There are 11 ways to get from Reading to Belgium by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry, plane, subway or tram

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

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Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est

$89 - $241

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus

$31 - $38

9 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station 702
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station 815 / ...

$33 - $63

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Brussels

$221 - $246

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Brussels

$76 - $112

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

$114 - $286

Train, Tube to London City, fly to Antwerp, line 9 tram  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Antwerp (ANR) LCY - ANR
  4. Take the line 9 tram from Berchem Station perron 13 to Antwerpen Premetrostation Meir

$98 - $341

Train, Tube to London City, fly to Rotterdam  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  4. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal

$127 - $380

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU

$116 - $339

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU

$131 - $373

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) LGW - BRU

$227 - $562

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Belgium is to bus which costs £23 - £30 and takes 9 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Belgium is to train which costs £65 - £190 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The distance between Reading and Belgium is 253 miles.

The best way to get from Reading to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs £65 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Reading to Belgium, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reading to Belgium is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs £65 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £30 and takes 9 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Belgium is 1 h ahead of Reading. It is currently 6:11 PM in Reading and 7:11 PM in Belgium.

Map of how to get from Reading to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 252.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Reading, England and Belgium?

You can take a train from Reading to Brussels via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Gare Du Midi in around 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Reading to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from London City to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate Underground Station to Stratford Underground Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Tram from Berchem Station perron 13 to Antwerpen Premetrostation Meir
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Reading Buses
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Blagrave Street (opp Aquis House) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Website
reading-buses.co.uk
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, CCN, gare du Nord
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Ferry operators

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