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Brussels to Dortmund by train

It takes an average of 5h 44m to travel from Brussels to Dortmund by train, over a distance of around 142 miles (229 km). There are normally 31 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Dortmund and tickets for this journey start from €16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 12m
Price€16 - €136.70
Distance142 miles (229 km)
Frequency31 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationDortmund
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Thalys

Brussels to Dortmund train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Dortmund for Tuesday 1st Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
13:08 17:45 4h 37m, 4 changes
13:11 17:45 4h 34m, 5 changes
14:34 18:09 3h 35m, 1 change
15:08 19:45 4h 37m, 4 changes
15:11 19:45 4h 34m, 5 changes
16:32 20:07 3h 35m, 1 change
17:07 21:54 4h 47m, 4 changes
17:11 21:54 4h 43m, 5 changes
18:34 22:14 3h 40m, 1 change
19:08 23:54 4h 46m, 4 changes

Thalys trains from Brussels to Dortmund

You can travel from Brussels to Dortmund on Thalys 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Dortmund

Train tickets from Brussels to Dortmund start at €16 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €61.13.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price51.89
on the day
avg. single price61.13

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 Brussels to Dortmund 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Dortmund? 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 Brussels to Dortmund take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Dortmund is 5 hours and 44 minutes, with around 31 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 Brussels and Dortmund by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Dortmund is 3 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Dortmund cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Dortmund?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Dortmund. Travelling from Brussels to Dortmund by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Brussels to Dortmund leave?

The first train from Brussels to Dortmund leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Dortmund leave?

The last train from Brussels to Dortmund leaves at 23:08. 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 Brussels and Dortmund by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Dortmund cover a distance of around 142 miles (229 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dortmund to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Dortmund.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Dortmund for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/12/2020. 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 23/11/2020 for travel on 01/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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