The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Brussels will cost around $ 116 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 70.
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1 h 22 m
1 h 26 m
Trains per day
Of the 12 train that leave Paris for Brussels every day 11 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 264 km distance in an average of 1 h 26 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 1 h 22 m .
The slowest train will take 2 h 19 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
2 hours 58 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$49|
|Trains depart from:||Paris|
|Trains arrive in:||Brussels|
|Train Companies:||Thalys, SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI|
Trains in Europe are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of train companies offering domestic and international train routes. Trains from Paris to Brussels are operated by both Thalys and SNCF's high-speed TGV trains, with over 20 trains making the journey every day. All Thalys trains are direct, while all SNCF TGV trains require a transfer in Lille. Trains take between 1:22 and 2:11 h depending on the service chosen and if a transfer is required. The first train of the day usually departs Paris at 6:01 a.m. while the last leaves at 8:55 p.m. All Paris to Brussels trains depart from Paris Gare du Nord and arrive at Bruxelles-Midi train station.
Trains from Paris to Brussels depart from Paris' Gare de Nord train station, conveniently located in the 10th arrondissement of the city. Regional Express trains run to the station from Charles de Gaulle Airport, and Paris Nord is located on Metro lines 2, 4 and 5. Regular buses leave the station on routes across Paris and into the surrounding areas. Noctiliens are night buses, which operate frequently seven days a week. Taxi ranks are located outside Paris Gare de Nord.
Bruxelles-Midi station, where trains from Paris to Brussels arrive, is located within five minutes walk of Brussels historic streets. De Lijn and TEC operate frequent buses from the station, covering routes across the city and out to the suburbs. The Noctis bus runs frequently throughout Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis are available outside Bruxelles-Midi Station.
Brussels is a fascinating city that blends the medieval with the modern and is home to over 100 museums and galleries, as well as the beautiful Grote Markt and Grand Square. A wander through cobbled streets uncovers Art Nouveau and Gothic buildings, tranquil green spaces, restaurants serving mussels and French fries, as well as ornate coffee shops.