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

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Train  •  3h 15m

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

€91 - €179

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Bus via Leuven  •  7h 43m

  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 Leuven Station Perron 15 to Geel Stadspark 306

€17 - €29

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the bus from Mechelen Station perron 11 to Geel Stadspark 510

€83 - €165

Bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Brussels-North train station 801 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mechelen Station perron 11 to Geel Stadspark 510

€22 - €30

Drive  •  3h 39m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Geel 383 km

€40 - €65

Fly, train  •  5h 25m

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

€88 - €290

Paris to Geel by train

The train journey time between Paris and Geel is around 3h 48m and covers a distance of around 400 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 29m. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Paris to Geel train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Geel. Typically 38 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 48m
Fastest train time:
3h 29m
Trains per week:
38
Cheapest price:
€91
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 Geel train schedules

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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geel is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Geel is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Geel is to bus via Leuven which costs €17 - €29 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Geel is to train which costs €90 - €180 and takes 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Geel. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Geel via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Paris and Geel is 318 km. The road distance is 383 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Geel without a car is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €90 - €180.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Paris to Geel, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Geel is to train which takes 3h 15m and costs €90 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €30 and takes 6h 57m.

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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 Geel train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Geel station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Geel.
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  • Distance: 318.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Geel via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Geel via Brussels-North train station, Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord, Malines / Mechelen, and Mechelen Station perron 11 in around 6h 57m.

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 Geel
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Anvers-Berchem / Antwerpen-Berchem to Geel
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Bus operators
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Mechelen Station perron 11 to Geel Stadspark
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Leuven Station Perron 15 to Geel Stadspark
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Geel is 383 km. It takes approximately 3h 39m to drive from Paris to Geel.

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

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Book your Paris to Geel train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Geel. 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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