How to travel from Berlin to Brussels by train

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Berlin to Bruxelles / Brussels by train

There aren't any direct daytime trains from Bruxelles/Brussels to Berlin (they're near the top of SMTJ's European travel wish list), but it's usually a straightforward journey, most of which is on high speed lines.

Though on three nights per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) it's now possible to take a direct overnight train - and travel on the European Sleeper service.

And from December 131h a full service Nightjet train will also be available, when heading to Berlin from Bruxelles by train on Monday Wednesday and Friday

Routes you can take to go from Berlin to Bruxelles / Brussels

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Via stations: Köln/Cologne Hbf

Option 1 - travel by day
Travel Time (approx)

6hr 43min - 7hr 3min



Travel Info

2 x ICE trains = up to 5 x optimum connections per day
ICE train + Thalys train = up to 3 x optimum connections per day

Route Information

Option 2 - overnight on a Nightjet
Travel Time (approx)

from 12hr 35min (approx)


Three nights per week

Travel Info

Departs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday - usually

Route Information

Option 3: overnight on the European Sleeper service
Travel Time (approx)

10hr 31min


Not Every Day

Travel Info

The train departs on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

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