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High-speed trains from Dusseldorf to Brussels

The average train time from Dusseldorf Hbf to Brussels is 5h 14m, although it takes 2h 18m on the fastest Thalys services. There are around 27 trains per day running from Dusseldorf Hbf to Brussels, 4 of which are direct.  

  • All trains depart from Dusseldorf Hbf station.
  • All trains arrive into either Brussels Nord, Brussels Midi or Brussels Airport stations.

When a high-speed Thalys train can take you directly from the centre of Dusseldorf to the centre of Brussels – why would you consider any other form of transport? These modern trains offer wide comfortable seating, free WiFi, three different classes and an onboard restaurant car to enjoy along the way. Go Premium Class for complimentary newspapers, even larger seats and access to a selection of Thalys lounges beforehand. Now you’re talking.

Ready to book? Start a search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for train times and FAQs about the journey from Dusseldorf Hbf to Brussels by train.

Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels by train

It takes an average of 4h 52m to travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels by train, over a distance of around 109 miles (176 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels and tickets for this journey start from $18.91 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 18m
Price$18.91 - $197.83
Distance109 miles (176 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationDüsseldorf Hbf
Arrival stationBrussels
ChangesDirect trains available
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Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels for Tuesday Jul 7th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:22 12:53 3h 31m, 2 changes
10:58 13:26 2h 28m, 1 change
11:22 14:53 3h 31m, 2 changes
12:22 15:50 3h 28m, 2 changes
13:22 16:50 3h 28m, 2 changes
14:58 17:26 2h 28m, 1 change
16:17 18:35 2h 18m, direct
16:58 19:26 2h 28m, 1 change
17:29 20:53 3h 24m, 2 changes
18:58 21:26 2h 28m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and Thalys trains from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels

You can travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels on Deutsche Bahn and Thalys 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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels

Train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels start at $18.91 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $73.38.
lowest price found
from$18.91
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$54.50
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$57.39
on the day
avg. single price$73.38

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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels

Want to know more about your journey from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels? 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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Düsseldorf Hbf and Brussels is 4 hours and 52 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 Düsseldorf Hbf and Brussels by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels is 2 hours and 18 minutes.

How much does the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels cost?

Train tickets from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels can start from as little as $18.91 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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels leave?

The first train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels leaves at 00:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels leave?

The last train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels leaves at 23:39. 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 Düsseldorf Hbf and Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels cover a distance of around 109 miles (176 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Düsseldorf Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 06/29/2020 for travel on 10/21/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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