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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Brussels by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly to Brussels  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Brussels (BRU) MUC - BRU

90€ - 239€

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Bus and ferry  •  14h 6m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from München to Brussels

28€ - 40€

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Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) MUC - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

90€ - 446€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MUC - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
  3. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

86€ - 323€

Train  •  7h 21m

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

118€ - 197€

Train, bus  •  11h 21m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf Ec
  2. Take the bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière L40
  3. Take the train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

Bus  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Brussels-North train station K1959 / ...

40€ - 50€

Drive  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Munich to Brussels 781.6 km

80€ - 130€

Munich to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Munich and Brussels is around 7h 41m and covers a distance of around 802 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 41m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Hungarian Railways (MÁV), Railjet and others, the Munich to Brussels train service departs from Muenchen Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Brussels is to bus and ferry which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 14h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Brussels is to fly which costs 85€ - 240€ and takes 4h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich central bus station station and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Munich and Brussels is 602 km. The road distance is 781.6 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 7h 21m and costs 110€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Munich to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 14m and costs 85€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 200€ and takes 7h 21m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 13h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 602.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

Lufthansa, KLM and Brussels Airlines fly from Munich to Brussels 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Brussels via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf in around 7h 21m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 410€
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 220€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 500€
Flights from Munich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
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 Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf central station to Aachen central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
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 Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Railjet
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Saarbruecken Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Arlon / Aarlen to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
27€ - 40€
Bus operators
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Phone
+352 24 89 24 89
Website
cfl.lu
Bus from Saarbrücken Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale routière
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Munich central bus station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to Brussels
Ave. Duration
14h 6m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Munich to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Brussels is 782 km. It takes approximately 6h 49m to drive from Munich to Brussels.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Munich to Brussels train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Munich to Brussels bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 427+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Munich to Munich Airport is to line 6805 train which takes 36 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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