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

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

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Train via Münster

  1. Take the train from Emden Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station

7 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Emden Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Weener to Groningen
  2. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Drive

  1. Drive from Emden to Brussels

Train to Bremen, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Emden Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Brussels (BRU)

Train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

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

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof to Salzbergen
  2. Take the train from Hengelo to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU)

Train, train to Hamburg, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Emden Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU)

Emden to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Emden and Brussels is around 7h 20m and covers a distance of around 557 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 29m. The fastest train normally takes 6h 34m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, WestfalenBahn, WestfalenBahn GmbH and others, the Emden to Brussels train service departs from Emden Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 34 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 51m
Layover time:
1h 29m
Total time:
7h 20m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 34m
Train distance:
557 km
Trains per week:
34
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:52
Last train departs at:
20:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Emden to Brussels train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Emden to Brussels is to bus which costs €28 - €80 and takes 8h.

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The fastest way to get from Emden to Brussels is to drive. Taking this option will cost €50 - €80 and takes 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Emden to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Emden Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Muenster(Westf)Hbf and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 18m.

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The distance between Emden and Brussels is 341 km. The road distance is 482.3 km.

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The best way to get from Emden to Brussels without a car is to train via Münster which takes 6h 18m and costs €85 - €210.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Emden to Brussels, including transfers.

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Emden to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Emden Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Emden to Brussels is to train via Münster which takes 6h 18m and costs €85 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €80 and takes 8h.

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

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Emden to Brussels train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr AG, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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Map of how to get from Emden to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 341.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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

You can take a train from Emden to Brussels via Muenster(Westf)Hbf and Köln Hbf in around 6h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Emden to Brussels via Leer(Ostfriesl), Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB, and Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 8h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bremen to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Bremen to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Bremen to Brussels via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Train operators
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 Emden Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Emden Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Emden Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn
Website
delfi.de
Train from Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof to Münster Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof to Salzbergen
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Emden Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Train from Emden Hbf to Salzbergen
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof to Münster Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Emden Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Emden Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Münster to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€110 - €150
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Weener to Groningen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
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 Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Hengelo to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Emden Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Bahn DE
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
metronom
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Leer(Ostfriesl) ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Leer to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leer ZOB to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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