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There are 9 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Brussels by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Stockport to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est

$169 - $367

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Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus / ...

$34 - $45

7 alternative options

Train via Nottingham  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi

$159 - $344

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Brussels

$256 - $295

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Brussels

$110 - $162

Line 101 bus to Manchester, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU

$57 - $253

Line 101 bus to Manchester, fly to Charleroi  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Charleroi (CRL) MAN - CRL

$42 - $242

Fly Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) MAN - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi

$103 - $292

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Stockport to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU

$98 - $348

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Brussels is to bus which costs £25 - £35 and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Brussels is to line 101 bus and fly which costs £40 - £200 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Platt Ln and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 15 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Brussels is 334 miles.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 6 h and costs £130 - £290.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Greater Manchester to Brussels, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Brussels bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Brussels is to train which takes 6 h and costs £130 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £35 and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Greater Manchester to Brussels bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 333.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Brussels via Levenshulme Stn, Levenshulme, Stockport, London Euston, and London St. Pancras International in around 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Brussels via Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Victoria Coach Station, and London in around 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via Southampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $320
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Train from Stockport to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
National Express
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Moss Side, Alexandra Park to Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Ferry operators

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Brussels is 1 h ahead of Greater Manchester. It is currently 6:44 AM in Greater Manchester and 7:44 AM in Brussels.

Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Brussels Airport.

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