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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 24m

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

75€ - 160€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h

  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 / ...

12€ - 20€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Brussels 304.5 km

19€

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Brussels 302.3 km

30€ - 50€

Fly  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

89€ - 568€

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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
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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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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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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Brussels is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4h.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs 75€ - 160€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 24m.

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The distance between Paris and Brussels is 264 km. The road distance is 302.3 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs 75€ - 160€.

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The train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 1h 24m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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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 1h 24m and costs 75€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4h, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 600€ and takes 3h 56m.

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  • Distance: 263.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi every 3 hours. Tickets cost 75€ - 160€ and the journey takes 1h 24m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 4h. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 1500€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Bus operators
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€
Book at
blablacar.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 302 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m 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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Book your Paris to Brussels train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Paris to Brussels bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2268+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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