Did you know there are daily train services from Berlin to Brussels? With just one change along the way, you can take the train between these two exciting cities and reach Brussels in six and a half hours. Now, this may be longer than a flight. But you’ll get more space to stretch out on the trains and scenic views to gaze out at. And who knows, you may meet some friendly locals on the way for some insider Brussels tips.
Get off at Brussels Midi station and you’ll find yourself just 20 minutes from the Grand Place, the city’s main square. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with historic buildings and cute cafes. It’s the ideal spot to relax after your train journey and watch the world go by.
Want to find out more about the Berlin to Brussels train route? Read on for the FAQs and train times.
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 Berlin 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 Berlin and Brussels is 10 hours and 59 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Brussels is 6 hours and 35 minutes.
Train tickets from Berlin to Brussels can start from as little as €24.45 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 Berlin to Brussels. Travelling from Berlin to Brussels by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Berlin to Brussels leaves at 00:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Berlin to Brussels leaves at 20:44. 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 Berlin to Brussels cover a distance of around 404 miles (650 km) during the journey.