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There are 8 ways to get from Belgium to France by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys

$88 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Paris, Paris 801 / ...

$20 - $32

6 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni

$32 - $85

Rideshare  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Paris 189.5 miles

$20 - $23

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Brussels to Paris 190.6 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Paris CDG  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

$87 - $313

Fly to Strasbourg  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Strasbourg (SXB) BRU - SXB

$84 - $325

Fly to Lyon  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS

$54 - $241

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The cheapest way to get from Belgium to France is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 20€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belgium to France is to train which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belgium station to France. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Belgium and France is 493 km. The road distance is 304.9 km.

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The best way to get from Belgium to France without a car is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Belgium to France, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Belgium to France is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 28€ and takes 4 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 3 h 3 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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Belgium to France bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris, Paris station.

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Map of how to get from Belgium to France.
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  • Distance: 308.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between Belgium and France?

Thalys operates a train from Brussels to Paris every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Paris every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
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
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 Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Paris
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Belgium to France is 305 km. It takes approximately 3 h to drive from Belgium to France.

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

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There are 48+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Belgium and France. 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 Belgium to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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