The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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3 h 35 m
4 h 1 m
Buses per day
Of the 15 buses that leave Paris for Brussels every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||164 miles (264 km)|
|Average bus duration||3 h 20 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$20 (€19)|
|Bus frequency||25 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 25 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Movelia, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ovanesovi Group, Eurolines France, Ouibus or Alsa|
Buses from Paris to Brussels cover the 164 miles (264 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 20 min with our travel partners like Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Movelia, Eurolines Switzerland, Flixbus, Eurolines Germany, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ovanesovi Group, Eurolines France, Ouibus or Alsa. Normally, there are 25 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $10 (€10), but the average price of bus tickets is $20 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
For as little as $10 (€10) you can travel by bus from Paris to Brussels with Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Bus information from Paris to Brussels with FlixBus:
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Brussels bus information:
Whenever the need arises to travel from Paris to Brussels, taking the bus is an excellent option to consider. Travelers can choose from 27-29 direct services during the week, and as many as 31 departures at weekends. And journey times aren't too long, varying from 3 hours 45 minutes to just over 6 hours.
Bus companies that cover the Paris to Brussels route include Eurolines (the major operator), and BlaBlaBus. Both companies offer direct bus services which run into the center of Brussels, and both operate a daily schedule.
Journey times will vary when taking buses to Brussels from Paris. The shortest journeys last around 3 hours 45 minutes, but direct buses can take over 6 hours to reach the Belgian capital.
The Paris to Brussels route is very well served by intercity bus operators. During the week, travelers can select from 27-29 direct options, and the numbers actually increase at weekends, to as many as 31 departures.
Departure Bus Station: Buses from Paris to Brussels leave from Bercy, La Defense, and the Gare Routiere Gallieni. Gallieni is the most convenient departure point for those in eastern Paris, and is best reached via Gallieni Metro station. La Defense is in Paris' western suburbs, and is connected to the center via trams, Metro and RER overground rail services (expect RER or Metro transfers to take 10-15 minutes). Bercy is the most central of the various departure points, and can be found at the intersection of Metro lines 6 and 14. So getting there won't be too challenging.
Arrival Bus Station: Most buses from Paris will arrive at either Brussels Midi or Brussels Nord (both are major stations on the city's rail and Metro network). Midi is connected to Brussels Midi Station, which offers easy connections to Brussels Airport, and is situated in one of the city's most popular accommodation districts. Nord is located in northern Brussels, and is less convenient for reaching major attractions or hotels. However, it is right next door to the Brussels Congress conference center, so may suit business travelers. A few buses also stop at Louvain Diestspoort 5275, in the attractive university city of Leuven - a few miles east of Brussels.
Travel between Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/12/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus between Paris and Brussels before traveling.
The restriction level for your return bus to Paris, France from Brussels is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
Conditions of reentry:
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/24/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Paris from Brussels closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking a bus from Paris, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. When you arrive in Brussels, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi), Brussels-Noord and Brussels, Boulevard Pachéco (Congrès).
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Paris Gare de Lyon to Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
Passengers board their bus most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) from the city center to this bus station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and need to travel approximately 2.1 miles (3.4 km) from the bus station to the city center in Brussels.
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