There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice

$86 - $128

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Bus Ouibus  •  7 h 55 min

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

$15 - $22

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Train via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice

$91 - $140

Bus Eurolines DE  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North N84

$30 - $75

Rideshare  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Brussels 248 miles

$20 - $28

Train, drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 Ice
  2. Drive from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Brussels

$70 - $103

Drive  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels 248.3 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU

$80 - $286

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt and arriving at Bruxelles - North. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Brusel Nord via Köln Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Brussels is 317 km. The road distance is 397.2 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels is to train which takes 4 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 13 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 31 min.

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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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Frankfurt am Main to Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Bruxelles - North station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 198.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels via Köln Hbf and Köln Hauptbahnhof in around 4 h 6 min. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 6 h 13 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Bruxelles - North
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$54
High
$58
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Frankfurt to Cologne
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Ouibus
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
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Frankfurt am Main to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Brusel Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Brussels is 397 km. It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Brussels bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 951+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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