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There are 4 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Genk by train, car or plane

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Train

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

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Train via Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy

  1. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Genk

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Drive

  1. Drive from Gare du Nord to Genk

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU)
  2. Take the train from Leuven to Genk
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), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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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 issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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 (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • 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 and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, San Marino, South Africa, Vatican, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • COVID-19 test 7 days after arrival
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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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

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

The social distance requirement in Genk 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: 1 Dec 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Gare du Nord to Genk is to drive, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Genk is to drive which costs €45 - €70 and takes 3h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gare du Nord to Genk. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Genk via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 41m.

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The distance between Gare du Nord and Genk is 323 km. The road distance is 391.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gare du Nord to Genk without a car is to train which takes 3h 41m and costs €85 - €180.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Gare du Nord to Genk, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare du Nord to Genk is 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 41m to drive from Gare du Nord to Genk.

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  • Distance: 323.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

You can take a train from Gare du Nord to Genk via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 3h 41m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €490
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 Genk
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€17 - €24
Train from Leuven to Genk
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €19
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 Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70

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