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There are 6 intercity buses per day from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by bus from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 11 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 7 hours,
|Distance||197 mi (317 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 0m|
|Trips per day||3|
|Most frequent service||BlaBlaCar Bus|
What bus companies travel from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BlaBlaCar Bus usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.
Book BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main from €31. There are 2 BlaBlaCar Bus schedules from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Frankfurt am Main. In Brussels, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Frankfurt am Main from Gare du Midi and no other station. In Frankfurt am Main, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at Central Train Station and 1 other station.
An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main takes 13 hours and 23 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Frankfurt am Main in 7 hours and 0 minutes .
On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Frankfurt am Main.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 28 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 317 kilometers from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Because many passengers travel from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Brussels?
The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all buses from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many bus departures serve Frankfurt am Main each day?
There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Brussels to Frankfurt am Main; ticket prices start at €61.13.
The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.
Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.
Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.
Frankfurt am Main
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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.
Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.
Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.
The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.
Where does the bus leave from in Brussels?
Also known as Brussels-South railway station, the Gare du Midi is the primary train station serving Brussels. The station is technically located in Saint-Gilles, a city south of Brussels, but the Gare du Midi metro stop connects travelers to all of Brussels' sights and attractions. Many high-speed train services, including international train lines, run through the Gare du Midi. Brussels is connected to the famous Eurostar line through this station, along with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn lines. The large indoor station includes many retail shops, restaurants, and services like information desks and restrooms.
All bus stations in Brussels:
Gare du Midi
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