How to get 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 28 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:16BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h40 23:56Paris, Quai de Bercy
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20:16BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h40 23:56Paris, Quai de Bercy
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16:45BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h50 20:35Paris, Quai de Bercy
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19:55BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h45 23:40Paris, Quai de Bercy
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10:55BRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h40 14:35Paris, 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 • £476 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Thalys

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 164 miles (264 km) to Paris from Brussels. 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

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

Is international entry into Paris from Brussels restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Paris, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 26/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Brussels and Paris closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from France?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 20/06/2022. 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Brussels to Paris. You can take a 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 is about £17 less than a coach, which costs on average £17 for this journey.

A ferry is generally £476 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £476 from Brussels to Paris.

A ferry is about £89 less than a train, which costs on average £89 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Paris from Brussels is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Paris that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 25 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take NaN h NaN min   on average.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 21 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Paris is:

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

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

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

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Paris by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Brussels to Paris tickets on Omio for £17.
  • Travel with Lufthansa for flights to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Brussels to Paris tickets on Omio for £476.
  • Travel with Thalys for trains to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Thalys Brussels to Paris tickets on Omio for £89.

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 with around 24 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Paris with Brussels Airlines.
  • You can find 14 direct trains per day 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 buy tickets for this trip.

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!

Before travelling from Brussels to Paris, 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 £17 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £476 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £89 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.

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