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There are 9 ways to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry 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.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

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Bus, bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Brussels

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bristol City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Bristol Temple Meads to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Brussels

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Bristol Temple Meads to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Brussels

Fly Bristol to Brussels

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU)

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU)

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU)

Fly Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels by train and subway

The journey time between Bristol Temple Meads and Brussels is around 4h 28m and covers a distance of around 565 km. This includes an average layover time of around 41 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 45m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube) and Eurostar, the Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels service departs from Bristol Temple Meads and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 47m
Layover time:
41 min
Total time:
4h 28m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 45m
Journey distance:
565 km
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€153
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
22:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Belgium
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Belgium.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £19 - £28 and takes 10h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels is to train which costs £130 - £360 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Temple Meads Stn and arriving at Brussels via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Paddington and London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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It is approximately 488 km to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels.

The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs £130 - £360.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels, including transfers.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bristol City Centre station.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels is to train which takes 5h and costs £130 - £360. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 12h 53m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £120 and takes 6h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 487.8 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Bristol Temple Meads, England and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 5h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels via Bristol City Centre and London Victoria Coach Station in around 12h 53m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €240
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€95 - €150
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Bristol City Centre to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels is 1h ahead of Bristol Temple Meads. It is currently 5:38 PM in Bristol Temple Meads and 6:38 PM in Brussels.

Bristol Temple Meads to Brussels train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Hainan and four other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 424+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Airport is to shuttle which takes 19 min and costs £7.

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