By Train from Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium) to Hamburg (Germany)

Journey Summary

Depart Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)

Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel Zuid

Arrive Hamburg (Germany)

Hamburg Hbf
Journey Time
6hr 20 mins (approx) -6hr 50mins
Up to 8 x connections per day

There are no direct trains between Bruxelles/Brussels and Hamburg, but the simplest journey options involve only 1 x change of train at Koln Hbf station.

Making this connection is not absolutely guaranteed, but a typical transfer between trains is around 50 - 55mins, which should ensure a stress-free connection.

And IF the train from Bruxelles/Brussels does arrive in Koln/Cologne particularly late, tickets will be valid on the next train on to Hamburg.


Alternative connections:

When looking up this routing you'll see faster options, but these involve a second, comparatively tightly timed AND non-guaranteed connection in Hannover.


Between Bruxelles and Koln/Cologne:

ICE and Thalys trains share the service of direct trains between Bruxelles and Koln/Cologne.

This doesn't particularly affect the journey time and connections, but it matters when booking tickets.

DB Bahn generally offers the cheapest tickets on this route on this route, BUT it only sells tickets for journeys that involve taking an ICE train between Bruxelles/Brussels and Koln/Cologne - and NOT the connections which involve departing from Bruxelles by Thalys train.

Train 1

  • Depart: Bruxelles / Brussels (Belgium)
  • Arrive: Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)
  • Journey time: 1hr 47min - 1hr 51 min

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Train 2

  • Depart: Köln / Cologne / Koeln (Germany)
  • Arrive: Hamburg (Germany)
  • Journey time: 4hr - 4hr 5mins (approx)

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Ticket information

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