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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 54 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 18 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 $19.42 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 54m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) by train, over a distance of around 196 miles (316 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) and tickets for this journey start from $19.42 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 58m
PriceFrom $19.42
Distance196 miles (316 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train04:46
Last train22:56
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationBrussels Nord (North)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus)

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 Oct 18th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:16 10:26 3h 10m, direct
09:26 12:26 3h 0m, direct
09:42 13:49 4h 7m, 3 changes
11:28 14:26 2h 58m, direct
13:26 16:26 3h 0m, direct
14:09 17:49 3h 40m, 3 changes
15:28 18:26 2h 58m, direct
16:09 19:53 3h 44m, 3 changes
17:28 20:26 2h 58m, direct
18:24 06:16 11h 52m, 3 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.

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 $19.42 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.
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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 54 minutes, with around 18 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 $19.42 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 is 1 direct train 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 04:46. 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 22:56. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels Nord (North) for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/18/2022. 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 11/23/2022 for travel on 11/23/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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