels  •  3h 44m

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

80€ - 273€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

141€ - 407€

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  5h 37m

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

76€ - 331€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Frankfurt (FRA) AMS - FRA

119€ - 343€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to train which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 2h 57m.

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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 twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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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 every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 57m.

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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 2h 57m and costs 70€ - 100€.

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

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Brussels to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 2h 57m and costs 70€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 60€ and takes 6h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 3h 44m.

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  • Distance: 317.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 57m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost 70€ - 100€ and the journey takes 2h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 22€ - 27€ and the journey takes 6h 5m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
28€ - 40€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
85€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 150€
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€
Bus operators
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).

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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
6h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
Eurolines DE
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
25€
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 Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Frankfurt am Main is 399 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m 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 Omio.

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Book your Brussels to Frankfurt am Main bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 793+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at 87€ 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 20 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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