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There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Manchester by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train 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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Intl
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

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Bus via Brussels-North train station

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Shudehill Interchange

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Brussels to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Manchester

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Brussels to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Manchester

Fly Brussels to Manchester

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Manchester (MAN)

Bus to Charleroi, fly to Manchester

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Manchester (MAN)

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Manchester

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

Fly Brussels to Birmingham, train

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly
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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Belgium

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Yes, entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Manchester is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Manchester is subject to regional advice.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, returning to Belgium from United Kingdom is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Manchester is to bus which costs €21 - €35 and takes 11h 20m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels to Manchester is to fly which takes 4h and costs €55 - €220.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Manchester station. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Gare du Midi and arriving at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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The distance between Brussels and Manchester is 335 miles.

The best way to get from Brussels to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs €180 - €650.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Brussels to Manchester, including transfers.

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Brussels to Manchester bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Manchester train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Manchester is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs €180 - €650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €35 and takes 11h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €55 - €220 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 334.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Manchester, England?

You can take a train from Brussels to Manchester via London St Pancras Intl, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 4h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Manchester via London, Victoria Green Line Station and London Victoria Coach Station in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £400
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£10 - £110
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £250
Flights from Brussels to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £490
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £170
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£27 - £290
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£50 - £75
Comfort
£60 - £85
Premium
£75 - £110
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
RegioJet
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Blablabus
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Megabus UK
flibco
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£14
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Brussels to Manchester bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Manchester Shudehill Interchange station.

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Manchester is 1h behind Brussels. It is currently 6:40 AM in Brussels and 5:40 AM in Manchester.

Brussels to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, British Airways and KLM offer flights from Brussels Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Book your Brussels to Manchester bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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