There are 10 ways to get from France to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha / ...

$86 - $122

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Brussels, Brussels-North station 801 / ...

$19 - $31

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Brussels-North

$29 - $87

Rideshare  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Brussels 190.5 miles

$21

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Brussels 191.6 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Paris CDG  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

$86 - $313

Fly from Strasbourg  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Brussels (BRU) SXB - BRU

$84 - $325

Fly from Nantes  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Brussels (BRU) NTE - BRU

$61 - $243

Fly from Nice  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Brussels (BRU) NCE - BRU

$56 - $218

Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU

$52 - $240

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from France to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Petit Pont and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from France to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame and arriving at Bruxelles Midi via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between France and Brussels is 505 km. The road distance is 306.5 km.

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The best way to get from France to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from France to Brussels, including transfers.

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France to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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France to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from France to Brussels is to train which takes 2 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from France to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 315.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

What companies run services between France and Brussels, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Brussels every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Brussels every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $29 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Nantes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Nice to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Brussels-North
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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France to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Bruxelles Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Brussels is 306 km. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from France to Brussels.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 951+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from France to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40 min and costs .

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