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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord by train, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 57m

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

€78 - €164

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Night bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels-North train station to Paris Charles de Gaulle N803 / ...

€25 - €33

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord 303.3 km

€30 - €50

Fly  •  3h 10m

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

€88 - €245

Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord by train

The train journey time between Brussels Central Station and Gare du Nord is around 1h 32m and covers a distance of around 309 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 30m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Thalys, the Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord train service departs from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 84 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 32m
Fastest train time:
1h 30m
Train distance:
309 km
Trains per week:
84
Cheapest price:
€78
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:35
Last train departs at:
21:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord train schedules

Trains departing Friday, July 30, 2021

Belgium → France
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Conditions of entry into France from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • 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 (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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  • 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 (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Belgium.

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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 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gare du Nord is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gare du Nord is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gare du Nord is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord is to night bus which costs €25 - €35 and takes 5h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs €75 - €170.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord. However, there are services departing from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. and arriving at Paris Nord via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 57m.

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The distance between Brussels Central Station and Gare du Nord is 261 km. The road distance is 303.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord without a car is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs €75 - €170.

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It takes approximately 1h 57m to get from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord, including transfers.

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Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs €75 - €170. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs €85 - €250 and takes 3h 10m.

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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 Central Station to Gare du Nord train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord.
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  • Distance: 261.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 57m

What companies run services between Brussels Central Station, Belgium and Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France?

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord hourly. Tickets cost €75 - €160 and the journey takes 1h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Brussels-North train station to Paris Charles de Gaulle twice daily. Tickets cost €17 - €21 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Train operators
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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Brussels-North train station to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord is 303 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Brussels Central Station to Gare du Nord.

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The best way to get from Brussels Central Station to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs €8 - €10.

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