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There are 11 ways to get from United Kingdom to Brussels by train, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare, car, car train, car ferry, subway or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  3h 7m

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

€102 - €353

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi RegioJet

€13 - €18

9 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Brussels

€14 - €20

Rideshare  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Brussels 320.7 km

€18 - €45

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4h

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

€188 - €207

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 22m

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

€133 - €1348

Subway to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  4h 1m

  1. Take the subway from Charing Cross station to Paddington station
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

€51 - €193

Fly Manchester to Brussels  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU

€44 - €150

Fly Birmingham to Brussels  •  4h 3m

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU

€38 - €310

Fly Manchester to Charleroi  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Charleroi (CRL) MAN - CRL

€27 - €315

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Brussels  •  4h 15m

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

€50 - €240

United Kingdom to Brussels by subway and train

The journey time between United Kingdom and Brussels is around 2h 12m and covers a distance of around 374 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 11m. Operated by London Underground (Tube) and Eurostar, the United Kingdom to Brussels service departs from Leicester Square station and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 12m
Fastest journey time:
2h 11m
Journey distance:
374 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€102
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:52
Last service departs at:
10:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

United Kingdom to Brussels subway and train schedules

United Kingdom → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted 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), 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, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, 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
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, 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, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand 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
  • 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, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, 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, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, 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: 29 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from United Kingdom to Brussels is to bus, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from United Kingdom to Brussels is to train which costs £85 - £300 and takes 3h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from United Kingdom to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross and arriving at Brussels via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from United Kingdom station to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Leicester Square station and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via London St Pancras Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

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The distance between United Kingdom and Brussels is 668 km.

The best way to get from United Kingdom to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs £85 - £300.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from United Kingdom to Brussels, including transfers.

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United Kingdom to Brussels bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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United Kingdom to Brussels train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from United Kingdom to Brussels is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs £85 - £300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 8h 49m, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £130 and takes 4h 6m.

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Map of how to get from United Kingdom to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 667.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between United Kingdom and Brussels, Belgium?

Eurostar operates a train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi 6 times a week. Tickets cost €100 - €350 and the journey takes 2h 1m. Alternatively, Union Ivkoni operates a vehicle from London to Brussels twice a week. Tickets cost €12 - €18 and the journey takes 6h 17m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €320
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €75
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Train operators
Eurostar
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
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Charing Cross station to Paddington station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
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
€100 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190
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 London to Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Brussels is 1h ahead of United Kingdom. It is currently 11:25 AM in United Kingdom and 12:25 PM in Brussels.

United Kingdom to Brussels train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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

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There are 430+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €87 per night.

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

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The best way to get from United Kingdom to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs £5 - £17.

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