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.
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.
|Journey time||From 2h 18m|
|Price||$18.91 - $197.83|
|Distance||109 miles (176 km)|
|Frequency||23 trains per day|
|Departure station||Düsseldorf Hbf|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
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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.
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels is 2 hours and 18 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels leaves at 00:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Düsseldorf Hbf to Brussels cover a distance of around 109 miles (176 km) during the journey.