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

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Train via Aachen  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Aachen, Hbf Re 4 / ...
  2. Take the train from Aachen Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord Ice

€48 - €75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station 1304

€13 - €32

4 alternative options

Train  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

€70 - €140

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Neuss to Brussels 192.8 km

€21 - €35

Train, fly to Brussels  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
  2. Take the train from Venlo to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU

€72 - €215

Fly from Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) DUS - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€139 - €377

Neuss to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Neuss and Brussels is around 2h 51m and covers a distance of around 226 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 30m. Operated by National Express and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Neuss to Brussels train service departs from Neuss Hbf and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically 51 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 51m
Fastest train time:
2h 30m
Train distance:
226 km
Trains per week:
51
Cheapest price:
€48
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:36
Last train departs at:
21:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Neuss 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.
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

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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.

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Last updated: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Neuss to Brussels is to bus which costs €13 - €35 and takes 4h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Neuss to Brussels is to drive which costs €21 - €35 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Neuss to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Neuss Hbf and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Aachen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Neuss and Brussels is 168 km. The road distance is 192.8 km.

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The best way to get from Neuss to Brussels without a car is to train via Aachen which takes 3h 6m and costs €45 - €80.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Neuss to Brussels, including transfers.

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Neuss to Brussels train services, operated by National Express, depart from Neuss Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Neuss to Brussels is to train via Aachen which takes 3h 6m and costs €45 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €35 and takes 4h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Neuss 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 Neuss to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 167.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 6m

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

You can take a train from Neuss to Brussels via Aachen, Hbf and Aachen Hbf in around 3h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station once daily. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Aachen, Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
National Express Rail
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 Neuss Hbf to Aachen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€22 - €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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Website
Thalys
Standard
€70 - €100
Comfort
€80 - €110
Premium
€100 - €140
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
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Neuss Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Eurobahn
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 Venlo to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €28
1st Class
€35 - €50
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 Mönchengladbach central train station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Neuss to Brussels is 193 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Neuss to Brussels.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 430+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Neuss to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 30 min and costs €4 - €7.

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