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There are 6 ways to get from Peterlee to Brussels by train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Brussels

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Night bus  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the night bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge to Heathrow Central Bus Station M15
  2. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station N815

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 17m

  1. Drive from Peterlee to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Brussels

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 56m

  1. Drive from Peterlee to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Brussels

Fly  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Brussels (BRU) MME - BRU

Peterlee to Brussels by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Peterlee and Brussels is around 9h 25m and covers a distance of around 790 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 9m. Operated by Go North East, Northern Rail, LNER and others, the Peterlee to Brussels service departs from Peterlee A19 Burnhope Way Slip Road North and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 24m
Layover time:
4h
Total time:
9h 25m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 9m
Journey distance:
790 km
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€144
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:47
Last service departs at:
21:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Peterlee to Brussels bus, walk and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
United Kingdom → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • 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
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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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
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from United Kingdom.

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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 United Kingdom from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Peterlee to Brussels is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £23 - £35 and takes 15h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Peterlee to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 43m and costs £110 - £320.

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No, there is no direct bus from Peterlee to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Peterlee A19 Burnhope Way Slip Road North and arriving at Brussels via Middlesbrough and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 10m.

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The distance between Peterlee and Brussels is 578 km.

The best way to get from Peterlee to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 7h 15m and costs £120 - £600.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Peterlee to Brussels, including transfers.

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Peterlee to Brussels bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Middlesbrough station.

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The best way to get from Peterlee to Brussels is to train which takes 7h 15m and costs £120 - £600. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £110 - £320 and takes 4h 43m.

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There is no direct flight from Durham Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Peterlee to Brussels bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Brussels station.

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Map of how to get from Peterlee to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 578.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Peterlee, England and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Peterlee to Brussels via Teesdale Riverside College, Thornaby, Darlington, London Kings Cross, and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 7h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Peterlee to Brussels via Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge, Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London Victoria Coach Station, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 19h 30m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Durham to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Darlington to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single
€120 - €180
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€200 - €290
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Middlesbrough to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Megabus 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
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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Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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Brussels is 1h ahead of Peterlee. It is currently 3:03 PM in Peterlee and 4:03 PM in Brussels.

Loganair, Brussels Airlines and KLM offer flights from Durham Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Peterlee to Durham Airport is to taxi which takes 29 min and costs £55 - £70.

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