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You can get from Paris to Brussels by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||164 miles (264 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||£9 - £224|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £9 • 3 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £37 • 1 h 23 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar Bus, Swiss or SNCF | TGV INOUI|
Travel 164 miles (264 km) by coach, flight or train to Brussels from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Swiss or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel between Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Conditions of entry into Belgium:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 28/07/2021. 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 from Paris to Brussels.
The restriction level for your return to Paris, France from Belgium is: Partially open.
Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.
Conditions of reentry into France:
You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 28/07/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.
There are 3 travel options from Paris to Brussels: coach, flight or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Brussels. Tickets for a coach cost on average £9.
This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:
A coach is £215 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Brussels costing on average £224.
A coach is generally £28 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £37 from Paris to Brussels.
The fastest way from Paris to Brussels is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 23 min.
Other travel options from Paris to Brussels can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 50 min on average.
In comparison, travelling by flight can take you on average 3 h.
You should expect to travel around 164 miles (264 km) from Paris to Brussels.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Paris to Brussels:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Brussels, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Brussels with the following travel companies:
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 trip.
Before travelling from Paris to Brussels, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
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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