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Trip Summary

There are 24 daily trains from Berlin to Brussels. Traveling by train from Berlin to Brussels usually takes around 9 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 6 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance404 mi (651 km)
Fastest train6h 44m
Lowest price$29.59
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Brussels?

In the last month, $56.29 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Brussels. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $94.87 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Brussels by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for December. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $101 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Brussels in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $156 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Brussels?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin to Brussels. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 19 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity113h 49m$141.72
DB Intercity-Express37h 52m$117.81
Deutsche Bahn199h 6m$135.42
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company612h 53m$153.73
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Brussels start from $137, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Brussels. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Train Station . And in Brussels trains arrive at Bruxelles-Central and 2 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Brussels train travel on DB Intercity takes 13 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Brussels faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 44 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Brussels.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Brussels start from $30, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Brussels. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Train Station and one other station. And in Brussels trains arrive at Bockstael and 6 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Brussels train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 7 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Brussels faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 44 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Brussels.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Brussels start from $56, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Brussels. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 2 other stations. And in Brussels trains arrive at Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis and 8 other train stations.

    From Berlin to Brussels train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 12 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Brussels faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 44 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Brussels.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Brussels during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Brussels?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Brussels. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Brussels?

The distance between Berlin and Brussels is approximately 404 miles, or 651 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 44 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Berlin to Brussels on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Brussels?

There are 24 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Brussels to Berlin.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Brussels

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Main departure station: Train Station

Berlin has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Brussels.

All train stations in Berlin:

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Central Station

  • Train Station (S-Bahn)

Where is the train station in Brussels?

Main arrival station: Schaarbeek

There are more train stations and stops in Brussels than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 9 following stations in Brussels:

All train stations in Brussels:

  • Schaarbeek

  • Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis

  • Bruxelles-Schuman

  • Bockstael

  • Congres

  • Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud

  • Bruxelles-Central

  • Bruxelles-Chapelle

  • Haren(B)

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