There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Münster by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...

$92 - $150

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Bus, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dortmund Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf Ic / ...

$18 - $46

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Train via Köln, Dom / Hbf  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Münster Re7 / ...

$59 - $123

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi to Münster N71

$18 - $30

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Münster 198.1 miles

$40 - $60

Fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Muenster (FMO) BRU - FMO

$146 - $558

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi and arriving at Münster. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Münster. However, there are services departing from Brussels - Midi and arriving at Münster(Westf)Hbf via Essen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Münster is 259 km. The road distance is 317 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Münster without a car is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Brussels to Münster, including transfers.

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Brussels to Münster bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels, Brussels Gare du Midi station.

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Brussels to Münster train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussels - Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Münster is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Muenster Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Münster.
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  • Distance: 161.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Münster via Essen Hbf in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Münster once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Muenster via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$80 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 Essen Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Münster, Münster
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Münster
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Münster Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
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 Gare du Midi to Münster
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus

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Brussels to Münster train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Münster(Westf)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Münster is 317 km. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Brussels to Münster.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Brussels Airport to Muenster Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Münster train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Brussels to Münster bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 157+ hotels available in Münster. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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