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

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Train  •  1h 22m

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

26€ - 160€

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Sainte Aybert - France > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

12€ - 20€

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Rideshare  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the rideshare from Brussels to Paris 303.2 km

18€ - 20€

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Paris Gallieni 302.5 km

30€ - 50€

Fly  •  2h 50m

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

87€ - 576€

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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
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  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

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The cost-effective way to get from Brussels to Paris is to bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Paris is to train which costs 26€ - 160€ and takes 1h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station station and arriving at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 5m.

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

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The distance between Brussels and Paris is 264 km. The road distance is 302.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Paris without a car is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 26€ - 160€.

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

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Brussels to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Paris is to train which takes 1h 22m and costs 26€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 600€ and takes 2h 50m.

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  • Distance: 263.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 22m

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

Thalys operates a train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord every 3 hours. Tickets cost 75€ - 160€ and the journey takes 1h 22m. Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine every 4 hours. Tickets cost 12€ - 15€ and the journey takes 4h 5m. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
280€ - 1500€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
Bus operators
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
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 Brussels, Brussels South to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Brussels to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 20€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Brussels to Paris bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Brussels to Paris train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Paris is 302 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Brussels to Paris.

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

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Book your Brussels to Paris train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Brussels to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 19761+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Brussels and Paris. 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 Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 7€ - 17€.

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