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How to travel from Brussels to Zagreb by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Brussels to Zagreb? Look no further.

There are around 4 trains per day running between Brussels and Zagreb, which usually take 20 hours 29 minutes to complete the 637 miles (1024 km) journey. It can take as little as 18 hours 7 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Zagreb from Brussels, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Brussels to Zagreb if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €53.90. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Brussels to Zagreb by train

It takes an average of 20h 29m to travel from Brussels to Zagreb by train, over a distance of around 637 miles (1024 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Zagreb and tickets for this journey start from €53.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 18h 7m
PriceFrom €53.90
Distance637 miles (1024 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train06:25
Last train20:55
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationZagreb
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Brussels to Zagreb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Zagreb for Thursday 18th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
14:25 Bruxelles-Midi08:32 Zagreb Glavni kolodvorICE 17 Deutsche Bahn Get tickets18h 7m, 2 changes
19:25 Bruxelles-Midi17:07 Zagreb Glavni kolodvorthalys 9471 Thalys Get tickets21h 42m, 3 changes
19:55 Bruxelles-Midi20:46 Zagreb Glavni kolodvorIC 518 SNCB Get tickets24h 51m, 4 changes
20:55 Bruxelles-Midi20:46 Zagreb Glavni kolodvorIC 519 SNCB Get tickets23h 51m, 5 changes
06:25 Bruxelles-Midi00:44 Zagreb Glavni kolodvorICE 11 Deutsche Bahn Get tickets18h 19m, 2 changes
14:25 Bruxelles-Midi08:32 Zagreb Glavni kolodvorICE 17 Deutsche Bahn Get tickets18h 7m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Zagreb

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Zagreb starts at €53.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Zagreb 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Zagreb? 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 Zagreb take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Zagreb is 20 hours and 29 minutes, with around 4 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 Zagreb by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Zagreb is 18 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Zagreb cost?

Train ticket prices from Brussels to Zagreb can start from as little as €53.90 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 Zagreb?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Zagreb. Travelling from Brussels to Zagreb by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Brussels to Zagreb leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Zagreb leaves at 20:55. 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 Zagreb by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Zagreb cover a distance of around 637 miles (1024 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zagreb to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Zagreb for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/18/2022. 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 08/23/2022 for travel on 08/23/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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