The train is one of the most efficient ways of travelling from Brussels Airport to Paris. The train service takes just under two hours with just one change to break up the journey. The added benefit of arriving into Paris Gare du Nord means that you enter the bustling city centre, with Paris at your fingertips. There’s no need for lengthy taxi transfers, you can put your time to good use in the French capital.
Better still, with around 24 trains a day to choose from, there’s plenty of choices whatever time of day you decide to travel. When you’re ready to book your trip, or to find out further information, please read on for additional details and FAQs to assist with your journey.
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/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.
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-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord by booking early.§
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.
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!
Take a look at treni in Europa Low Cost 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.
The average journey time by train between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Paris Gare du Nord is 2 hours and 3 minutes, with around 24 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord is 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord can start from as little as €39.90 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord. Travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord leaves at 20:30. 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.
Trains travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Paris Gare du Nord cover a distance of around 271km during the journey.