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23 Jun
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£12BlaBlaCar Bus
£380Brussels Airlines
Thu
24 Jun
£62SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
25 Jun
£60SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
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26 Jun
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
£268Swiss
Sun
27 Jun
£47SNCF | TGV INOUI
£12BlaBlaCar Bus
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28 Jun
£44SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
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29 Jun
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
30 Jun
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
1 Jul
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
£268Swiss
Fri
2 Jul
£54SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9Flixbus
£316Swiss
Sat
3 Jul
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£12BlaBlaCar Bus
£268Swiss
Sun
4 Jul
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9Flixbus
£180Swiss
Mon
5 Jul
£44SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9Flixbus
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Tue
6 Jul
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
£523Swiss
Wed
7 Jul
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9Flixbus
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Thu
8 Jul
£60Thalys
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
£441Swiss
Fri
9 Jul
£44SNCF | TGV INOUI
£12Flixbus
£180Swiss
Sat
10 Jul
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£10Flixbus
£180tab
Sun
11 Jul
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9Flixbus
£180Swiss
Mon
12 Jul
£42Thalys
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
£180Swiss
Tue
13 Jul
£37SNCF | TGV INOUI
£9BlaBlaCar Bus
£221Swiss
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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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Brussels to Paris
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
Is international travel between Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France allowed?

Travel between Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Belgium enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Paris from Brussels?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Paris, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 22/06/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Paris from Brussels.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Belgium from Paris, France?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from France?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival

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: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 23/06/2021. 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.

How do you get from Brussels to Paris?

There are 3 ways to travel from Brussels to Paris including taking a coach, flight or train.

How many miles from Brussels to Paris would I travel?

The distance between Brussels and Paris is around 164 miles (264 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Brussels to Paris?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Brussels to Paris:

  • Flights from Brussels to Paris most often leave from Brussels Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Parking Saemes Bercy Autocars).
  • Trains mostly leave from Bruxelles-Midi and tend to arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.
Which travel operators can get me from Brussels to Paris?

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 flight with Lufthansa Cityline. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £260 with Lufthansa Cityline from Brussels to Paris.
  • You can travel from Brussels to Paris by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £9 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Brussels to Paris.
  • You can go to Paris from Brussels by train with SNCF | TGV INOUI. You'll see cheap train tickets for £37 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Brussels to Paris on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Brussels and 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.
  • You can find direct trains 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 book tickets for this journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Brussels to Paris?
Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Paris? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels to Paris usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore London, Barcelona or Amsterdam from Paris, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets to Paris from Brussels online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £260 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £9 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £37 one way.

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

What is the cheapest way to go to Paris from Brussels?

The cheapest way from Brussels to Paris is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £9 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A coach is £250 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Brussels to Paris costing on average £260.

A coach is £28 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Brussels to Paris costing on average £37.

What is the fastest way to Paris from Brussels?

The quickest way to travel from Brussels to Paris 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, going by flight can take 3 h  on average.

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 3 h 45 min  of travel time.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Paris
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
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Bruxelles-Central
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.