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    11hr 57m

Travelling from Brussels to Bratislava by train

Fast trains from Brussels to Bratislava take around 11 hours and 57 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 968 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brussels and Bratislava.

Are there direct trains from Brussels to Bratislava?

Journeys between Brussels and Bratislava usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Brussels to Bratislava every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 8 departures.

How long is the train journey from Brussels to Bratislava?

The Brussels to Bratislava train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 57 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Brussels to Bratislava train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Bratislava is usually scheduled to depart Brussels around 06:25 and the last train is around 20:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brussels around 06:25, and the last at 19:28.

When to book Brussels to Bratislava train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Brussels to Bratislava by train.

Which train companies operate between Brussels and Bratislava?

More than one train company operates on the route from Brussels to Bratislava, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • RegionalExpress
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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