There are 5 ways to get from Paris to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 22m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

75€ - 100€

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Bruxelles, Nord 400 / ...

12€ - 35€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Brussels 304.5 km

19€

Drive  •  2h 52m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Brussels 302.4 km

35€ - 55€

Fly  •  2h 50m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU

82€ - 278€

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Brussels is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Brussels is to train which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Gallieni and arriving at Bruxelles, Nord. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 22m.

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The distance between Paris and Brussels is 264 km. The road distance is 302.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 75€ - 100€.

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The train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi takes 1h 22m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paris to Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Paris, Gallieni station.

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Paris to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Brussels is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 75€ - 100€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 4h, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 263.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 22m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium?

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost 75€ - 100€ and the journey takes 1h 22m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Paris Gallieni to Brussels hourly. Tickets cost 21€ - 30€ and the journey takes 4h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 850€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
75€ - 100€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels, Brussels South
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Paris to Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Paris to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Brussels is 302 km. It takes approximately 2h 52m to drive from Paris to Brussels.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Paris to Brussels bus tickets online with Busbud, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 1199+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 65€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

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