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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Germany by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 37m

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

€57 - €194

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, train  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
  2. Take the train from Duisburg central train station to Berlin central station Flx30

€35 - €48

6 alternative options

Fly to Hamburg  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM

€47 - €183

Fly to Munich  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Munich (MUC) BRU - MUC

€75 - €229

Train  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€72 - €202

Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Leipzig central train station 1304
  2. Take the bus from Leipzig central train station to Berlin Alexanderplatz 065 / ...

€46 - €55

Rideshare  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Berlin 771 km

€40

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Berlin 774.2 km

€80 - €130

Belgium → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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No, entry into Germany from Belgium is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Germany is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Germany is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Germany is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The most affordable way to get from Brussels to Germany is to rideshare, which costs €40 and takes 8h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Germany is to fly which costs €55 - €200 and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Germany. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Berlin Alexanderplatz via Leipzig central train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Germany. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Koeln Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between Brussels and Germany is 426 km. The road distance is 774.2 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Germany without a car is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs €70 - €210.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Brussels to Germany, including transfers.

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Brussels to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Germany 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 Germany is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs €55 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €70 - €210 and takes 6h 46m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 14h.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Germany.
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  • Distance: 426.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Germany?

Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines fly from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Berlin via Koeln Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 6h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Brussels to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Brussels to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €240
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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg central train station to Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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-North train station to Leipzig central train station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leipzig central train station to Berlin Alexanderplatz
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Berlin
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40
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 Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin Alexanderplatz station.

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Brussels to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Germany is 774 km. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Brussels to Germany.

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Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Germany train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Brussels to Germany bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Germany. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Germany. 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 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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