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Travelling by train from Brussels to Frankfurt Main Hbf

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!

Book your ticket above in our Journey Planner or read on for more information.

Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train

It takes an average of 4h 32m to travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train, over a distance of around 196 miles (316 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 57m
Price€18.90 - €204.40
Distance196 miles (316 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for Tuesday 27th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:32 11:31 2h 59m, direct
09:25 13:28 4h 03m, 2 changes
10:34 13:31 2h 57m, direct
12:34 15:31 2h 57m, direct
14:34 17:31 2h 57m, direct
16:32 19:31 2h 59m, direct
17:27 21:28 4h 01m, 2 changes
18:34 21:31 2h 57m, direct
19:08 02:32 7h 24m, 3 changes
21:08 04:48 7h 40m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn trains from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

You can travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf on Deutsche Bahn 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

Train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf start at €18.90 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 €100.18.
lowest price found
from18.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price72.06
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price74.54
on the day
avg. single price100.18

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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf? 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf is 2 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf?

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.

What time does the first train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

The first train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf leave?

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.

What's the distance between Brussels and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/10/2020. 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 19/10/2020 for travel on 12/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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