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Taking the train from Brussels to Berlin

Because nothing follows fries better than a cool beer, this route from Brussels to Berlin should be top of the list for everyone from foodies to art-lovers. Travelling by Thalys and Deutsche Bahn trains (modern, comfy, and very cool) you’ll head through Belgium and over the border to Germany. The journey takes 6.5 hours, so sit back and enjoy the view, all while knowing you’re taking a greener, and far less stressful route to the German capital.

Hop on your train to Berlin, where the open and green spaces of Brussels are replaced with more urban vibes. Berlin is the capital of German cool and you’re sure to notice it from the moment you arrive. Survey your new city from the dizzying heights of TV Tower or explore every second of its history at Museum Island, an urban island that has everything a culture vulture could ever want. If you’ve still got a craving for something sweet, this is the home of the Berliner aka delicious doughnuts. All aboard the train to adventure, start with our journey information and FAQs below!

Brussels to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 9h 24m to travel from Brussels to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 404 miles (650 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from $23.66 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 49m
Price$23.66 - $398.71
Distance404 miles (650 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaBus

Brussels to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Berlin for Sunday Mar 7th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
19:07 Bruxelles-Nord05:36 Berlin HbfIntercity 517 SNCB Get tickets10h 29m, 3 changes
19:11 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem05:36 Berlin HbfIntercity 9697 SNCB Get tickets10h 25m, 5 changes
20:07 Bruxelles-Nord08:55 Berlin HbfIntercity 518 SNCB Get tickets12h 48m, 5 changes
20:07 Bruxelles-Nord09:10 Berlin HbfIntercity 518 SNCB Get tickets13h 3m, 3 changes
21:07 Bruxelles-Nord09:10 Berlin HbfIntercity 519 SNCB Get tickets12h 3m, 5 changes
21:11 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem10:14 Berlin HbfIntercity 9271 SNCB Get tickets13h 3m, 5 changes
21:11 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem11:10 Berlin HbfIntercity 9271 SNCB Get tickets13h 59m, 4 changes
21:11 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem12:14 Berlin HbfIntercity 9271 SNCB Get tickets15h 3m, 3 changes
23:07 Bruxelles-Nord12:54 Berlin HbfIntercity 521 SNCB Get tickets13h 47m, 2 changes
23:10 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem12:54 Berlin HbfIntercity 2622 SNCB Get tickets13h 44m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Berlin

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Berlin starts at $23.66 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.
lowest price found
from$23.66
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$121.57
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$128.75
on the day
avg. single price$170.77

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels to Berlin by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Brussels to Berlin

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Berlin? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brussels to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Berlin is 9 hours and 24 minutes, with around 23 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Berlin is 7 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Berlin cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Berlin can start from as little as $23.66 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Berlin?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Berlin. Travelling from Brussels to Berlin by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Brussels to Berlin leave?

The first train from Brussels to Berlin leaves at 11:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Berlin leave?

The last train from Brussels to Berlin leaves at 10:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brussels and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Berlin cover a distance of around 404 miles (650 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/07/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 03/01/2021 for travel on 06/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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