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Train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)  •  6h

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

€120 - €233

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Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg to Strasbourg N1720 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North train station N506 / ...

€54 - €70

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Train  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Offenburg Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

€136 - €229

Train, bus and ferry  •  12h 26m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg to Offenburg Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Karlsruhe Hbf Re
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Karlsruhe to Brussels

Drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels 517.7 km

€55 - €80

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU

€108 - €328

Train to Basel, fly  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU

€112 - €316

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU

€100 - €295

Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Freiburg im Breisgau and Brussels is around 5h 55m and covers a distance of around 647 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 4m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Eurocity and others, the Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels train service departs from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 49 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 55m
Fastest train time:
5h 4m
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
€126
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:05
Last train departs at:
17:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels is to train and fly which costs €100 - €330 and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Freiburg and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Mannheim Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Freiburg im Breisgau and Brussels is 406 km. The road distance is 517.7 km.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels without a car is to train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which takes 6h and costs €120 - €240.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels, including transfers.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Freiburg station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels is to train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which takes 6h and costs €120 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 406.1 km
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels via Mannheim Hbf and Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 6h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels via Strasbourg in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €420
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €390
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €390
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Train operators
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€45 - €65
1st Class
€80 - €110
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€27 - €31
1st Class
€20 - €25
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Offenburg to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €15
1st Class
€18 - €25
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Freiburg to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Freiburg, Busbahnhof to Strasbourg, Place de l'Étoile
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
RegioJet
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Freiburg Central Bus Station to Strasbourg Central Bus Station Place de l’Etoile
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Karat-S
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Karlsruhe to Brussels
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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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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Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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