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There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Balen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central Thalys
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Mol Ic / ...

€95 - €185

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Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Elsene VUB Gebouw M inrit 11 to Beringen Bogaersveld perron 1 179

€20 - €32

4 alternative options

Train via Brussels  •  4h 27m

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

€92 - €178

Bus, train  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Brussels-North train station 801 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Hasselt Ic / ...

€31 - €43

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Balen 390.9 km

€40 - €65

Fly, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Mol

€91 - €296

Paris to Balen by train

The train journey time between Paris and Balen is around 5h 7m and covers a distance of around 414 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 47m. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Paris to Balen train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Balen. Typically 38 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 7m
Fastest train time:
3h 47m
Trains per week:
38
Cheapest price:
€95
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:53
Last train departs at:
20:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Balen train schedules

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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Balen is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Balen is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Balen is to bus which costs €20 - €35 and takes 9h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Balen is to drive which takes 3h 45m and costs €40 - €65.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Balen station. However, there are services departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Balen Station via Gare Du Midi, Luxembourg, Elsene VUB Gebouw M inrit 11 and Beringen Bogaersveld perron 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Balen. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Balen via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Mol. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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The distance between Paris and Balen is 326 km. The road distance is 390.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Balen without a car is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs €95 - €190.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Paris to Balen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Balen is to train which takes 4h 15m and costs €95 - €190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €20 - €35 and takes 9h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Balen.
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  • Distance: 326.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Balen, Flanders, Belgium?

You can take a train from Paris to Balen via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Mol in around 4h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Balen via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, Gare Du Midi, Luxembourg, Etterbeek Gare, Elsene VUB Gebouw M inrit 11, and Beringen Bogaersveld perron 1 in around 9h 15m.

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 Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €170
Website
Thalys
Standard
€85 - €120
Comfort
€95 - €130
Premium
€120 - €170
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 Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Mol
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€7 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €16
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Hasselt
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Mol
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €20
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blablabus
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Elsene VUB Gebouw M inrit 11 to Beringen Bogaersveld perron 1
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3

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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 Balen bus services, operated by De Lijn, arrive at Beringen Bogaersveld perron 1 station.

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Paris to Balen train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Mol station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Balen is 391 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Paris to Balen.

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

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Book your Paris to Balen train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Balen. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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