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There are 7 ways to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux K100 / ...

€121 - €184

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Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels South to Lyon Perrache N769
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière Ctx110

€42 - €52

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Drive  •  7h 31m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Saint-Étienne 767.6 km

€80 - €130

Fly Brussels to Lyon, train  •  5h 18m

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

€61 - €301

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly to Lyon, train  •  5h 36m

  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 Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

€103 - €566

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 49m

  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 Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

€133 - €350

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  7h 44m

  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 Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

€94 - €212

Brussels to Saint-Étienne by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Saint-Étienne is around 5h 54m and covers a distance of around 810 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 42m. Operated by TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and SNCF, the Brussels to Saint-Étienne train service departs from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arrives in Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux. Typically 40 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 54m
Fastest train time:
4h 42m
Trains per week:
40
Cheapest price:
€135
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:37
Last train departs at:
19:17

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Saint-Étienne train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Saint-Étienne is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Saint-Étienne is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Saint-Étienne is 1 metre.

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The most affordable way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne is to train which costs €120 - €190 and takes 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Brussels South and arriving at St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière via Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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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 Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 45m.

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The distance between Brussels and Saint-Étienne is 602 km. The road distance is 767.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne without a car is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs €120 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m 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 South 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 45m and costs €120 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 12h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Saint-Étienne.
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  • Distance: 602.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Saint-Étienne via Lyon Perrache in around 12h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €190
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
€140 - €370
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
4 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 3 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
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
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 South to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Lyon Perrache to St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB

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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 Swiss PostAuto, arrive at St-Etienne-Châtcrx. G Routière station.

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Brussels to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Saint-Étienne is 768 km. It takes approximately 7h 31m to drive from Brussels to Saint-Étienne.

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

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There are 54+ hotels available in Saint-Étienne. Prices start at €75 per night.

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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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