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Journey timeFrom 2h 48m
Price$40.83 - $291.52
Distance316km (196 miles)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationFrankfurt (Main)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) for Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:2513:233h 58m, 2 changes
10:3413:312h 57m, direct
12:3415:312h 57m, direct
13:2516:313h 06m, 1 change
14:3417:222h 48m, direct
16:3219:252h 53m, direct
17:2721:233h 56m, 2 changes
18:3421:312h 57m, direct
19:2522:313h 06m, 1 change
19:5607:2511h 29m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main)

You can travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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 billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 330 km/h, the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main)

Train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) start at €34.90 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 €137.12.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price89.32
on the day
avg. single price137.12

Biglietti e offerte Trenitalia e Frecciarossa

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) by booking early.§

Biglietti e offerte Italo treno

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.

Risparmia prenotando in anticipo

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!

Biglietti e offerte treni internazionali

Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost 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)? 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) take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Frankfurt (Main) is 4 hours and 32 minutes, with around 14 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) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) is 2 hours and 48 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) can start from as little as €34.90 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)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main). 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) leave?

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

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

The last train from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main) leaves at 21:52. 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) by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Frankfurt (Main).
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) for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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