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There are 7 ways to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly from Durham

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Brussels (BRU)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station

Train to Newcastle, fly

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Brussels (BRU)

Train

  1. Take the train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Darlington to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Darlington to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Brussels Airport (BRU)

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Darlington to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Brussels Airport (BRU)

Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) by train

37 Weekly Trains
6h 3m Average Duration
€145 Cheapest Price
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United Kingdom → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels Airport (BRU) is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels Airport (BRU) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brussels Airport (BRU) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to bus which costs £23 - £50 and takes 16h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU). However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Brussels - Zaventem Airport via London - Victoria Coach Station and Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU). However, there are services departing from Darlington and arriving at Brussels Airport - Zaventem via London St Pancras Intl and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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It is approximately 572 km to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU).

The best way to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) without a car is to train which takes 6h 3m and costs £120 - £550.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU), including transfers.

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Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Darlington station.

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Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by LNER, depart from Darlington station.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) is to fly which takes 4h 5m and costs £35 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £120 - £550 and takes 6h 3m, you could also bus, which costs £23 - £50 and takes 16h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU).
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  • Distance: 572.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 5m

What companies run services between Darlington, England and Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium?

KLM, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Intl, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 3m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €160
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Newcastle to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €470
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €85
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€5 - €8
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€55 - €85
Train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single
€120 - €180
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€200 - €290
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €29
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
€10 - €15
Off-Peak Day Single
€13 - €21
Anytime Day Single
€18 - €29
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Darlington to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €130
Train from Darlington to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€60 - €75
Anytime Day 1st Class
€130 - €190
East Midlands Railways
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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
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 Darlington to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€159

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There is no direct flight from Durham Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) is 1h ahead of Darlington. It is currently 5:54 AM in Darlington and 6:54 AM in Brussels Airport (BRU).

Darlington to Brussels Airport (BRU) train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Aer Lingus, Ryanair, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Durham Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 414+ hotels available in Brussels Airport (BRU). Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Darlington to Durham Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs £15 - £19.

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