Opt for the train from Brussels to London, and you won’t regret it. With Eurostar trains whisking you from city centre to city centre in just two hours, there’s no need to take to the skies for this journey! Simply board the train with however much luggage you want and enjoy wide, comfortable seats with plenty of legroom. That’s not all – you can also enjoy free WiFi for the majority of your journey, great if you’re travelling on business and need to work on the go.
Pulling in at London St Pancras station, you’ll be able to hop straight onto the underground using your contactless bank card and head to whichever attraction you want! 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. No wasted time travelling to and from airports – just get straight into exploring the Big Smoke! Ready to book? Use our Journey Planner above to search for tickets.
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 11 hours and 29 minutes, with around 6 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 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Train tickets from Brussels to London can start from as little as €56 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to London without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Brussels to London. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels to London leaves at 08:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to London leaves at 18:02. 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.