The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Brussels to Düsseldorf will cost around $ 54 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 29.
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Of the 36 train that leave Brussels for Düsseldorf every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 175 km distance in an average of 3h 23m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2h 13m .
The slowest train will take 9h 37m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 1 minute
|Train Ticket Price:||$24|
|Trains depart from:||Brussels|
|Trains arrive in:||Düsseldorf|
|Train Companies:||Thalys, Deutsche Bahn|
Each day, several trains depart the Belgian capital heading to the German city. Thalys operates high-speed connections departing from Brussels Midi. The 135-mile route can be completed in as little two hours 15 minutes, with a choice of departure times spread throughout the day for passenger convenience.
The sole company offering direct rail travel from Brussels to Düsseldorf is Thalys. The French-Belgian high-speed operator shares their track with Eurostar trains. Indirect options are available with Deutsche Bahn, usually involving a change at Cologne or Aachen. Thalys also offers indirect routes with a change at Liège-Guillemins.
The route from Brussels to Düsseldorf is not a long one, with passengers able to arrive in the German city in two hours 15 minutes. The longest direct route is advertised as two hours 27 minutes, which is the lunchtime service. Whenever passengers decide to travel, they will complete the journey in under two hours 30 minutes. Indirect options are very competitive, with journeys taking as little two hours 36 in some cases, or closer to three hours in others, depending on the wait time at transfer stations.
Each day, there are four departures from Brussels heading for Düsseldorf. The departures are spread throughout the day with morning, afternoon and two evening options. The schedule remains the same over the weekend.
Departure train station: Trains depart from Brussels Midi. Brussels Midi is a busy station made up of 22 platforms. The station has a large array of cafes and shops. Otherwise, just outside the stations is a bar and restaurant where passengers can pass the time. The station is located about a mile from the city center, or passengers can use the STIB tram and metro service, or De Lijn bus services.
Arrival train station: All services terminate at Düsseldorf Hbf, the busiest station in Düsseldorf. The station is centrally located with good links to both local bus routes and several S-Bahn routes. Rail services connect the train station to Düsseldorf airport, for anyone wishing to organize onward travel. Station facilities include luggage lockers, waiting rooms, bathrooms, and WiFi access.