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There are 5 ways to get from Grande-Synthe to Brussels by train, bus, tram or car

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Train  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Dunkerque to Lille Europe Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...

38€ - 363€

Cheapest option

Line 0 tram, train  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the line 0 tram from De Panne Station to Oostende Station tramperron 3 0
  2. Take the train from Ostende / Oostende to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

13€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Michelet to Leffrinckoucke Fort Des Dunes C1
  2. Take the train from La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

Bus  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Dunkerque to Lille 1751
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Lille > Camphin en Pévèle - France > Camphin en Pévèle - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Brussels - Zaventem Airport / ...

15€ - 20€

Drive  •  1h 37m

  1. Drive from Grande-Synthe to Brussels 161.6 km

17€ - 26€

Grande-Synthe to Brussels by buses

The bus journey time between Grande-Synthe and Brussels is around 3h 45m and covers a distance of around 197 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 12m. Operated by Dkbus, FlixBus and Blablabus, the Grande-Synthe to Brussels bus service departs from Michelet and arrives in Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
3h 45m
Fastest bus time:
3h 12m
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
11:33
Last bus departs at:
13:29

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Grande-Synthe to Brussels bus schedules

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Grande-Synthe to Brussels is to line 0 tram and train, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Grande-Synthe to Brussels is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grande-Synthe to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Michelet and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Dunkerque and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 44m.

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The distance between Grande-Synthe and Brussels is 145 km. The road distance is 161.6 km.

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The best way to get from Grande-Synthe to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 35€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Grande-Synthe to Brussels, including transfers.

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Grande-Synthe to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dunkerque station.

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The best way to get from Grande-Synthe to Brussels is to train which takes 3h 29m and costs 35€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 20€ and takes 4h 44m.

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Grande-Synthe to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grande-Synthe to Brussels is 162 km. It takes approximately 1h 37m to drive from Grande-Synthe to Brussels.

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Map of how to get from Grande-Synthe to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 144.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Grande-Synthe, France and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Grande-Synthe to Brussels via Dunkerque Gare, Mole 1, Dunkerque, and Lille Europe in around 3h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Grande-Synthe to Brussels via Dunkerque and Lille in around 4h 44m.

Train operators
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 Dunkerque to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 27€
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 Dunkerque to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 28€
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from La Panne / De Panne to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 16€
Train from Ostende / Oostende to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
18€ - 26€
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Tram from De Panne Station to Oostende Station tramperron 3
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
2€
single ticket
3€
Bus operators
Dkbus
Phone
03 28 59 00 78
Website
dkbus.com
Bus from Michelet to Leffrinckoucke Fort Des Dunes
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Dkbus
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 Dunkerque to Lille
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus

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