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There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Palace of Laeken by train, bus, car, plane or tram

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Train  •  1h 59m

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

81€ - 158€

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Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  4h 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 / ...

15€ - 23€

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Bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Brussels-North train station 801 / ...

18€ - 23€

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Palace of Laeken 310.4 km

30€ - 50€

Fly, line 55 tram  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the line 55 tram from Gare Du Nord to Docks Bruxsel

92€ - 571€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Palace of Laeken is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Palace of Laeken is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Palace of Laeken is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Palace of Laeken is to bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 4h 43m.

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The fastest way to get from Paris to Palace of Laeken is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs 80€ - 160€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Palace of Laeken. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Brussel Koninklijke Serres via Brussel Noord opstaphalte. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Palace of Laeken. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Bockstael via Gare Du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 59m.

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The distance between Paris and Palace of Laeken is 268 km. The road distance is 310.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Palace of Laeken without a car is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs 80€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 1h 59m to get from Paris to Palace of Laeken, including transfers.

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Paris to Palace of Laeken bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Paris to Palace of Laeken train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Palace of Laeken is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs 80€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station, which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 4h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Palace of Laeken.
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  • Distance: 267.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 59m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Palace of Laeken, 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 23m. 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 23m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Tram from Gare Du Nord to Docks Bruxsel
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
3€
Website
STIB
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
Bus from Paris to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
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 Palace of Laeken bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Palace of Laeken is 310 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Paris to Palace of Laeken.

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

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There are 1309+ hotels available in Palace of Laeken. 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 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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