How to travel from Paris to Brussels

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from Paris to Brussels

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

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To get from Paris to Brussels on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy3h45 08:45PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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05:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy3h45 08:45PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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03:30PMParis, Quai de Bercy3h45 07:15PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy3h35 11:35PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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08:05AMParis, Quai de Bercy3h55 12:00PMBRUXELLES-Midi / Brussel Zuid, Rue de France
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Travel Information between Paris and Brussels

distanceDistance164 miles (264 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$45 - $394
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $45 (€40) • 3 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $67 (€60) • 1 h 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 164 miles (264 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Brussels from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 57 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $45 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Brussels.

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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris 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 Paris to Brussels.
FAQs

Travel from Paris, France to Brussels, Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Brussels from Paris restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 11/17/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Paris to Brussels closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Paris, France from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Paris from Brussels restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Paris, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 11/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Paris from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Brussels from Paris. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Paris is by taking a bus, which costs on average $45 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

Taking a bus is about $350 (€313) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $394 (€353) for this trip.

A bus is $22 (€20) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Paris to Brussels costing on average $67 (€60).

The fastest way to get to Brussels from Paris is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 57 min.

Other travel options to Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 35 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 11 h 25 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Brussels is:

  • Around 30 buses per day.
  • Around 18 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Brussels from 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 Paris to Brussels:

  • Buses most often depart from Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Flights most often depart from Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Brussels at Brussels Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Brussels tickets on Omio for $45 (€40).
  • Vueling can take you to Brussels by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Paris to Brussels for $394 (€353).
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can take you to Brussels by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Brussels for $67 (€60).

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

  • You can find 30 direct buses per day to Brussels with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find 18 direct trains per day to Brussels with Thalys.

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 route.

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!

Before traveling from Paris to Brussels, 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 route is costing $45 (€40) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $394 (€353) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $67 (€60) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Paris to Brussels 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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