Paris to Brussels

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Trains from Paris to Brussels

With train travel, you can switch from the Champs-Élysées Avenue in Paris to the charming streets of the Grand Place in Brussels in just under two hours. Travelling on this route will see you starting your journey at Gare du Nord station with a Thalys train and ending your journey at Bruxelles-Midi station.

Trains offer convenient and practical travel solutions for any type of traveller – with 20 direct trains travelling daily on this route, you can easily find a departure time that fits your schedule. But train travel is popular in Europe for a variety of reasons. Other than an extensive network of railways that connect multiple countries and cities throughout the continent, train travel is eco-friendly and provides unique travel experiences. You can sit back and relax while taking in stunning scenery outside the window, and many train stations (Gare du Nord is one) are architectural wonders that add to the charm and appeal of train travel in Europe

Choose Rail Online to find train tickets from Paris to Brussels for as little as €24.17*. In addition to offering cheap train tickets to popular destinations around Europe, we also provide travellers with the latest timetables and budget travel tips and tricks. For a stress-free experience, make sure to book your return ticket from Brussels to Paris as well!


Travel with Thalys trains from France to Belgium

Thalys, part of the Eurostar group, is a popular railway company that links four European countries: France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. A fast and convenient travel solution, Thalys trains can reach impressive speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). When riding with Thalys, you have three levels of seats to choose from:


Standard Class is an excellent choice if you're looking for value for money and no hidden fees. With free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a generous luggage allowance, you can enjoy a comfortable journey on board. In addition, the Thalys Welcome Bar carriage offers a variety of snacks and drinks that you can buy during your journey.


If you’re looking for an enhanced travel experience on top of Standard Class amenities, upgrade to Thalys Comfort for wider and more comfortable seating, plus a warm welcome from Thalys staff on the platform.


If you have the extra budget, don’t hesitate to upgrade to Premium Class on your Thalys journey. On top of all basic amenities, you'll get to enjoy free food and drinks from a menu designed by the well-known Belgian Vegetables Chef, Frank Fol.

Tips for finding cheap train tickets from Paris to Brussels

If you're planning a trip from Paris to Brussels and want to save some money, you’ve arrived at the right place! At Rail Online, we’re committed to providing helpful tips and tricks to find the best deals on train tickets for this popular route. Here are a few ways to allocate your budget in order to enjoy all the interesting experiences that Brussels has to offer.

    ● Take advantage of early bird prices

    Train companies in Europe typically release tickets three to six months before departure, and prices tend to rise as the travel date gets closer. By booking early, you increase your chances of finding cheaper tickets and securing your preferred travel dates.

    ● Keep a flexible schedule

    Train companies in Europe often operate as commuter services and tend to raise ticket prices during peak hours, typically between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays. Aiming to travel outside of these peak hours can help you find more affordable train tickets.

    ● Consider a slower or connecting train

    Instead of opting for high-speed or direct services, you may also choose to take a slower or connecting train (especially when travelling on routes). Although it takes a bit longer, you might find a cheaper fare and have more time to appreciate the picturesque countryside views along the way.

    ● Consider a slower or connecting train

    Keep an eye out for special deals and offers from different train operators!

Swap your morning croissants for heavenly Belgian waffles

Your adventure starts at Paris Gare du Nord station, which is conveniently located in the heart of the French capital and easily accessible by Paris metro, RER and local buses. This station is an ideal option for those travelling from France’s northern cities like Calais and Lille, or even nearby countries like the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany. Travelling on this route will see you arriving right at the centre of the Belgian capital, at Brussels Midi station.

Brussels Midi station is conveniently located close to the city centre, with easy access to the iconic Grand Place. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or a social butterfly, Brussels has something for everyone. You’ll be ready to indulge in delicious chocolate, sip on golden beer, and marvel at the stunning Gothic architecture around the city. With all the money that you’ve saved with train travel, you can try different experiences and make the most of this vibrant and exciting city!

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information about your future trip from undefined? Our team at Rail Online have the answers to all your questions.

Is there Wi-Fi available on trains from Paris to Brussels?

Definitely! Keep in touch with loved ones or stay productive during your travels from Paris to Brussels with complime ntary Wi-Fi service available on all classes of carriages.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Brussels?

There are approximately 20 direct trains departing from Paris to Brussels daily, but it's recommended to check the sc hedules in advance as the frequency of direct trains may vary on weekends and public holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Brussels leave?

You can take the last train from Paris to Brussels at 21:25. However, it's important to note that train services and schedules are subject to change depending on the day of the week and your chosen travel date.

How much CO2 will I save by taking this train journey?

Choosing to travel by train from Paris to Brussels can make a significant contribution to reducing your carbon footpr int, as you can save up to 100 kg of CO2 emissions.


How long does the train from Paris to Brussels take?

On average, the train journey from Paris to Brussels takes up to 1 hour and 28 minutes.

What time does the first train from Paris to Brussels leave?

To catch the earliest train from Paris to Brussels, you can board the train as early as 06:13. However, it's importan t to note that train schedules may vary depending on the day of travel.

What’s the distance between Paris to Brussels by train?

The train journey from Paris to Brussels covers a distance of 164 miles (264 km).