An ICE 3 (406) train on a Bruxelles - Frankfurt service

How to take the rail journey from Frankfurt (Main) to the Belgian capital

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Frankfurt to Bruxelles / Brussels by train

This is one of Europe's longer railway journeys on which the train will be whizzing along a high speed line

Routes you can take to go from Frankfurt (Main) 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.

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Route Information

Travel Time (approx)

3hr 5 min (approx)



Travel Info

7 x trains per day

However, due to ongoing technical problems with the international type of ICE trains used on this route, many of the departures by ICE train are currently experiencing short notice cancellations.

On the majority of dates until mid April, due to maintenance works on the railways around Frankfurt (Main), these trains will be commencing their journeys in the station a Frankfurt Flughafen / Airport, so direct journeys won't be available.
Connecting ICE trains should be departing around 20mins before the usual departure time of these trains.

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