How to travel from Brussels to Paris

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from Brussels to Paris

You can get from Brussels to Paris by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Brussels to Paris on Dec 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:05AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 11:10AMParis, Quai de Bercy
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03:16AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h08 07:24AMParis, Quai de Bercy
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08:05AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 12:10PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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09:05AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 01:10PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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08:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h35 11:40PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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Travel Information to Paris from Brussels

distanceDistance264 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€50 - €207
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €50 • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €71 • 2 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings Discover or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 264 km by coach, ferry, flight or train from Brussels to Paris. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €50. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurowings Discover or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Brussels to Paris.

The Journey from Brussels to Paris

The journey between the Belgian capital and the French capital can be achieved in just under 1.5 hours. The fastest choice of transport is to travel by train, as there are frequent direct trains that arrive in Paris within 1.5 hours. Another option is to travel by bus, as there are several bus companies that operate buses to Paris, taking about 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the city. Those who prefer to travel by air will find that flights to Charles de Gaulle Airport take about 4 hours in duration, making this the slowest method to reach Paris.

Buses from Brussels to Paris

Buses to Paris are operated by several companies, such as Bla Bla Car and FLiXBUS. The journey takes between 2.5 and 3 hours, with buses running direct from Brussels Gare du Midi in the centre of the city and arriving at Porte Maillot on the northwestern edge of central Paris. Travellers can choose from a variety of departure times ranging from night buses to midday and afternoon departures.

Trains from Brussels to Paris

Trains are by far the fastest way to reach Paris from Brussels. Thalys operates direct trains from early morning until afternoon, with a journey time of only 1.5 hours. Trains depart from Brussels Midi Station and arrive at Gare du Nord Station in Paris. Departures start at about 8:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day once or twice per hour.

Flights from Brussels to Paris

Passengers can choose to fly to Paris, but the journey time can be over 4 hours. Brussels Airlines operates the fastest service flying direct to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Other airlines take several hours longer and generally involve a change en route.

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Travel Tips: Travel to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Paris.
FAQs

Travel from Brussels, Belgium to Paris, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Paris from Brussels restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris, France from Brussels?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Brussels to Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from France is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from France?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from France?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Brussels from Paris.

You can travel to Paris from Brussels 4 different ways: coach, ferry, flight or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Paris, which costs on average €50.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

A coach is about €157 less than a flight, which costs on average €207 for this journey.

A coach journey is usually €21 less than a journey to Paris by train, which costs on average €71 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Paris from Brussels is by train, which takes on average 2 h 18 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Paris by coach can take on average 3 h 50 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 3 h 50 min   of travel time.

Paris is approximately 264 km away from Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Paris is:

  • 26 coaches a day.
  • Around 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Brussels to Paris as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Brussels to Paris:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers board their plane from Brussels Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Brussels to Paris:

  • You can travel between Brussels and Paris by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €50 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Paris.
  • You can travel from Brussels to Paris by flight with Eurowings Discover. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for €207 with Eurowings Discover from Brussels to Paris.
  • You can take a train from Brussels to Paris with SNCF | TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for €71 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Brussels to Paris.

Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Paris with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with around 26 direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Paris with with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to Paris with Thalys.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Your journey from Brussels to Paris doesn't have to end in Paris. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add London, Barcelona or Amsterdam to your Brussels to Paris trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Paris today!

When planning your trip from Brussels to Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average €50 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average €207 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average €71 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Paris online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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