There are 6 ways to get from Rouen to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car 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.

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Train via Paris  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare Ter
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

99€ - 199€

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Rouen, Rouen to Brussels, Brussels-North station 713 / ...

19€ - 24€

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Lille Flandres Ter
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv / ...

67€ - 399€

Rideshare  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the rideshare from Rouen to Brussels 342.2 km

22€

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Rouen to Brussels 341.4 km

40€ - 60€

Train, fly  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

106€ - 337€

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The cheapest way to get from Rouen to Brussels is to bus which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Rouen to Brussels is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 3h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rouen, Rouen and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rouen to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Rouen Rive Droite and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Haussmann St Lazare and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Rouen and Brussels is 279 km. The road distance is 341.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Brussels without a car is to train via Paris which takes 3h 48m and costs 95€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Rouen to Brussels, including transfers.

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Rouen to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rouen, Rouen station.

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Rouen to Brussels train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Rouen Rive Droite station.

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Map of how to get from Rouen to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 279.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

What companies run services between Rouen, France and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Rouen to Brussels via Paris St Lazare, Haussmann St Lazare, Magenta, and Paris Nord in around 3h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rouen, Rouen to Brussels, Brussels-North station once daily. Tickets cost 19€ - 24€ and the journey takes 5h 50m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
280€ - 1200€
Train operators
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 Rouen Rive Droite to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 25€
1st Class
34€ - 36€
Train from Rouen Rive Droite to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 45€
1st Class
60€ - 70€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
32€ - 38€
1st Class
27€ - 32€
Bus operators
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 Rouen, Rouen to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rouen to Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
22€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Rouen to Brussels is to train via Paris which takes 3h 48m and costs 95€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Rouen to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Rouen to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rouen to Brussels is 341 km. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Rouen to Brussels.

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

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Book your Rouen to Brussels bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1290+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rouen and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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