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There are 11 ways to get from Ferrara to Brussels by train, plane, bus, car, car train or night train

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Train to Bologna, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Brussels (BRU)

Cheapest option

Train to Venice Treviso, fly to Charleroi, bus

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Charleroi (CRL)
  3. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West

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Train to Venice, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Brussels (BRU)

Train to Bologna, fly to Charleroi, bus

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Charleroi (CRL)
  3. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West

Train to Florence, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Brussels (BRU)

Train

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Paris Gare De Lyon
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ferrara to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Brussels-North train station

Drive, car train

  1. Drive from Ferrara to Verona
  2. Take the car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussels

Bus via Karlsruhe

  1. Take the bus from Ferrara Train Station to Verona Viale Girolamo Cardinale
  2. Take the bus from Verona to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd
  3. Take the bus from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd to Brussels-North train station

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Ferrara to Padova
  2. Take the train from Padova to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the night train from Verona to Köln Messe/Deutz
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Drive

  1. Drive from Ferrara to Brussels

Ferrara to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Ferrara and Brussels is around 12h 3m and covers a distance of around 1444 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 14m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia, ItaloTreno and others, the Ferrara to Brussels train service departs from Ferrara and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Trains
12h 3m Average Duration
€152 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Ferrara to Brussels is to bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 19h.

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The quickest way to get from Ferrara to Brussels is to train and fly which costs €70 - €260 and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ferrara to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Ferrara and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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No, there is no direct train from Ferrara to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Ferrara and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Bologna Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 3m.

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The distance between Ferrara and Brussels is 860 km. The road distance is 1135 km.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 12h 3m and costs €150 - €370.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Ferrara to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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Ferrara to Brussels train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Ferrara station.

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The best way to get from Ferrara to Brussels is to train which takes 12h 3m and costs €150 - €370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 19h.

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Map of how to get from Ferrara to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 860.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Ferrara, Italy and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Ferrara to Brussels via Bologna Centrale, Bologna Centrale Station, Milano Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 12h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ferrara to Brussels via Milan in around 19h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Bologna to Charleroi via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Venice Treviso to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Florence to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Flights from Venice to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Florence to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €400
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €440
Flights from Florence to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €500
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Flights from Florence to Brussels via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €11
Base Standard
€20 - €28
Base Premium
€26 - €40
Train from Ferrara to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Ferrara to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Ferrara to Padova
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Padova to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €13
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€5 - €7
Base Standard
€8 - €11
Base Premium
€9 - €13
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €8
Train from Ferrara to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Milano Centrale to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
Train from Ferrara to Padova
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Padova to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€12 - €18
Smart Low Cost
€10 - €15
Smart Flex
€22 - €35
Train from Ferrara to Mestre
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €18
Smart Flex
€27 - €40
Train from Ferrara to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Ferrara to Padova
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €20
Smart Low Cost
€11 - €16
Smart Flex
€25 - €35
Train from Padua to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €9
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€3 - €5
Smart Low Cost
€3 - €5
Smart Flex
€6 - €9
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ferrara to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
Train from Ferrara to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Ferrara to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Ferrara to Padova
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Night train from Verona to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Padova to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€15 - €21
1st Class
€24 - €35
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 Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ferrara to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Verona to Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Süd to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €31
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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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Ferrara Piazzale della Stazione to Milan Lampugnano M1
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Ferrara Piazzale della Stazione to Verona Viale Girolamo Cardinale
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Union Ivkoni
Inter Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Ferrara Piazzale della Stazione to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€18 - €29
Website
Inter Saj
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Ferrara Train Station to Verona Viale Girolamo Cardinale
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Itabus

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Ferrara to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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