How to travel 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 Dec 05 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h50 09:45PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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04:45PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France3h50 08:35PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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03:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 07:10PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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04:55PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France4h05 09:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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Travel Information from Brussels to Paris

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$55 - $268
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $55 (€50) • 3 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $268 (€245) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Vueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 164 miles (264 km) to Paris from Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $55 (€50). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Vueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Brussels to Paris.

How to Travel 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.

Trains from Brussels to Paris | Buses from Brussels to Paris | Flights from Brussels to Paris

Brussels to Paris Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€14

3:45 h

1 Month Ahead

trains

€48

1:22

2 Months Ahead

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€83

0:55 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Brussels to Paris?

Cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Paris


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Paris. Buses traveling from Brussels to Paris depart from Bruxelles-Midi or Nord bus stations and take approximately 3:45 h to arrive at Paris' Gare Routière Galliéni, Porte Maillot, or Quai de Bercy bus stations. Buses companies that travel from Brussels to Paris include Flixbus, Ouibus, and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Brussels to Paris


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While taking a flight is technically the fastest way to travel from Brussels to Paris, when traveling to and from Brussels and Paris' airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed Thalys train is the fastest way to travel from Brussels to Paris. Over 20 high-speed Thalys trains depart from Bruxelles-Midi train station and take 1:22 h to arrive at Paris' Gare du Nord. The first Thalys trains traveling from Brussels to Paris depart at 6:43 a.m.


Most popular way to travel from Brussels to Paris


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Brussels to Paris. While buses may take approximately 2 and a half hours longer than high-speed train, buses traveling from Brussels to Paris are also €34 cheaper on average. Bus tickets should be purchased as far ahead as possible; however, last minute train tickets from Brussels to Paris are significantly more expensive- with an average price of €103 when purchased a day before the travel date.


How to get from Brussels to Paris

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Brussels to Paris there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 54,62% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Brussels to Paris. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Paris, France is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter France if coming from Belgium?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Paris if traveling from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Paris, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Brussels to Paris.

Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from France is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from France?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 travelers 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 11/17/22. 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 to get from Brussels to Paris: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Brussels and Paris is by taking a bus with an average price of $55 (€50).

This is compared to other travel options to Paris:

A bus is generally $214 (€195) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $268 (€245) from Brussels to Paris.

A bus is $12 (€11) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Brussels to Paris costing on average $67 (€61).

The quickest way to travel from Brussels to Paris is by flight, which takes on average 55 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Paris by bus can take on average 3 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 22 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 164 miles (264 km) between Brussels and Paris.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Paris is:

  • 33 buses a day.
  • Around 15 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Brussels to Paris as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Buses 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 mostly depart from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Brussels to Paris:

  • You can take a bus from Brussels to Paris with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $55 (€50) with Flixbus from Brussels to Paris.
  • You can take a flight from Brussels to Paris with Vueling. Cheap tickets can be found for $268 (€245) with Vueling from Brussels to Paris.
  • You can travel from Brussels to Paris by train with SNCF | TGV INOUI. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $67 (€61) with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Brussels to Paris.

Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Paris with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 31 direct buses per day to take to Paris with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can check for a direct train to Paris with Thalys with 15 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Your trip from Brussels to Paris doesn't have to end in Paris. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Barcelona or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add London, Barcelona or Amsterdam to your Brussels to Paris tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Paris today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $55 (€50) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $268 (€245) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $67 (€61) one way on average for this route.

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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