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There are 5 ways to get from Thionville to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare or car

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

  1. Take the train from Arlon to Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi

3 alternative options

Bus via Brussels-North train station

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Brussels-North train station

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Thionville to Brussels

Drive

  1. Drive from Thionville to Brussels
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International entry into Belgium from France

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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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, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from France
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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 Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 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), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, San Marino, South Africa, Vatican, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 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), Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 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)
  • COVID-19 test 7 days after arrival
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed from France.

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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 France from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Thionville to Brussels is to bus which costs €9 - €12 and takes 4h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Thionville to Brussels is to drive. Taking this option will cost €29 - €45 and takes 2h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thionville to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Thionville, Foch Kiosque and arriving at Brussels, Gare du Midi via Howald, Ronneboesch and Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Thionville to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Thionville and arriving at Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg via Luxembourg, Gare Centrale and Arlon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 47m.

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The distance between Thionville and Brussels is 210 km. The road distance is 245.2 km.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €25 - €55.

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It takes approximately 4h 47m to get from Thionville to Brussels, including transfers.

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Thionville to Brussels bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière.

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Thionville to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Arlon station.

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The best way to get from Thionville to Brussels is to train which takes 4h 47m and costs €25 - €55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 4h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Thionville to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 210.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 47m

What companies run services between Thionville, Grand Est, France and Brussels, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Arlon to Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg hourly. Tickets cost €17 - €25 and the journey takes 2h 28m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi once daily. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Arlon to Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €25
1st Class
€26 - €40
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
RegioJet
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.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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 Thionville to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Thionville to Brussels bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Brussels, Gare du Midi station.

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Thionville to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bru.-Luxemburg/brux.-Luxembourg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thionville to Brussels is 245 km. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Thionville to Brussels.

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

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