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There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Brussels by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Brussels (BRU)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zob to Brussels-North train station

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Train, fly to Cologne Bonn

  1. Take the train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Train

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt to Bruxelles-Nord

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Antwerp Berchem Bus Stop
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruxelles-Central

Drive

  1. Drive from Munich to Brussels

Munich to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Munich and Brussels is around 7h 49m and covers a distance of around 789 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Hungarian Railways (MÁV) and Österreichische Bundesbahnen, the Munich to Brussels train service departs from München Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 59 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

59 Weekly Trains
7h 49m Average Duration
€82 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • There are no current restrictions

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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 recommended.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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No, returning to Germany from Belgium is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Brussels is to bus which costs €24 - €35 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Brussels is to train and fly which costs €100 - €280 and takes 4h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zob and arriving at Brussels-North train station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Brussels. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Frankfurt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 49m.

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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 49m and costs €80 - €120.

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It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Munich to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Munich to Brussels is to train which takes 7h 49m and costs €80 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 12h.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 602.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

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

You can take a train from Munich to Brussels via Frankfurt in around 7h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zob to Brussels-North train station 3 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 12h. Union Ivkoni also services this route 6 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Munich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Munich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Train operators
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 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Marienplatz to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruxelles-Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zob to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to Antwerp Berchem Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Union Ivkoni

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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 and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Brussels Airport.

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