There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg Ic

$138 - $191

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Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen 713 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville Ouibus

$32 - $53

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Train, bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Caen
  3. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg Ic

$52 - $93

Drive  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville 371.5 miles

$75 - $120

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg

$139 - $392

Fly to Caen, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Caen (CFR) BRU - CFR
  2. Take the train from Caen to Cherbourg

$170 - $709

Fly to Rennes, train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Rennes (RNS) BRU - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Lison(F)
  3. Take the train from Lison(F) to Cherbourg

$166 - $645

Fly to Bristol, train, car ferry  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bristol (BRS) BRU - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea
  3. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg

$155 - $476

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Cherbourg-Octeville via Caen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Cherbourg via Magenta and Paris St Lazare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Cherbourg-Octeville is 445 km. The road distance is 594.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville without a car is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville, including transfers.

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Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville is to train which takes 5 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 20 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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Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Cherbourg-Octeville station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville.
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  • Distance: 278 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Cherbourg-Octeville, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville via Paris-Nord, Magenta, Haussmann St Lazare, and Paris St Lazare in around 5 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville via Caen in around 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Brussels to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Nuremberg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Brussels to Caen via Frankfurt, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Brussels to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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
$110 - $160
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Train from Caen to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Rennes to Lison(F)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Lison(F) to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Moeskroen / Mouscron
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $26
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Caen
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Caen to Cherbourg-Octeville
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lille to Caen
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Cherbourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville is 594 km. It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to drive from Brussels to Cherbourg-Octeville.

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

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There are 148+ hotels available in Cherbourg-Octeville. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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