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There are 5 ways to get from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

€70 - €100

Cheapest option

Bus via Brussels  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels

€15 - €21

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Brussels-North train station N884 / ...

€21 - €26

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels 395.9 km

€40 - €65

Fly  •  2h 47m

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

€40 - €194

Messe Frankfurt to Brussels by walk and train

The journey time between Messe Frankfurt and Brussels is around 3h 3m and covers a distance of around 397 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 57m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Messe Frankfurt to Brussels service departs from Messe Frankfurt and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 50 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 3m
Fastest journey time:
2h 57m
Journey distance:
397 km
Services per week:
50
Cheapest price:
€70
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:29
Last service departs at:
20:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Messe Frankfurt to Brussels walk and train schedules

Germany → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Eswatini, India, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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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
  • 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 applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • 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
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels is to Bus via Brussels which costs €15 - €21 and takes 7h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels is to fly which takes 2h 47m and costs €40 - €200.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between Messe Frankfurt and Brussels is 315 km. The road distance is 395.9 km.

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The best way to get from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs €70 - €100.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord takes 2h 57m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Messe Frankfurt to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Messe Frankfurt to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels is to train which takes 3h 12m and costs €70 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €26 and takes 6h 24m, you could also fly, which costs €40 - €200 and takes 2h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 315.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord every 4 hours. Tickets cost €70 - €100 and the journey takes 2h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Brussels-North train station twice daily. Tickets cost €21 - €26 and the journey takes 6h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €400
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt central train station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
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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Messe Frankfurt to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Messe Frankfurt to Brussels is 396 km. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from Messe Frankfurt to Brussels.

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