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Bordeaux to Brussels by train

It takes an average of 6h 29m to travel from Bordeaux to Brussels by train, over a distance of around 473 miles (762 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Bordeaux to Brussels and tickets for this journey start from €45 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 43m
Price€45 - €215
Distance473 miles (762 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationBordeaux
Arrival stationBrussels
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, BlaBlaBus, Thalys

Bordeaux to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bordeaux to Brussels for Thursday 1st Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
15:06 Bordeaux St-Jean20:43 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8512 SNCF Get tickets5h 37m, 2 changes
16:04 Bordeaux St-Jean20:47 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8540 SNCF Get tickets4h 43m, 1 change
17:04 Bordeaux St-Jean22:43 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8583 SNCF Get tickets5h 39m, 2 changes
19:04 Bordeaux St-Jean07:48 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8585 SNCF Get tickets12h 44m, 3 changes
19:04 Bordeaux St-Jean07:55 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8585 SNCF Get tickets12h 51m, 2 changes
21:04 Bordeaux St-Jean09:17 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8520 SNCF Get tickets12h 13m, 1 change
07:04 Bordeaux St-Jean11:47 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8402 SNCF Get tickets4h 43m, 1 change
09:04 Bordeaux St-Jean13:47 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8500 SNCF Get tickets4h 43m, 1 change
10:04 Bordeaux St-Jean15:17 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8530 SNCF Get tickets5h 13m, 2 changes
11:04 Bordeaux St-Jean15:47 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 8504 SNCF Get tickets4h 43m, 1 change

Thalys trains from Bordeaux to Brussels

You can travel from Bordeaux to Brussels on Thalys 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Brussels

Train tickets from Bordeaux to Brussels start at €45 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €173.60.
lowest price found
from45
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price119.72
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price157.99
on the day
avg. single price173.60

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 Bordeaux to Brussels 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bordeaux to Brussels? 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 Bordeaux to Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Bordeaux and Brussels is 6 hours and 29 minutes, with around 12 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 Bordeaux and Brussels by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bordeaux to Brussels is 4 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Bordeaux to Brussels cost?

Train tickets from Bordeaux to Brussels can start from as little as €45 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 Bordeaux to Brussels?

No, there are no direct train services from Bordeaux to Brussels. Travelling from Bordeaux to Brussels by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Bordeaux to Brussels leaves at 07:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bordeaux to Brussels leaves at 21:04. 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 Bordeaux and Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Bordeaux to Brussels cover a distance of around 473 miles (762 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Bordeaux. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bordeaux to Brussels.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bordeaux to Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/10/2020. 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 28/09/2020 for travel on 17/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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