Need to get across Brussels in a hurry? There's no need to waste time hailing a taxi when you can simply hop on the train from Brussels Central to Brussels Midi. Hundreds of SNCB trains connect the two main Brussels stations each day, and it takes less than five minutes to hop from one to the other.
Over at Brussels Midi, you can see a different side to the city and visit some of the lesser-seen attractions and unique hidden gems like the Bruxelles Midi Market and historic Halle Gate. Eurostar services to Lille and London also depart from Brussels Midi. Need a little more information before making up your mind? Keep on reading!
SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.
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 Central to Brussels Midi 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!
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 Central and Brussels Midi is 4 minutes, with around 472 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 Central to Brussels Midi is 4 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels Central to Brussels Midi can start from as little as €4.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels Central to Brussels Midi without having to change trains. There are 472 direct trains from Brussels Central to Brussels Midi each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels Central to Brussels Midi leaves at 00:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels Central to Brussels Midi leaves at 23:59. 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 Central to Brussels Midi cover a distance of around 1 miles (2 km) during the journey.