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

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Train  •  1h 23m

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

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Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Brussels 304.5 km

4 alternative options

Train via Lille  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...

Bus  •  3h 45m

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

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Paris to Brussels 306.4 km

Fly  •  3h 50m

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

Paris to Brussels by train

242 Weekly Trains
1h 23m Average Duration
€26 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Brussels is to rideshare which costs €19 and takes 3h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs €26 - €150.

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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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 23m.

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The distance between Paris and Brussels is 308 km. The road distance is 306.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs €26 - €150.

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The train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 1h 23m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paris to Brussels bus services, operated by BlaBlaCar Bus, 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 23m and costs €26 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 3h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €110 - €370 and takes 3h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 307.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 23m

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

Thalys operates a train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi hourly. Tickets cost €70 - €150 and the journey takes 1h 23m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, BlaBlaCar Bus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station hourly. Tickets cost €23 - €35 and the journey takes 3h 45m. FlixBus also services this route hourly.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €900
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €150
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€70 - €110
Comfort
€85 - €120
Premium
€110 - €150
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 1 84 94 36 35
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€80 - €120
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €80
Website
https://www.sncf-connect.com/en-en/
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€55 - €80
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
+33 1 84 94 36 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €80
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
https://www.sncf.com/en
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Bus operators
BlaBlaCar Bus

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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/
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).

Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19
Schedules at
blablacar.com

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Paris to Brussels bus services, operated by BlaBlaCar Bus, 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 306 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Paris to Brussels.

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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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