How to travel from Paris to Brussels

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from Paris to Brussels

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

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

07:00AMParis, Quai de Bercy4h00 11:00AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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07:00AMParis, Quai de Bercy4h00 11:00AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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09:30AMParis, Quai de Bercy4h00 01:30PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:05AMParis, Quai de Bercy3h55 12:00PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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11:30AMParis, Quai de Bercy3h45 03:15PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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Travel Information from Paris to Brussels

distanceDistance264 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€44 - €114
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • €44 • 1 h 22 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €44 • 1 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Vueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 264 km between Paris and Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as €44. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus, Vueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Brussels.

General Information about the journey from Paris to Brussels

It’s easily possible to travel to Brussels from Paris via bus, train or plane. The journey is a fairly short one and all modes of transport present a viable option. Rail travel is the fastest; however, services are generally available in the morning only. Bus travel is significantly cheaper and services are available throughout the day.

Buses from Paris to Brussels

Several bus companies operate a service to Brussels from Paris, including Eurolines, Flixbus, Megabus and iDBUS. Services are usually direct and take at least 3 hours and 45 minutes to arrive at Brussels. The first service of the day departs at around 7 a.m. while the last service departs at approximately midnight. Services run hourly and sometimes twice an hour. Most buses serving this route depart from either Paris Gallieni Port Bagnolet or Gare Paris Bercy and arrive at Station Brussel-Zuid.

Trains from Paris to Brussels

Rail operators that serve the route to Brussels from Paris include TGV, Eurostar and THALYS. Most services are direct and take from 1 hour and 22 minutes. Services that incur a change (usually at Lille Flandres) take at least 2 hours and 5 minutes to arrive at Brussels. Train services usually operate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. There is usually one or two services every hour.

Flights from Paris to Brussels

Direct flights to Brussels from Paris are provided by Brussels Airlines. The duration of a direct flight is from 3 hours and 55 minutes. There are a number of airline operators that provide indirect flights to Brussels from Paris, including Lufthansa, KLM and Swiss Airlines. Indirect flights take at least 6 hours to reach Brussels. Between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. there is usually at least one flight available every hour. Planes usually depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive at Brussels International Airport.

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Brussels from Paris restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Brussels from Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

The above information about your return travel to Paris, France was last verified on 11/6/22. 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 Paris from Brussels.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Paris and Brussels. You can take a coach, ferry, flight or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Brussels. Tickets for a train cost on average €44.

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A train is about €26 less than a coach, which costs on average €70 for this route.

A train journey is usually €70 less than a journey to Brussels by plane, which costs on average €114 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Paris and Brussels is by train, which takes on average 1 h 22 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Brussels by coach can take on average 3 h 20 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 3 h 5 min   of travel time.

Brussels is approximately 264 km away from Paris.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Brussels is:

  • 25 coaches a day.
  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Paris and Brussels 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 for travellers from Paris to Brussels:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and tend to arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Flights mostly depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Brussels Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and tend to arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • You can take a coach from Paris to Brussels with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for €70 with Flixbus from Paris to Brussels.
  • You can take a flight from Paris to Brussels with Vueling. Cheap tickets can be found for €114 with Vueling from Paris to Brussels.
  • You can go to Brussels from Paris by train with SNCF | TGV INOUI. You'll see cheap train tickets for €44 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Brussels on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Brussels from Paris with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 25 direct coaches per day with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can take a direct flight with with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with Thalys.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Brussels as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Brussels from Paris.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Brussels often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Amsterdam, London or Bruges. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Brussels itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Brussels and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Paris to Brussels, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average €70 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average €114 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average €44 one way.

But we recommend booking Paris to Brussels tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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