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There are 5 ways to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice

$61 - $109

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Brussels Airport 328

$13 - $23

3 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

$28 - $33

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) 136.2 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU

$102 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to bus which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport and arriving at Brussels Airport. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU). However, there are services departing from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf and arriving at Brussels Airport-Zaventem via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) and Brussels Airport (BRU) is 185 km. The road distance is 217.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 50€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU), including transfers.

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Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport station.

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Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs 50€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 4 h.

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Map of how to get from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU).
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN), Germany and Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) 4 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.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 Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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 Cologne to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels Airport station.

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Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Brusel Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) is 218 km. It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to drive from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU).

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport (CGN) to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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