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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Brussels by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 48m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Brussels (BRU) BCN - BRU

33€ - 154€

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Train via Paris  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

163€ - 280€

Train  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

205€ - 288€

Bus  •  19h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Barcelona Nord - Bus Station > Montpellier > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station / ...

40€ - 80€

Drive  •  12h 29m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Brussels 1339.6 km

140€ - 210€

Barcelona to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Brussels is around 11h 16m and covers a distance of around 1392 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 42m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, Transilien and Thalys, the Barcelona to Brussels train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cost-effective way to get from Barcelona to Brussels is to bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 19h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Brussels is to fly which costs 30€ - 160€ and takes 4h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 22m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Brussels is 1066 km. The road distance is 1339.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Brussels without a car is to train via Paris which takes 9h 22m and costs 160€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Barcelona to Brussels, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to Brussels train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 48m and costs 30€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs 160€ - 280€ and takes 9h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 19h 25m.

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  • Distance: 1065.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Brussels, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines fly from Barcelona to Brussels every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Brussels via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord in around 9h 22m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Perpignan to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
200€ - 240€
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 Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
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 Barcelona to Paris
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Barcelona to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Barcelona to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Brussels is 1340 km. It takes approximately 12h 29m to drive from Barcelona to Brussels.

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Iberia, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Brussels Airport.

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