Direct Eurostar trains from Brussels to London will whisk you from Belgium to the UK in the fastest journey time of just 2h 10m – that’s quick! Much quicker than flying when you factor in waiting times at the airport and transfers to and from the city centres.
There’s no need to worry if your travel plans change as well, you can now exchange your ticket for free up to 14 days before departure thanks to Eurostar’s new flexible tickets. You’ll just need to pay the difference in ticket price, although you won’t get a refund if your new ticket is cheaper.
Once you’re on board the Eurostar and whizzing your way over to London, you’ll enjoy comfortable leather seating, power sockets, free WiFi and onboard entertainment including TV shows, documentaries, and films.
Eurostar are still serving onboard food and drinks, so you won’t go hungry during your trip – they’ve just adapted the way they serve them to keep you safe. You can still get food and drinks from Café Métropole (Eurostar’s onboard bar buffet) and if you’re travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier (First Class), you’ll get a complimentary meal.
When arriving into London St Pancras station, head towards the clock once you step off the train, as the exit is located in that direction. You’ll need your ticket handy, as you'll need to scan it to exit into the station. From here you can take one of 6 Underground lines, taxis, buses or a National Rail train to take you whichever attraction you want to visit first. Will it be Big Ben first? Or perhaps Buckingham Palace? All of the biggest and best hotspots are easily reachable in less than an hour.
Ready to book? Use our Journey Planner above to search for train tickets from Brussels to London, or carry on reading for timetables and FAQs about the journey.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).
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 London 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 and London is 14 hours and 17 minutes, with around 7 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 to London is 1 hour and 57 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels to London can start from as little as €57 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 to London without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Brussels to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels to London leaves at 02:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to London leaves at 04:49. 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 to London cover a distance of around 197 miles (317 km) during the journey.