Take the train from Brussels to Frankfurt Main, and you’ll be surprised at just how easy and convenient it is to get from one city centre to another, all without ever having to queue, or worry about where your baggage is. Go seamlessly from one bustling European city to another and get straight into some sightseeing, or straight to that all-important meeting. Whatever it is you have planned, try travelling with us, and you won’t look back.
Each day there are five direct trains from Brussels to Frankfurt, with other connecting options available – meaning you can make the journey at whichever time of day suits you best. Travel on a high-speed direct ICE train (ran by Deutsche Bahn) and experience the smooth efficiency of German rail. Why not upgrade to First Class tickets too? You’ll get bigger, more comfortable seats, free WiFi, and complimentary food and drink while on your journey, what’s not to like?
Once you’re in the centre of Frankfurt, head straight for the famous Main Tower, a classic piece of architecture that will let you get a good view of the city before you start your adventure. It’s within walking distance from the train station, as is the equally famous Iron Bridge – another great photo opportunity. Don’t forget to go and try the City’s pride and joy, frankfurters made in Frankfurt!
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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.
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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 4 hours and 32 minutes, with around 12 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 2 hours and 57 minutes.
Train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf can start from as little as €18.90 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 21:11. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.