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Trip Vienna Brussels

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Vienna to Brussels

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How to get from Vienna to Brussels?

We are suggesting 22 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Vienna Brussels. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Vienna and Brussels on a map as well as the route Vienna Brussels and the different connecting points (Bruxelles-Midi Railway Station, Bruxelles-Nord Railway Station, Bruxelles-Nord Coach Station, Bruxelles-Midi Coach Station, Rue du Cardinal Mercier Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Vienna Brussels

For your trip from Vienna (Vienna, Austria) to Brussels (Belgium) with a distance of 568 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Vienna > Brussels will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Vienna and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport, 11.2 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Brussels (Brussels-Zaventem International airport, IATA code: BRU) operated by Austrian Airlines or Brussels Airlines.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Vienna to Brussels without changing trains but some trains run on lines Vienna-Cologne and Cologne-Brussels allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains Euronight or ICE of ÖBB or Deutsche Bahn to Cologne leave from Wien Westbahnhof railway station in Vienna. Arrival in Cologne will take place at Köln Hbf station (0.2 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Cologne where the train ICE operated by Thalys or Deutsche Bahn leave for Brussels.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Brussels from Vienna without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Vienna-Cologne and Cologne-Brussels.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Vienna. The bus will drop you off at Cologne South Airport bus station (8.1 mi from Cologne, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Vienna Erdberg bus station (2.3 mi from Vienna) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Cologne. Once arrived in Cologne, take another coach of Eurolines, ALSA or FlixBus that will take you to Brussels bus station ( Belgium).
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Cologne-Brussels will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Vienna and Brussels?

Railway companies
ÖBB provides a rail connection Vienna-Cologne with the train Euronight from Wien Hütteldorf railway station (0.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Köln Hbf at arrival (0.2 mi from centre)
Deutsche Bahn transports passengers on the rail lines from Vienna to Cologne with the train ICE which leaves Wien Westbahnhof station to arrive at Köln Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany) and Cologne-Brussels with the train ICE from Köln Hbf railway station (0.2 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Bruxelles-Midi at arrival (1 mi from centre)
Thalys operates the train journey from Cologne to Brussels with the train which leaves Köln Hbf station to arrive at Bruxelles-Midi railway station ( Belgium)
Airlines
Lufthansa carries out the flights from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of Vienna to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport) and from Frankfurt International FRA airport (located 6.8 mi from Frankfurt am Main, Germany) to Brussels (serving Brussels-Zaventem International BRU airport)
Austrian Airlines flies on the route from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of Vienna to Brussels (arrival at Brussels-Zaventem International BRU airport)
Iran Air schedules the flight from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport (located 11.2 mi from Vienna, Austria) to Frankfurt am Main (serving Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Niki Airlines ensures the flight route from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of Vienna to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Germanwings carries out a flight from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport (located 11.2 mi from Vienna, Austria) to Cologne (serving Cologne Bonn CGN airport)
Brussels Airlines flies on the route from Vienna-Schwechat International VIE airport situated 11.2 mi away from the city centre of Vienna to Brussels (arrival at Brussels-Zaventem International BRU airport)
Bus companies
FlixBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Vienna Erdberg in Vienna and to the one of Cologne South Airport (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany) and between the city of Cologne (serving Köln/Bonn Flughafen bus station at 8.7 mi from centre) and the city of Brussels where the coach will drop you off at Rue du Cardinal Mercier station situated at about 0.1 mi from Brussels city centre.
Eurolines is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Koln in Cologne and to the one of Bruxelles-Nord ( Belgium)
The coach company ALSA carries out the route between the city of Cologne (serving Koln bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Brussels where the coach will drop you off at Bruxelles-Nord station situated at about 1.1 mi from Brussels city centre.
The network of Hellö includes a coach line from the bus station of (VIB) Vienna International Busterminal in Vienna and to the one of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (Hesse Germany)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Cologne-Brussels (114.3 mi)

Stop cities from Vienna or cities to visit near Brussels

When travelling from Brussels to Vienna by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Cologne located at 114 mi from Brussels, Frankfurt am Main (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Brussels or back to Vienna, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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