There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Rouen by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train Thalys  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite Ic

$113 - $157

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rouen, Rouen 713 / ...

$21 - $35

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Bus Isilines  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Rouen

$22 - $29

Train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Rouen-Rive-Droite

$50 - $78

Rideshare  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Rouen 212.1 miles

$24

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Rouen 211.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite

$114 - $357

Fly to Rouen  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rouen (URO) BRU - URO

$116 - $413

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Rouen, Rouen. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Rouen. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Rouen-Rive-Droite via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Rouen is 279 km. The road distance is 339 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rouen without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Brussels to Rouen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Rouen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Rouen train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Rouen is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Brussels to Rouen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rouen, Rouen station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Rouen.
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  • Distance: 174.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Rouen, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Rouen via Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 3 h 13 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Rouen once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Rouen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Rouen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Rouen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
Train from Lille Flandres to Rouen-Rive-Droite
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $85
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Rouen, Rouen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Rouen
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Rouen
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Brussels to Rouen train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Rouen-Rive-Droite station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Rouen is 339 km. It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to drive from Brussels to Rouen.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Brussels Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Rouen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 272+ hotels available in Rouen. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Rouen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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