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There are 13 ways to get from Wales to Belgium by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington Swansea - London Paddington / ...
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil

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Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff North Road to London Victoria Coach Station Swansea Quadrant Bus Station - London Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station BlaBlaCar / ...

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Bus  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station 815 / ...

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 16m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 38m

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

Train to Manchester, fly to Brussels  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU

Line 4 bus, train to Manchester, fly to Charleroi  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Charleroi (CRL) MAN - CRL

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  5h 26m

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

Fly Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CWL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central

Line 4 bus to Liverpool, fly to Charleroi  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Charleroi (CRL) LPL - CRL

Line 4 bus, train to Liverpool, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
  2. Take the train from Chester to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) LPL - AMS
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

Wales to Belgium by train, subway and tram

The journey time between Wales and Belgium is around 5h 14m and covers a distance of around 609 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 5m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Wales to Belgium service departs from Cardiff Central and arrives in Bourse. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

21 Weekly Services
5h 14m Average Duration
€167 Cheapest Price
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Belgium is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Belgium is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Belgium 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, returning to United Kingdom from Belgium is currently allowed.

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The cost-effective way to get from Wales to Belgium is to bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 12h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Wales to Belgium is to train which costs £140 - £370 and takes 5h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wales to Belgium station. However, there are services departing from Cardiff University and arriving at Brussels-North train station via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wales to Belgium. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Bourse via Paddington, London St Pancras Intl and Gare Du Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 14m.

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The distance between Wales and Belgium is 610 km.

The best way to get from Wales to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs £140 - £370.

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It takes approximately 5h 14m to get from Wales to Belgium, including transfers.

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Wales to Belgium bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff University station.

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Wales to Belgium train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Wales to Belgium is to train which takes 5h 14m and costs £140 - £370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 12h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Wales to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 610.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 14m

What companies run services between Wales and Belgium?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Brussels via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Intl, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, and Gare Du Midi in around 5h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Brussels via London Victoria Coach Station in around 12h 57m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €230
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€18 - €230
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€60 - €600
Flights from Liverpool to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from Liverpool to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €600
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €750
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €200
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€25 - €260
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€1000 - €2200
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€60 - €75
Anytime Day 1st Class
€100 - €140
Train from Newport (S Wales) to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €130
Train from Newport (S Wales) to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€13 - €17
Anytime Day 1st Class
€23 - €30
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Transport for Wales
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff University to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
National Express
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €25
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
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
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
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Buckley, Police Station to Chester, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Arriva Cymru
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
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€100
Standard Car - Premium
€159

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Wales to Belgium bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels-North train station.

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Belgium is 1h ahead of Wales. It is currently 4:32 PM in Wales and 5:32 PM in Belgium.

Wales to Belgium train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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