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

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Train via Hanover  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the train from Gifhorn to Hannover Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Brunswick central station to Brussels-North train station 081

€33 - €44

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Train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice / ...

€111 - €249

Train via Porta Westfalica  •  9h 1m

  1. Take the train from Braunschweig Hbf to Porta Westfalica Re
  2. Take the train from Porta Westfalica to Duisburg Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Drive  •  5h 7m

  1. Drive from Gifhorn to Brussels 548.4 km

€60 - €90

Train to Hannover, fly to Brussels  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Gifhorn to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Brussels (BRU) HAJ - BRU

Train, train to Hamburg, fly to Brussels  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Gifhorn Stadt to Uelzen
  2. Take the train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU) HAM - BRU

€77 - €251

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels  •  6h 50m

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

€108 - €254

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Brussels  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Brussels (BRU) BER - BRU

€49 - €287

Train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Gifhorn to Hannover Hbf
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train, train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol  •  7h 18m

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

Gifhorn to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Gifhorn and Brussels is around 6h 39m and covers a distance of around 571 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 10m. Operated by Erixx, HVV, metronom and others, the Gifhorn to Brussels train service departs from Gifhorn Stadt 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:
6h 39m
Fastest train time:
6h 10m
Train distance:
571 km
Trains per week:
49
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:16
Last train departs at:
23:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gifhorn to Brussels train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Germany

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Belgium.

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The cheapest way to get from Gifhorn to Brussels is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Gifhorn to Brussels is to drive which costs €60 - €90 and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gifhorn to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Gifhorn Stadt and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Gifhorn, Hannover Hbf and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 4m.

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It is 464 km from Gifhorn to Brussels. It is approximately 548.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Gifhorn to Brussels without a car is to train via Hanover which takes 7h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 4m to get from Gifhorn to Brussels, including transfers.

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Gifhorn to Brussels train services, operated by metronom, depart from Gifhorn station.

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The best way to get from Gifhorn to Brussels is to train via Hanover which takes 7h 4m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 11h 8m.

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There is no direct flight from Hannover Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Gifhorn to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 464.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 4m

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

You can take a train from Gifhorn to Brussels via Gifhorn, Hannover Hbf, and Koeln Hbf in around 7h 4m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brunswick central station to Brussels-North train station once daily. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 9h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €390
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €110
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €1000
Train operators
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Gifhorn to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
Train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
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 Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €80
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 Braunschweig Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Braunschweig Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Braunschweig Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €150
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€100 - €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
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Braunschweig Hbf to Porta Westfalica
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Porta Westfalica to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
National Express Rail
Erixx
Phone
05191/ 96944-250
Website
erixx.de
Train from Gifhorn Stadt to Uelzen
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Gifhorn Stadt to Uelzen
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
HVV
Train from Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
HVV
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 Uelzen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
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 Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€19 - €27
1st Class
€30 - €45
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Brunswick central station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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