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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:35AMParis3h20 02:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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11:35AMParis3h20 02:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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04:10PMParis3h55 08:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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04:30PMParis4h15 08:45PMBrussels
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04:30PMParis4h15 08:45PMBrussels
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Travel Information between Paris and Brussels

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • €171 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Brussels Airlines or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 164 miles (264 km) to Brussels from Paris. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Brussels Airlines 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

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

Can I enter Belgium if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22; 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 Brussels from Paris.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering France:

  • 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 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 7/1/22. 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 travel options from Paris to Brussels: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Brussels, which costs on average €1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

A ferry is about €47 less than a coach, which costs on average €47 for this route.

A ferry is about €171 less than a flight, which costs on average €171 for this journey.

A ferry is generally €73 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average €73 from Paris to Brussels.

The fastest way from Paris to Brussels is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

Other travel options from Paris to Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 8 min   of travel time.

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 22 min.

You should expect to travel around 164 miles (264 km) from Paris to Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Brussels is:

  • 22 coaches per day.
  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Paris to Brussels 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 Paris to Brussels:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travellers take a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Brussels Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Paris to Brussels depart from Paris Gare de Lyon to 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 €47 with Flixbus from Paris to Brussels.
  • You can travel by plane between Paris and Brussels with Brussels Airlines, and you can find Brussels Airlines Paris to Brussels tickets for €171 on Omio.
  • You can go to Brussels from Paris by train with SNCF | TGV INOUI. You'll see cheap train tickets for €73 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Brussels on Omio.

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

  • You can find 22 direct coaches per day to take to Brussels with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Brussels with Brussels Airlines.
  • You can find 16 direct trains per day to Brussels with Thalys.

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

Many of our customers travelling from Paris to Brussels don't make Brussels their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Amsterdam, London or Bruges, either of which you could add to your Paris and Brussels trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Brussels to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average €47 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average €171 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is on average €1 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average €73 one way for this journey.

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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