Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/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.
The average journey time between Dortmund and Brussels is 5 hours and 34 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 17 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 35 trains per day travelling from Dortmund to Brussels. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Dortmund to Brussels departs at 05:19. The last train from Dortmund to Brussels departs at 23:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Dortmund to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Dortmund to Brussels. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.