How to travel from London to Brussels

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from London to Brussels

You can get from London to Brussels by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Brussels on Dec 09 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:00PMLondon8h00 08:00AMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:30AMLondon10h35 08:05PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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09:01AMLondon St Pancras2h04 12:05PMBrussels-Midi
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06:16AMLondon St Pancras1h56 09:12AMBrussels-Midi
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03:04PMLondon St Pancras2h01 06:05PMBrussels-Midi
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Travel Information between London and Brussels

distanceDistance198 miles (320 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$124 - $296
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $124 (€113) • 6 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $296 (€269) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Brussels Airlines or Eurostar

Travel 198 miles (320 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from London to Brussels. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Brussels Airlines or Eurostar among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from London to Brussels.

How to Travel from London to Brussels

Those traveling from London to Brussels are spoiled for choice with buses, trains and flights leaving every day of the week. Those wishing to fly can take regular flights from all major London airports. The Eurostar train service is the fastest way to make the trip and whisks passengers from city center to city center daily. Buses take longer to complete the journey but are an inexpensive and convenient option.

Trains from London to Brussels | Buses from London to Brussels | Flights from London to Brussels

London to Brussels Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€34

7:30 h

1 Month Ahead

trains

€123

2:01 h

2 Weeks Ahead

flight

€114

1:05 h

2 Weeks Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Brussels


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Brussels. Most buses traveling from London to Brussels depart from London's and take at least 6 and a half hours to arrive at Brussels' bus station. Approximately 15 buses travel from London to Brussels every day, with the first bus departing London at 5:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from London to Brussels include RegioJet, Ouibus, and National Express.


Fastest way to travel from London to Brussels


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Taking a flight is technically the fastest way to travel from London to Brussels; however, when travel time to and from London and Brussels' airports are taken into consideration taking a Eurostar train is actually the fastest way to travel. Flights traveling from London to Brussels depart from one of London's 6 airports and arrive at Brussels airport after an hour of flight time. Airlines that travel directly from London to Brussels include Brussels Airlines and British Airways.


Most popular way to travel from London to Brussels


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Brussels. Taking the Eurostar is almost 2 hours faster than flying from London to Paris when traveling to and from London and Brussels' airports is taken into consideration, while only being €9 more on average. Similarly, taking the train is at least 4 and a half hours faster than taking the bus. Trains traveling from London to Brussels depart from St Pancras train station and take at least 2 hours to arrive at either Brussels' Midi or Centrale train station. While flying from London to Brussels is usually cheaper than booking a train, traveling to and from Brussels and London's airports is quite expensive and time-consuming. Traveling from London to Brussels by train allows you to arrive in Brussels' city center and immediately connect to public transportation.


How to get from London to Brussels

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from London to Brussels there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 61,40% 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 London to Brussels. 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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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Brussels

Travel Tips: Travel to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Brussels.
FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Brussels, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Brussels from London?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Brussels, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 journey between London and Brussels.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Brussels, Belgium?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Brussels?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Brussels here.

There are 4 travel options from London to Brussels: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Brussels is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $124 (€113) compared to other travel options to Brussels:

Taking a bus is about $172 (€156) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $296 (€269) for this journey.

A bus is $129 (€117) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Brussels costing on average $253 (€230).

The fastest way from London to Brussels is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 6 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Brussels by train can take on average 1 h 56 min.

The distance is approximately 198 miles (320 km) from London to Brussels.

The average frequency per day from London to Brussels is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • Around 4 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from London to Brussels 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 when traveling from London to Brussels:

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from London to Brussels depart from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from London Victoria to Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Brussels by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from London to Brussels for $124 (€113).
  • Travel with Brussels Airlines for flights to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Brussels Airlines London to Brussels tickets on Omio for $296 (€269).
  • Travel with Eurostar to go to Brussels by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurostar London to Brussels tickets on Omio for $253 (€230).

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

  • You can find 3 direct buses per day to Brussels with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find 4 direct trains per day to take to Brussels with Eurostar.

Direct services to Brussels 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.

Many of our customers traveling from London to Brussels don't make Brussels their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Brussels are Paris, Amsterdam or Bruges, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Brussels to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from London to Brussels, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $124 (€113) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $296 (€269) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $253 (€230) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Brussels online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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