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There are 5 ways to get from Aalst to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Alost / Aalst to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Thalys

80€ - 167€

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Bus  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

18€ - 30€

3 alternative options

Line 214 bus, bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the line 214 bus from Aalst Zeeberg to Brussel Noord afstaphalte 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Paris 801 / ...

18€ - 22€

Drive  •  2h 53m

  1. Drive from Aalst to Paris Gallieni 306.9 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Alost / Aalst to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

83€ - 282€

Aalst to Paris by train

The train journey time between Aalst and Paris is around 2h 17m and covers a distance of around 336 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 55m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Thalys, the Aalst to Paris train service departs from Alost / Aalst and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 72 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 17m
Fastest train time:
1h 55m
Trains per week:
72
Cheapest price:
80€
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:44
Last train departs at:
20:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aalst to Paris train schedules

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  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from France.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aalst to Paris is to line 214 bus and bus which costs 17€ - 23€ and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Aalst to Paris is to train which costs 80€ - 170€ and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aalst to Paris. However, there are services departing from Aalst Zeeberg and arriving at Paris via Brussels-North train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aalst to Paris. However, there are services departing from Alost / Aalst and arriving at Paris Nord via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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It is 261 km from Aalst to Paris. It is approximately 306.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Aalst to Paris without a car is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs 80€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Aalst to Paris, including transfers.

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Aalst to Paris bus services, operated by De Lijn, depart from Aalst Zeeberg station.

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Aalst to Paris train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Alost / Aalst station.

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The best way to get from Aalst to Paris is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs 80€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 30€ and takes 5h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Aalst to Paris.
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  • Distance: 260.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Aalst, Belgium and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Aalst to Paris via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 40m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 4h. FlixBus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 440€
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Alost / Aalst to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
1st Class
7€ - 11€
Train from Alost / Aalst to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 14€
1st Class
15€ - 18€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Aalst Zeeberg to Brussel Noord afstaphalte
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€

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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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Aalst to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Aalst to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aalst to Paris is 307 km. It takes approximately 2h 53m to drive from Aalst to Paris.

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

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