If you want to know more about the journey from Brussels to Dortmund by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Brussels to Dortmund by train is 4 hours 48 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 10 minutes. Around 28 trains per day travel the 142 miles (229 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Dortmund. You're likely to travel on a high-speed Thalys train on your journey to Dortmund. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), these modern trains offer three seat classes, free WiFi and an onboard restaurant if you feel hungry along the way.
Book train tickets from Brussels to Dortmund in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €16.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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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 Brussels to Dortmund 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 Brussels and Dortmund is 4 hours and 48 minutes, with around 28 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 Brussels to Dortmund is 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels to Dortmund can start from as little as €16 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Dortmund without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Brussels to Dortmund each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels to Dortmund leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to Dortmund leaves at 22:57. 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 Brussels to Dortmund cover a distance of around 142 miles (229 km) during the journey.