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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne by train, bus, car 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 via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St Etienne Châteaucreux Tgv

$184 - $222

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Bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N769
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Saint-Etienne Ouibus

$47 - $78

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Train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux Tgv

$258 - $323

Bus, train  •  12h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Lyon
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Perrache to Gare de St-Etienne-le-Clapier Firminy - Lyon-Perrache

$102 - $150

Drive  •  7h 38m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Saint-Étienne 491.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Brussels to Lyon, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$66 - $261

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Lyon (LYS) LIL - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$124 - $385

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$93 - $272

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 5h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Saint-Etienne via Lyon Gare Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at St Etienne Châteaucreux via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 21m.

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The distance between Brussels and Saint-Étienne is 602 km. The road distance is 786.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne without a car is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 160€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne, including transfers.

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Brussels to Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to train which takes 5h 21m and costs 160€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 12h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne.
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  • Distance: 376.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 21m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Saint-Étienne, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Saint-Étienne via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Saint-Étienne via Lyon, Lyon Perrache and Lyon Gare Perrache in around 12h 55m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$220 - $270
1st Class
$280 - $400
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $105
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $46
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
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 Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Gare de Lyon-Perrache to Gare de St-Etienne-le-Clapier
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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 Lyon Gare Perrache to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Lyon
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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

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Brussels to Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Saint-Etienne station.

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Brussels to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at St Etienne Châteaucreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Saint-Étienne is 786 km. It takes approximately 7h 38m to drive from Brussels to Saint-Étienne.

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Air France, Brussels Airlines, Hop! and Lufthansa offer flights from Brussels Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 155+ hotels available in Saint-Étienne. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs 4€ - 18€.

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