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!
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Berlin is 7 hours and 49 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Brussels to Berlin leaves at 11:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Brussels to Berlin cover a distance of around 404 miles (650 km) during the journey.