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How to travel from Brussels to Valencia by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Brussels to Valencia? Look no further.

You'll usually find 4 trains per day running between Brussels and Valencia, which usually take 18 hours 24 minutes to complete the 1318 km journey. It can take as little as 12 hours 50 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Valencia from Brussels, you'll just need to make 2 changes along the way. During your journey, you're likely to be traveling with TGV, AVE or Thalys, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Brussels to Valencia if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $137.33. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Brussels to Valencia by train

It takes an average of 18h 24m to travel from Brussels to Valencia by train, over a distance of around 819 miles (1318 km). There are normally 4 trains per day traveling from Brussels to Valencia and tickets for this journey start from $137.33 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12h 50m
PriceFrom $137.33
Distance819 miles (1318 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train07:43
Last train19:23
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationValencia
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Thalys, Avanza, Renfe-SNCF, Renfe, Hife, ALSA, SNCB

Brussels to Valencia train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Valencia for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:43 20:02 13h 19m, 2 changes
09:17 22:07 12h 50m, 2 changes
17:17 17:35 24h 18m, 3 changes
18:23 17:35 23h 12m, 4 changes

OUIGO, SNCF, Thalys and Renfe-SNCF trains from Brussels to Valencia

You can travel from Brussels to Valencia on OUIGO, SNCF, Thalys and Renfe-SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Valencia

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Valencia starts at $137.33 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels to Valencia by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for Brussels to Valencia

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Valencia? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brussels to Valencia take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Valencia is 18 hours and 24 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels and Valencia by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Valencia is 12 hours and 50 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Valencia cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Valencia can start from as little as $137.33 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Valencia?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Valencia. Travelling from Brussels to Valencia by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Brussels to Valencia leaves at 07:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Valencia leaves at 19:23. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brussels and Valencia by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Valencia cover a distance of around 819 miles (1318 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Valencia to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Valencia for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/28/2022 for travel on 09/28/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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