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Trip Summary

There are 34 daily trains from Stuttgart to Brussels. Traveling by train from Stuttgart to Brussels usually takes around 7 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 4 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance259 mi (416 km)
Fastest train4h 9m
Lowest price$61.98
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Stuttgart to Brussels?

There are 3 train lines with service from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg to Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de;Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 32 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express84h 43m$119.91
Deutsche Bahn328h 14m$135.06
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company25h 17m$157.13

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart to Brussels?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Stuttgart 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 Stuttgart to Brussels?

The distance between Stuttgart and Brussels is approximately 259 miles, or 416 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 9 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 Stuttgart to Brussels are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 Stuttgart at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Stuttgart to Brussels?

There are 34 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 Stuttgart. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Stuttgart to Brussels for $54.37.

City Information

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 Stuttgart?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Stuttgart.

Where is the train station in Brussels?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Brussels than most cities. Most trains from Stuttgart will stop at one (or more) of the 7 following stations in Brussels:

Train stations in Brussels:

  • Bruxelles-Central

  • Bruxelles-Chapelle

  • Bruxelles Tour-et-Taxis

  • Schaarbeek

  • Bockstael

  • Haren-Zuid/Haren-Sud

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