There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Nancy by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train via Paris  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Nancy Tgv / ...

124€ - 240€

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Bus via Nancy  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Nancy BlaBlaBus

13€ - 16€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Nancy N836

18€ - 22€

Train  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Arlon / Aarlen Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Nancy Ter

23€ - 35€

Rideshare  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Nancy 327.9 km

21€

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Nancy 328.1 km

35€ - 60€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Nancy is to bus via Nancy which costs 13€ - 16€ and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Nancy is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Nancy. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Nancy. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Nancy via Paris l'Est. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Brussels and Nancy is 275 km. The road distance is 328.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Nancy without a car is to train via Paris which takes 4h 7m and costs 120€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Brussels to Nancy, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Nancy is to train via Paris which takes 4h 7m and costs 120€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 22€ and takes 5h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Nancy.
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  • Distance: 274.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Nancy, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Nancy via Paris Nord and Paris l'Est in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Nancy 5 times a week. Tickets cost 18€ - 22€ and the journey takes 5h 20m.

Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
TGV inOui
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 l'Est to Nancy
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
75€ - 85€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Arlon / Aarlen
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
17€ - 24€
1st Class
26€ - 40€
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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).

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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 Nancy
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Nancy
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Brussels to Nancy
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Brussels to Nancy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nancy station.

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Brussels to Nancy train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nancy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Nancy is 328 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Brussels to Nancy.

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Book your Brussels to Nancy bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Nancy. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Nancy. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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