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Sun
Jan 30
$65SNCF | TGV INOUI
$22Flixbus
$574Swiss
Mon
Jan 31
$69SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Flixbus
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Tue
Feb 1
$64SNCF | TGV INOUI
$12Flixbus
$439Lufthansa
Wed
Feb 2
$57SNCF | TGV INOUI
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
$439Lufthansa
Thu
Feb 3
$57SNCF | TGV INOUI
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
$399Swiss
Fri
Feb 4
$102Thalys
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
Feb 5
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$12Flixbus
$400Lufthansa
Sun
Feb 6
$55SNCF | TGV INOUI
$18Flixbus
$399Swiss
Mon
Feb 7
$55SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$480Lufthansa
Tue
Feb 8
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$480Lufthansa
Wed
Feb 9
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$322Lufthansa
Thu
Feb 10
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$8BlaBlaCar Bus
$335Swiss
Fri
Feb 11
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$12Flixbus
$335tab
Sat
Feb 12
$55SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$336Lufthansa
Sun
Feb 13
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$335Swiss
Mon
Feb 14
$55SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$480Lufthansa
Tue
Feb 15
$106Thalys
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
Feb 16
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$322Lufthansa
Thu
Feb 17
$52SNCF | TGV INOUI
$9BlaBlaCar Bus
$335Swiss
Fri
Feb 18
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$12BlaBlaCar Bus
$277tab

Travel Information between Paris and Brussels

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $113
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 3 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $53 (€44) • 1 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 164 miles (264 km) by flight, bus or train from Paris to Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Swiss, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Paris to Brussels.

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How to Travel from Paris to Brussels

Travelers journey between Paris and Brussels frequently for both business and leisure. It is convenient to travel from Paris to Brussels by plane, train or bus with direct routes departing multiple times per day. Key departure points in Paris include Gare du Nord train station, Charles de Gaulle airport, and Paris' Gallieni Port Bagnolet and Gare Paris Bercy bus stations.

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

Paris to Brussels Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

Bus

€13

3:40 h

2 Weeks Ahead

Train

€46

1:22 h

2 Months Ahead

Flight

€114

3:00 h

1 Month Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Paris to Brussels

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Brussels. Buses traveling from Paris to Brussels depart from either Paris' Porte Maillot, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Gare Routière Bercy bus station and take at least 3:40 h to arrive at either Brussels' Gare du Midi, Gare du Nord, or Rue de France. Approximately 40 buses travel from Paris to Brussels every day with the first bus departing Paris at 7:30 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Paris to Brussels include Ouibus, Flixbus, and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Paris to Brussels

Taking a train is the fastest way to travel from Paris to Brussels. Traveling from Paris to Brussels by high-speed Thalys train is approximately 2:20 h faster than taking the bus. Trains traveling from Paris to Brussels depart from Paris Gare du Nord and take 1:22 h to arrive at Brussels-Midi train station. Over 20 trains travel from Paris to Brussels every day with the first train departing Paris at 6:00 a.m. All trains traveling from Paris to Brussels are run by Thalys.


Most popular way to travel from Paris to Brussels

Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Paris to Brussels. While buses traveling from Paris to Brussels take approximately 2:20 h longer than traveling by train, buses are also €33 cheaper on average. Brussels Airlines also offers one direct flight from Paris to Brussels per day; however, taking a flight is even more expensive than traveling by train and takes longer when traveling to and from Paris and Brussels' airports is taken into consideration.


How to get from Paris to Brussels

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Paris to Brussels there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 56,98% 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 Paris 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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Attractions in Brussels

Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium but the capital of the European Union as well. Some of Brussels' attractions include the Grand Place, the Royal Palace, and the Magritte Museum, as well as its famous waffles, chocolate, french fries, and numerous types of beer.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Brussels, Belgium from Paris, France currently allowed?

Travel from Paris, France to Brussels, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Brussels from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels, Belgium from Paris?

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Brussels, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 1/27/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Paris and Brussels closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Brussels, Belgium?

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Brussels, Belgium?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/28/22. 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 Paris from Brussels here.

What are the ways to get from Paris to Brussels?

There are 3 travel options from Paris to Brussels: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Paris to Brussels?

The cheapest way to travel between Paris and Brussels is by taking a bus with an average price of $8 (€7).

This is compared to other travel options to Brussels:

Taking a bus is about $105 (€88) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $113 (€95) for this journey.

Taking a bus is about $44 (€37) less than taking a train, which costs on average $53 (€44) for this route.

What is the quickest way to get from Paris to Brussels?

The fastest way from Paris to Brussels is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 22 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 3 h.

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 8 min   of travel time.

How far is Brussels from Paris?

The distance from Paris to Brussels is approximately 164 miles (264 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Paris to Brussels?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Brussels is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Paris and in Brussels?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Brussels Airport.
  • Most travelers take a bus from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travelers board their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

Who can get me from Paris to Brussels?

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

  • You can travel by plane from Paris to Brussels with Swiss, and you can find Swiss Paris to Brussels tickets for $113 (€95) on Omio.
  • You can go to Brussels from Paris by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $8 (€7) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Brussels with SNCF | TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for $53 (€44) with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Brussels.

Is there a direct service between Paris and Brussels?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Brussels with Thalys with 10 direct trains per day.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Paris to Brussels?

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

How early should I book tickets from Paris to Brussels online for the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost $113 (€95) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $8 (€7) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $53 (€44) one way on average.

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