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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Brussels by train, bus, night bus, car, subway or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 26m

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

€79 - €165

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€14 - €22

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Line 351 bus, train  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Gallieni to Gare Tgv-Sncf 351
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

€58 - €74

Line 351 bus, night bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the line 351 bus from Gallieni to Roissypole 351
  2. Take the night bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brussels-North train station N803 / ...

€19 - €25

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Paris to Brussels 302.6 km

€30 - €50

Line 3 subway, fly  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the line 3 subway from Gallieni to Arts-et-Métiers
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

€80 - €281

Paris to Brussels by subway, train and walk

The journey time between Paris and Brussels is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 318 km. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 52m. Operated by Paris Metro, Transilien and Thalys, the Paris to Brussels service departs from Gallieni and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 70 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 54m
Fastest journey time:
1h 52m
Services per week:
70
Cheapest price:
€79
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:51
Last service departs at:
21:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Brussels subway, train and walk 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, Australia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, 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
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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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
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

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 Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels 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: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Paris to Brussels is to bus, which costs €13 - €23 and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Brussels is to train which costs €75 - €170 and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Menilmontant - Mortier and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Gallieni and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Paris and Brussels is 261 km. The road distance is 302.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs €75 - €170.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Paris to Brussels, including transfers.

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Paris to Brussels bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Brussels is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs €75 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €23 and takes 5h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 260.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between Paris, Île-de-France, France and Brussels, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi hourly. Tickets cost €75 - €160 and the journey takes 1h 22m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station hourly. Tickets cost €12 - €15 and the journey takes 3h 50m. FlixBus also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
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
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 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
Paris Metro
Bus operators
Bus RATP
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Gallieni to Gare Tgv-Sncf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Gallieni to Roissypole
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
ratp.fr
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Paris to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Brussels is 303 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Paris to Brussels.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport.

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