How to perfectly end a trip to Frankfurt – a trip to the Belgian capital perhaps? Take on this popular train route from Germany to Belgium and enjoy the best of both countries, from frankfurters to fries. You’ll travel in style aboard an ICE train operated by Deutsche Bahn, where air-conditioning, WiFi and a dining car can all be enjoyed. Your journey will last under three hours – that's so much quicker than driving!
Don’t worry if you spend a bit longer than expected sampling some of Frankfurt’s apple wine or climbing the heights of Main Tower, seven trains serve this route every day, so you’ll have plenty of chances to make your way to Brussels, where a selfie with the Atomium should be a priority. Discover more about this exciting route below, including train times, tickets and FAQs.
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 Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Brussels is 6 hours and 31 minutes, with around 18 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels is 2 hours and 57 minutes.
Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels leaves at 03:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels leaves at 23:24. 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Brussels cover a distance of around 196 miles (316 km) during the journey.