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There are 5 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 20m

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

€89 - €171

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bruges N702 / ...

€20 - €29

3 alternative options

Train, line 33 bus  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv B / ...
  2. Take the train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Tourcoing Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Tourcoing to Courtrai Ter
  4. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...
  5. Take the line 33 bus from Brugge Station perron 10 to Blankenberge Oude Steenweg 33

€86 - €164

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge 301 km

€30 - €50

Fly, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Blankenberge

€100 - €262

Gare du Nord to Blankenberge by train

The train journey time between Gare du Nord and Blankenberge is around 3h 23m and covers a distance of around 415 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 38m. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Gare du Nord to Blankenberge train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Blankenberge. Typically 61 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 23m
Fastest train time:
2h 38m
Train distance:
415 km
Trains per week:
61
Cheapest price:
€89
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:55
Last train departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare du Nord to Blankenberge train 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, 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
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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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 Blankenberge is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Blankenberge 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: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge is to bus which costs €20 - €29 and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge station. However, there are services departing from Magenta - Maubeuge and arriving at Blankenberge Station perron 3 via Opera, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Brugge Station perron 10. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Blankenberge via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Blankenberge is 276 km. The road distance is 301 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge without a car is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs €85 - €180.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge, including transfers.

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Gare du Nord to Blankenberge bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle station.

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Gare du Nord to Blankenberge train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs €85 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €29 and takes 7h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge.
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  • Distance: 276 km
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Blankenberge, Belgium?

You can take a train from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bruges once daily. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 3h 50m.

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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Blankenberge
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Paris Nord to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RATP Paris
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 Paris-Nord to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €26
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Tourcoing
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €110
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 Tourcoing to Courtrai
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€4 - €6
Rail 1st Class
€10 - €15
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Station perron 10 to Blankenberge Oude Steenweg
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bruges
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Gare du Nord to Blankenberge bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Gare du Nord to Blankenberge train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Blankenberge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Blankenberge is 301 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Gare du Nord to Blankenberge.

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