There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux Ter / ...

121€ - 184€

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Bus  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N769
  2. Take the bus from Lyon, Perrache to Saint-Etienne 254 / ...

44€ - 64€

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Bus via Dijon  •  13h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Dijon 530
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Saint-Etienne 95

50€ - 71€

Drive  •  7h 34m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Saint-Étienne 769.1 km

90€ - 140€

Fly Brussels to Lyon, train  •  5h 34m

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

99€ - 320€

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 55m

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

101€ - 620€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lyon (LYS) AMS - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux

138€ - 380€

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  8h

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux

119€ - 360€

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 13h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to train which costs 120€ - 190€ and takes 4h 53m.

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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, Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at St Etienne Chateaucreux via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Brussels and Saint-Étienne is 602 km. The road distance is 769.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne without a car is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to train which takes 4h 53m and costs 120€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 13h 25m.

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  • Distance: 602.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Saint-Étienne via Lyon Part Dieu in around 4h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Saint-Étienne via Lyon, Lyon Perrache and Lyon, Perrache in around 13h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 480€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 450€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 450€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 260€
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
26€ - 31€
1st Class
20€ - 24€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
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 Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Chateaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 23€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 13€
Rail 1st Class
15€ - 23€
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
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Saint-Étienne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon, Perrache to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Dijon
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Dijon to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Blablabus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Lyon to Saint Etienne
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Brussels to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Etienne Chateaucreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Saint-Étienne is 769 km. It takes approximately 7h 34m to drive from Brussels to Saint-Étienne.

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

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There are 310+ hotels available in Saint-Étienne. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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