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There are 5 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Belgium by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 8m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

€80 - €166

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€15 - €23

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Brussels 304.5 km

€19

Drive  •  2h 59m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Brussels 307.6 km

€30 - €50

Fly  •  4h 8m

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

€89 - €249

Gare de Lyon to Belgium by train and tram

The journey time between Gare de Lyon and Belgium is around 1h 48m and covers a distance of around 314 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 42m. Operated by Transilien, Thalys and STIB, the Gare de Lyon to Belgium service departs from Paris Gare De Lyon and arrives in Bourse. Typically 75 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 48m
Fastest journey time:
1h 42m
Journey distance:
314 km
Services per week:
75
Cheapest price:
€80
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:28
Last service departs at:
21:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Belgium train and tram schedules

France → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belgium is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Belgium is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Belgium 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, but conditions apply when returning to France from Belgium.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Belgium is to rideshare which costs €19 and takes 4h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Belgium is to train. Taking this option will cost €80 - €170 and takes 2h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare de Lyon to Belgium. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Bourse via Paris Nord and Gare Du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 8m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Belgium is 259 km. The road distance is 307.6 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs €80 - €170.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Gare de Lyon to Belgium, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Belgium train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Belgium is to train which takes 2h 8m and costs €80 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €23 and takes 4h 23m, you could also fly, which costs €85 - €250 and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Gare de Lyon to Belgium train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 258.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi hourly. Tickets cost €75 - €160 and the journey takes 1h 22m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station every 2 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 3h 50m. FlixBus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Belgium is 308 km. It takes approximately 2h 59m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Belgium.

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

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There are 58+ hotels available in Belgium. Prices start at €75 per night.

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

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