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Taking a Eurostar train from Brussels to London

Thinking about taking the Eurostar from Brussels to London? We've got you covered.

Direct Eurostar trains from Brussels to London will whisk you from Belgium to the UK in just 2 hours on the fastest services – that's so much quicker than flying when you factor in waiting times at the airport and transfers to and from the city centres. There are around 4 trains per day running on this 197-mile route.

Once you're onboard the Eurostar and whizzing your way over to London via the Channel Tunnel, you’ll enjoy comfortable leather seating, power sockets, free WiFi, and onboard entertainment. Café Métropole (Eurostar's onboard bar buffet) offers drinks and snacks during your journey and if you're travelling in Standard Premier or Business Premier (First Class), you'll get a complimentary meal.

After you've arrived at London St Pancras station, you can easily reach whichever attraction you want to visit thanks to the extensive rail, tube and bus network available.

Ready to book? Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap train tickets from Brussels to London, or carry on reading for timetables and FAQs about the journey.

Brussels to London by train

It takes an average of 2h 12m to travel from Brussels to London by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (317 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Brussels to London and tickets for this journey start from €57 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 1m
PriceFrom €57
Distance197 miles (317 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
First train08:17
Last train20:56
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, BlaBlaCar Bus, Eurostar, Flixbus, Union Ivkoni (Bus), SNCB

Brussels to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to London for Monday 4th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:17 Bruxelles-Midi09:57 London St-PancrasTGV 9812 SNCF 2h 40m, 1 change
08:52 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar09:57 London St-PancrasEurostar 9117 Eurostar 2h 5m, direct
12:56 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar13:57 London St-PancrasEurostar 9135 Eurostar 2h 1m, direct
15:56 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar17:01 London St-PancrasEurostar 9145 Eurostar 2h 5m, direct
17:56 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar18:57 London St-PancrasEurostar 9153 Eurostar 2h 1m, direct
18:17 Bruxelles-Midi19:57 London St-PancrasTGV 9846 SNCF 2h 40m, 1 change
18:52 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar19:57 London St-PancrasEurostar 9157 Eurostar 2h 5m, direct

Eurostar and SNCB trains from Brussels to London

You can travel from Brussels to London on Eurostar and SNCB 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.

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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).

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to London

The price of train tickets from Brussels to London starts at €57 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 London 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Brussels and London is 2 hours and 12 minutes, with around 8 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to London is 2 hours and 1 minute.

How much does the train from Brussels to London cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to London without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Brussels to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Brussels to London leaves at 08:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to London leaves at 20:56. 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to London cover a distance of around 197 miles (317 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/04/2022. 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 02/08/2023 for travel on 02/08/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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