There are 8 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  •  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

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

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

$25 - $70

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 27 min

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

$76 - $107

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 from Brussels  •  3 h 39 min

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

$95 - $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 - $319

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

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

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main 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 Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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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(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 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 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 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 3 h 42 min and costs 85€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 60€ and takes 7 h 5 min, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 39 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 198.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

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, Köln Hbf, and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main 4 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min. Eurolines DE also services this route twice daily.

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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$90 - $130
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
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
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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
7 h 5 min
Frequency
4 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
$50 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$55
High
$59
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
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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