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There are 6 ways to get from Dortmund to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Thalys  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi

$90 - $130

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Brussels 166.8 miles

$9 - $21

4 alternative options

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice

$75 - $125

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station 081 / ...

$10 - $60

Train Bahn DE  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Aachen Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Eupen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic

$57 - $102

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Brussels 167.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Brussels is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 19€ and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Brussels is to drive which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Brussels - Midi. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Brussels is 229 km. The road distance is 267.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs 80€ - 110€.

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The train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi takes 3 h 21 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Dortmund to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund station.

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Dortmund to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Brussels is to train which takes 3 h 21 min and costs 80€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 8€ - 55€ and takes 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 143.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

Thalys operates a train from Dortmund to Brussels 3 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 21 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $75
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Aachen Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Dortmund Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Eupen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$23 - $35
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 Dortmund to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Dortmund to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
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 Dortmund to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Dortmund to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Dortmund to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussels - Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Brussels is 268 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Dortmund to Brussels.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dortmund and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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