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There are 8 ways to get from Gatwick Airport to Brussels by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station

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Train, night bus

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Gatwick Airport to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Brussels

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Gatwick Airport to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Brussels

Fly London Gatwick to Brussels

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU)

Fly London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU)

Gatwick Airport to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Gatwick Airport and Brussels is around 3h 48m and covers a distance of around 418 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Thameslink and Eurostar, the Gatwick Airport to Brussels train service departs from Gatwick Airport and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

21 Weekly Trains
3h 48m Average Duration
€116 Cheapest Price
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Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brussels is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Gatwick Airport to Brussels is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 10h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Gatwick Airport to Brussels is to fly which costs £50 - £290 and takes 3h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gatwick Airport to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport and arriving at Brussels-North train station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gatwick Airport to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via London St Pancras Intl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Gatwick Airport and Brussels is 317 km.

The best way to get from Gatwick Airport to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs £95 - £320.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Gatwick Airport to Brussels, including transfers.

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Gatwick Airport to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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Gatwick Airport to Brussels train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from Gatwick Airport to Brussels is to train which takes 3h 48m and costs £95 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 10h 20m, you could also fly, which costs £50 - £290 and takes 3h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Gatwick Airport to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 317.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

What companies run services between Gatwick Airport, England and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Gatwick Airport to Brussels via London St Pancras International LL and London St Pancras Intl in around 3h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost €20 - €25 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €410
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1000
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €950
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €1000
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €450
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €800
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Riga
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Porto
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €430
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€1000 - €2300
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
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
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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.
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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 London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Gatwick Airport to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels is 1h ahead of Gatwick Airport. It is currently 6:15 AM in Gatwick Airport and 7:15 AM in Brussels.

Gatwick Airport to Brussels train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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TAP Portugal, Brussels Airlines, British Airways and eight other airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Brussels Airport.

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