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Taking the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) in 2 hours 58 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North)? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 5 hours 9 minutes to travel the 316 km from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 58 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 17 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either ICE or DB trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) start from $78.93 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Brussels Nord (North)? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) by train

It takes an average of 5h 9m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) by train, over a distance of around 196 miles (316 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) and tickets for this journey start from $78.93 when you book in advance.

First train

5:26 am

Last train

9:36 pm

Departure station

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Arrival station

Brussels Nord (North)

Journey time

From 2h 58m

Distance

196 miles (316 km)

Frequency

17 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $78.93

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) for Tuesday Jun 25th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
7:16 am 10:26 am 3h 10m, direct
9:26 am 12:26 pm 3h 0m, direct
10:26 am 1:48 pm 3h 22m, 2 changes
11:26 am 2:26 pm 3h 0m, direct
1:26 pm 4:26 pm 3h 0m, direct
1:32 pm 5:48 pm 4h 16m, 2 changes
3:28 pm 6:26 pm 2h 58m, direct
5:28 pm 8:26 pm 2h 58m, direct
5:41 pm 11:16 pm 5h 35m, 4 changes
7:32 pm 4:38 am 9h 6m, 4 changes

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

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) 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.

Intercity Express (ICE) classes from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North)

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity Express (ICE) when traveling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North).

Onboard services on Intercity Express (ICE)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North).

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can take as much baggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Baggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Baggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead baggage rack. The standard dimensions of baggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm (27.5 x 19.6 x 11.8 inches). Larger items of baggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large baggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When traveling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re traveling on an ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favorite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not traveling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North)

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) starts at $78.93 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North)

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

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Brussels Nord (North) is 5 hours and 9 minutes, with around 17 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Brussels Nord (North) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) is 2 hours and 58 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) can start from as little as $78.93 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North)?

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

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

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) leaves at 05:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) leaves at 21:36. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Brussels Nord (North) by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) 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 Brussels Nord (North) to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.


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