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Trip Summary

There are 76 daily trains from Berlin to Brussels. Traveling by train from Berlin to Brussels usually takes around 9 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 6 hours and 48 minutes.

Distance404 mi (651 km)
Fastest train6h 48m
Lowest price$71.64
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Berlin to Brussels?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin, Berlin to Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de;Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 60 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity514h 27m$157.77
DB Intercity-Express117h 57m$122.50
Deutsche Bahn609h 58m$147.38
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1513h 15m$153.11

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.

In addition, federal law requires all train 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 train.

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 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 48 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?

Trains from Berlin to Brussels are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

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 5:00pm. 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 76 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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Berlin to Brussels for $43.88.

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?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.

Train stations in Berlin:

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Berlin Hbf (tief)

  • Bellevue

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

Where is the train station in Brussels?

Arrival stations

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:

Train stations in Brussels:

  • Bruxelles-Central

  • Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis

  • Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud

  • Schaarbeek

  • Bockstael

  • Congres

  • Bruxelles-Chapelle

  • Haren(B)

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