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There are 6 ways to get from Port of Dover to Brussels by train, car ferry, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil

€142 - €421

Cheapest option

Car ferry, train, bus  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe Ter
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station

€44 - €76

4 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Take the train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres Ter
  3. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. Ic / ...

€107 - €165

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

€92 - €264

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€282 - €745

Train to London City, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LCY - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

€165 - €443

Port of Dover to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Port of Dover and Brussels is around 3h 16m and covers a distance of around 495 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 16m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service and Eurostar, the Port of Dover to Brussels train service departs from Dover Priory and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 16m
Fastest train time:
3h 16m
Train distance:
495 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€142
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:49
Last train departs at:
09:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Port of Dover to Brussels train schedules

United Kingdom → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from 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), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

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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
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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 with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area and Cyprus
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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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


No, entry into Belgium from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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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: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Port of Dover to Brussels is to car ferry and train and bus which costs £35 - £65 and takes 6h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Port of Dover to Brussels is to train which takes 4h 6m and costs £120 - £360.

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No, there is no direct train from Port of Dover to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Port of Dover and Brussels is 213 km.

The best way to get from Port of Dover to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 4h 6m and costs £120 - £360.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Port of Dover to Brussels, including transfers.

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Port of Dover to Brussels train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Port of Dover to Brussels train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Rwandair Express, British Airways and Brussels Airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Map of how to get from Port of Dover to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 213.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Port of Dover, England and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Port of Dover to Brussels via St Pancras International and London St Pancras Eurostar in around 4h 6m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€40 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€35 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €70
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€290 - €330
Standard
€65 - €80
Standard Premier
€110 - €140
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 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Rail 1st Class
€22 - €35
Train from Calais Ville to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€13 - €20
Rail 1st Class
€21 - €35
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€14 - €21
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
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 Lille to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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 Lille to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
flibco.com
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Lille Boulevard de Turin to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €27
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Ferry operators

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