Did you know that you can take the train from Munich to Brussels? With just one change on the way, choose train travel between these two iconic cities and you’ll be in the centre of Brussels in six and a half hours.
Although this may sound a lot longer than the flight, you’re saving a lot of time on lengthy security checks and airport transfers. Sink into comfortable seats on Deutsche Bahn’s ICE train and mingle with the friendly locals for insider recommendations for Brussels.
Arrive at Brussels Midi station and you’re just 20 minutes from the Grand Place, the bustling city centre square. Wander around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, brimming with historic buildings and cute cafes. Ideal for a refreshing glass of wine as you soak in the vibrant city vibes.
Have we not convinced you yet? Read on and find out more about the Munich to Brussels train route below, with all the FAQs and full schedule.
|Journey time||From 6h 48m|
|Distance||373 miles (601 km)|
|Frequency||15 trains per day|
|Departure station||Munich Hbf|
|Train and bus operators||Union Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus|
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 Munich 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 Munich Hbf and Brussels is 9 hours and 12 minutes, with around 15 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 Munich Hbf to Brussels is 6 hours and 48 minutes.
Train tickets from Munich Hbf to Brussels can start from as little as $23.36 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Munich Hbf to Brussels. Travelling from Munich Hbf to Brussels by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Munich Hbf to Brussels leaves at 03:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Munich Hbf to Brussels leaves at 18:28. 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 Munich Hbf to Brussels cover a distance of around 373 miles (601 km) during the journey.