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 Jul 03 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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07:05AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 11:10AMParis, Quai de Bercy
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05:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h50 09:45PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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09:05AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 01:10PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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04:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 09:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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Travel Information from Brussels to Paris

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €529 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Thalys

Travel 164 miles (264 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train between Brussels and Paris. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Thalys 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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FAQs

International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Paris, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Belgium?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris if travelling from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Paris, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 7/1/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Paris from Brussels.

The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from France is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Brussels, Belgium from Paris, France?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Brussels from Paris?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Brussels from Paris here.

There are 4 travel options from Brussels to Paris: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Brussels to Paris is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around €1 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A ferry journey is usually €19 less than a journey to Paris by coach, which costs on average €19 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually €529 less than a journey to Paris by plane, which costs on average €529 for the same trip.

A ferry is generally €99 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average €99 from Brussels to Paris.

The quickest way to travel between Brussels and Paris is by flight, which takes on average 55 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 25 min.

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In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 21 min   of travel time.

Paris is approximately 164 miles (264 km) away from Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Paris is:

  • 24 coaches a day.
  • 14 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Brussels and Paris as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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 catch their coach from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travellers take a flight from Brussels Airport to 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 take a coach from Brussels to Paris with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for €19 with Flixbus from Brussels to Paris.
  • You can go to Paris from Brussels by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for €529 with Lufthansa from Brussels to Paris on Omio.
  • You can go to Paris from Brussels by train with Thalys. You'll see cheap train tickets for €99 with Thalys from Brussels to Paris on Omio.

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

  • You can find 24 direct coaches per day to Paris with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Paris with Brussels Airlines with around direct flights every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Paris with Thalys with around 14 direct trains every day.

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 buy tickets for this route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Brussels to Paris often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Brussels and Paris itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Paris and any of these top destinations 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 cost on average €19 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average €529 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average €1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average €99 one way.

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

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