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Travel Information between Birmingham and Brussels

distanceDistance290 miles (467 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£30 - £132
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £30 • 11 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £132 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Swiss

Travel 290 miles (467 km) by coach or flight from Birmingham to Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Swiss among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Brussels.

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How to Travel from Birmingham to Brussels

Flying is the fastest way to cover the 290 miles from Birmingham to Brussels, but Eurostar trains and international bus services offer alternatives. Birmingham is a regenerated, post-industrial Midlands city, but evocative traces of its heritage can be seen in attractions like the National Trust's preserved back-to-back workers' dwellings. Brussels is an elegant European capital, rich in culture and heritage, showcased in the ornate medieval guild houses of the Grand Place.

Train: Taking the train between Birmingham New Street and Brussels Midi Station begins with a Virgin trains connection to London Euston and a transfer by Underground to St Pancras. From here there are Eurostar departures approximately every two hours to Brussels. The total journey time is just over four hours, including connections.

Bus: National Express and Eurolines operate buses to Brussels. The weekday schedule from Birmingham Coach Station begins at 3:00 a.m. with an early morning change at London Victoria Coach Station. There is another departure just before 5:00 a.m. and two late afternoon departures, all requiring a change in London. Journey times range from just under 13 hours to more than 15 hours.

Flight: Brussels Airlines offers daily flights from Birmingham Airport to Brussels. Schedules vary seasonally but there are one to four departures daily, with early morning, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late afternoon options. Flight times are around one hour and 20 minutes

Travelling from Birmingham to Brussels: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Brussels? Bus fares offer the lowest-priced option for travel on this route.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Birmingham to Brussels? Flying is the quickest way to get to Brussels, nearly three hours speedier than taking the train.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Brussels

Travel to Brussels 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 Birmingham to Brussels.
FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Brussels, Belgium from Birmingham, United Kingdom?

International travel from Birmingham, United Kingdom to Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 24/01/2022; 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 between Birmingham and Brussels.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Brussels, Belgium due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Belgium is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Birmingham, United Kingdom from Brussels, Belgium?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 24/01/2022. 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 Birmingham from Brussels here.

What are my Birmingham to Brussels travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Brussels from Birmingham. You can take a coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Brussels?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Brussels. Tickets for a coach cost on average £30.

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A coach journey is usually £101 less than a journey to Brussels by plane, which costs on average £132 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Brussels from Birmingham?

The fastest way from Birmingham to Brussels is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Brussels by coach can take on average 11 h 5 min.

How many miles from Birmingham to Brussels would I travel?

Brussels is approximately 290 miles (467 km) away from Birmingham.

What are the departure and arrival points in Birmingham and in Brussels?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Birmingham to Brussels depart from Birmingham International Airport to Brussels Airport.

Which travel operators can get me from Birmingham to Brussels?

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

  • You can take a coach from Birmingham to Brussels with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £30 with Flixbus from Birmingham to Brussels.
  • You can take a flight from Birmingham to Brussels with Swiss. Cheap tickets can be found for £132 with Swiss from Birmingham to Brussels.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Birmingham to Brussels?

Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Brussels often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Brussels and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy Birmingham to Brussels tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Birmingham and Brussels, 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 £30 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £132 one way on average.

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