There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Kiel by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Ice / ...

87€ - 239€

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Fly Brussels to Hamburg, train  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM
  2. Take the train from Neumuenster to Kiel Hbf

16€ - 158€

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Train, bus  •  10h 51m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Antwerpen to Hamburg 155
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf Ice / ...

38€ - 114€

Bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Münster N71
  2. Take the bus from Münster to Kiel 098 / ...

37€ - 45€

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Kiel 678.1 km

80€ - 120€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg  •  6h 20m

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

105€ - 302€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bremen, train  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

82€ - 536€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hamburg  •  6h 34m

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

65€ - 348€

Fly Brussels to Hannover, train  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hannover (HAJ) BRU - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf

77€ - 398€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Kiel is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Kiel is to fly and train which costs 16€ - 160€ and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Kiel via Münster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Kiel. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Kiel Hbf via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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The distance between Brussels and Kiel is 549 km. The road distance is 678.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Kiel without a car is to train which takes 6h 50m and costs 85€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Brussels to Kiel, including transfers.

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

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Brussels to Kiel 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 Kiel is to train which takes 6h 50m and costs 85€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11h 3m.

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  • Distance: 549 km
  • Duration: 6h 50m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Kiel, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Kiel via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 6h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Kiel via Münster in around 11h 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 460€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Brussels to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
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 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Neumuenster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Neumuenster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Neumuenster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Neumuenster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Neumünster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
HVV
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Train from Neumuenster to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
1st Class
9€ - 14€
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
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
23€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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 Münster
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Münster to Kiel
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Brussels to Kiel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kiel station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Kiel is 678 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Brussels to Kiel.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 868+ hotels available in Kiel. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 7€ - 18€.

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