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Travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) by train in 3 hours 6 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) by train is 4 hours 44 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 6 minutes. You'll usually find 13 trains per day traveling the 316 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Frankfurt (Main). During your journey, you'll either be traveling with ICE or DB, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Book train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $19.23. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) by train

It takes an average of 4h 44m to travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) by train, over a distance of around 196 miles (316 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) and tickets for this journey start from $19.23 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 6m
PriceFrom $19.23
Distance196 miles (316 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train06:25
Last train20:55
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) for martes sep. 27º 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:23 10:31 3h 8m, direct
09:25 12:31 3h 6m, direct
10:25 14:24 3h 59m, 2 changes
11:25 14:31 3h 6m, direct
12:25 15:48 3h 23m, 2 changes
13:25 16:31 3h 6m, direct
15:22 18:31 3h 9m, direct
17:25 20:31 3h 6m, direct
18:25 23:13 4h 48m, 1 change
18:55 03:48 8h 53m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main)

You can travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main)

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) starts at $19.23 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.

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 Frankfurt (Main) 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 Frankfurt (Main)

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main)? 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 Frankfurt (Main) take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Frankfurt (Main) is 4 hours and 44 minutes, with around 13 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 Frankfurt (Main) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) is 3 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) can start from as little as $19.23 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 Frankfurt (Main)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) leave?

The first train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) leave?

The last train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 20:55. 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 Frankfurt (Main) by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. 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 11/15/2022 for travel on 11/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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