Connecting in Brussels

It's easy to connect to a Thalys or ICE train in Brussels Midi/Zuid.

Connecting in Brussels Midi/Zuid

You can travel on to The Netherlands, Germany or any Belgian station by connecting with a Thalys or Deutsche Bahn ICE train in Brussels Midi/Zuid.

You will find all the information you need to make your connection in Brussels below and you can also download our easy to follow guides for onward travel to Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

 From the Eurostar platform:

  • Take the exit between coaches 11 and 16 which brings you down to the main station concourse.
  • Turn left out of the double door
  • Check the departure board for your connecting train (Thalys and ICE usually leave from platforms 3,4, 5 and 6)
  • There’s no check-in so just find your train and get settled in your seat.

On the way back

  • Go to the main station area on the ground floor
  • You'll find the Eurostar check-in under platforms 1 and 2 (opposite Sam’s Café)
  • Get to the Eurostar check-in at least 30 minutes before departure, 10 minutes if you’re travelling Business Premier.

 If you miss your Eurostar, Thalys or ICE connection because of delays with your previous high-speed service, don’t worry. Speak to the train manager before you leave the train and they’ll help you get the next available train.

Travelling on to Germany

Whether you’re looking for art or architecture, fashion or food, Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn can take you there.
To get to Germany, you’ll take a Eurostar train to Brussels, where you’ll make a simple change to a high speed
Intercity Express (ICE) or Thalys train to your destination.

Find all the details below and download our guide to travelling to Germany.

Travel to Aachen
This stunning spa town is home to the Imperial Cathedral - a UNESCO World Heritage site commissioned by Charlemagne himself.

- Best journey time: 3:46
 

Connecting with Thalys

Travel from Brussels to Aachen with Thalys and have a reserved seat all the way. You'll find first and second class carriages on board - Comfort 1 and Comfort 2. Find out more

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Typical route with Thalys

London to Brussels Brussels to Aachen
Depart
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Journey time
Operator
Depart
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Journey time
Operator
08:58 12:05 02:07 Eurostar 13:28 14:38 01:08 Thalys
Connection time: 01:23
Total journey time: 04:38
Aachen to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
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Journey time
Operator
Depart
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Journey time
Operator
09:23 10:32 01:09 Thalys 12:52 14:03 02:11 Eurostar
Connection time: 02:20
Total journey time: 05:40
 

Connecting with Deutsche Bahn

Travel from Brussels to Aachen and your ticket will be valid on any ICE (Intercity Express) train. Just hop on any train on the day of your journey and find an available seat. Find out more

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Typical route with Deutsche Bahn*

London to Brussels Brussels to Aachen
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:50 10:07 02:17 Eurostar 10:25 11:36 01:11 ICE
Connection time: 00:18
Total journey time: 03:46
Aachen to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
08:21 09:35 01:14 ICE 10:56 11:57 02:01 Eurostar
Connection time: 01:21
Total journey time: 04:36

*This timetable is a guide and train times might change. Please check your Deutsche Bahn train times at railteam.eu

Travel to Cologne
The fourth largest city in Germany, spanning the river Rhine, is known for it's world famous gothic cathedral - the country's most visited landmark.

- Best journey time: 4:25
 

Connecting with Thalys

Travel from Brussels to Cologne with Thalys and have a reserved seat all the way. You'll find first and second class carriages on board - Comfort 1 and Comfort 2. Find out more

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Typical route with Thalys

London to Brussels Brussels to Cologne
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
08:58 12:05 02:07 Eurostar 13:28 15:15 01:47 Thalys
Connection time: 01:23
Total journey time: 05:17
Cologne to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
08:44 10:32 01:48 Thalys 12:52 14:03 02:11 Eurostar
Connection time: 02:20
Total journey time: 06:10
 

Connecting with Deutsche Bahn

Travel from Brussels to Cologne and your ticket will be valid on any ICE (Intercity Express) train. Just hop on any train on the day of your journey and find an available seat. Find out more

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Typical route with Deutsche Bahn*

London to Brussels Brussels to Cologne
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:50 10:07 02:17 Eurostar 10:25 12:15 01:50 ICE
Connection time: 00:18
Total journey time: 04:25
Cologne to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
07:43 09:35 01:52 ICE 10:56 11:57 02:01 Eurostar
Connection time: 01:21
Total journey time: 05:14

*This timetable is a guide and train times might change. Please check your Deutsche Bahn train times at railteam.eu

Travel to Frankfurt
Europe's financial capital meets 19th century streets and parks in a real city of contrasts.

- Best journey time: 5:34
 

Connecting with Deutsche Bahn

Travel from Brussels to Frankfurt and your ticket will be valid on any ICE (Intercity Express) train. Just hop on any train on the day of your journey and find an available seat. Find out more

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Typical route with Deutsche Bahn*

London to Brussels Brussels to Frankfurt
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:50 10:07 02:17 Eurostar 10:25 13:24 02:59 ICE
Connection time: 00:18
Total journey time: 05:34
Frankfurt to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:29 09:35 03:06 ICE 10:56 11:57 02:01 Eurostar
Connection time: 01:21
Total journey time: 06:28

*This timetable is a guide and train times might change. Please check your Deutsche Bahn train times at railteam.eu

Travel to Bonn
The former West German capital was the birthplace of Beethoven and classical musical pilgrims can visit the house in which he was born, as well as the city's Museum Mile.

- Best journey time: 5:22
 

Connecting with Deutsche Bahn

Your ticket will be valid on any ICE (Intercity Express) and any IC (Intercity). Just hop on any of these trains on the day of your journey and find an available seat. Find out more

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Typical route with Deutsche Bahn*

London to Brussels Brussels to Cologne Cologne to Bonn
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:50 10:07 02:17 Eurostar 10:25 12:15 01:50 ICE 12:53 13:12 00:19 IC
Connection time: 00:18
Connection time: 00:38
Total journey time: 05:22
Bonn to Cologne Cologne to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:44 07:05 00:21 IC 07:43 09:35 01:52 ICE 10:56 11:57 02:01 Eurostar
Connection time: 00:38
Connection time: 01:21
Total journey time: 06:13

*This timetable is a guide and train times might change. Please check your Deutsche Bahn train times at railteam.eu

Travel to Dusseldorf
Famed as an international business centre, this city is also the home of a fine arts academy, Rhenish Carnival and a massive funfair in July.

- Best journey time: 5:41
 

Connecting with Deutsche Bahn

Your ticket will be valid on any ICE (Intercity Express) and any IC ( Intercity). Just hop on any of these trains on the day of your journey and find an available seat. Find out more

Book Now

Typical route with Deutsche Bahn*

London to Brussels Brussels to Cologne Cologne to Düsseldorf
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:50 10:07 02:17 Eurostar 10:25 12:15 01:50 ICE 13:10 13:31 00:21 IC
Connection time: 00:18
Connection time: 00:55
Total journey time: 05:41
Düsseldorf to Cologne Cologne to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:52 07:15 00:23 IC 07:43 09:35 01:52 ICE 10:56 11:57 02:01 Eurostar
Connection time: 00:28
Connection time: 01:21
Total journey time: 06:05

*This timetable is a guide and train times might change. Please check your Deutsche Bahn train times at railteam.eu

Travel to Munich
Famous for it's beautiful architecture, culture and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration, as well as museums and galleries that rival any in Berlin.

- Best journey time: 9:28
 

Connecting with Deutsche Bahn

Your ticket will be valid on any ICE (Intercity Express) . Just hop on any of these trains on the day of your journey and find an available seat. Find out more

Book Now

Typical route with Deutsche Bahn*

London to Brussels Brussels to Frankfurt Frankfurt to Munich
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:50 10:07 02:17 Eurostar 10:25 13:24 02:59 ICE 13:54 17:18 03:24 ICE
Connection time: 00:18
Connection time: 00:30
Total journey time: 09:28
Munich to Frankfurt Frankfurt to Brussels Brussels to London
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
Depart
Arrive
Journey time
Operator
06:40 10:04 03:24 ICE 10:16 13:35 03:19 ICE 14:56 16:03 02:14 Eurostar
Connection time: 00:12
Connection time: 01:21
Total journey time: 10:30

*This timetable is a guide and train times might change. Please check your Deutsche Bahn train times at railteam.eu

 

Travelling to a different German city?

There are more inviting places to explore in Germany and the simplest way to do it is with Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn. Did you know, we can also take you to Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Essen, Bremen and Duisburg. For further information on these 6 destinations and to book your tickets, call our team on 08432 186 186 or visit our ticket offices at St Pancras International, Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International.

 

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