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Travelling by train from Brussels to Paris

Looking to travel from Brussels to Paris by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from Brussels to Paris usually takes 1h 36m, but can take just 1h 25m on the fastest services. You'll be travelling direct on this route with either Thalys or TGV – they all provide comfy and spacious seats for you to sit back and relax as you travel from Barcelona to Madrid.

Forget uncomfortable plane journeys and stressful car rides, Thalys high-speed trains can whisk you directly from the centre of Brussels to the centre of Paris in an hour and a half. You can also travel on TGV trains with a quick change in Lille along the way. Travel in Thalys’ First Class on your way to swapping waffle houses in Belgium for patisseries in France, with wider comfortable seats and a complimentary meal along the way.

Once you arrive into Paris Gare du Nord station, it’s just a 15-minute stroll to the banks of Canal Saint-Martin – the perfect place for people watching as barges navigate the locks. Whether you’re venturing to Paris to take in iconic sights like the Eiffel Tower or watch the sunset over the city from Montmartre and Sacre Coeur, Thalys trains will get you there smoothly. Don't miss a visit to the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and the Louvre too.

Why not start a search for cheap train tickets from Brussels to Paris with us today? If you want to find out more, keep reading for FAQs and money-saving tips.

Brussels to Paris by train

It takes an average of 1h 27m to travel from Brussels to Paris by train, over a distance of around 164 miles (264 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €26.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
PriceFrom €26.30
Distance164 miles (264 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
First train06:42
Last train21:16
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Thalys, Flixbus, ALSA

Brussels to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Paris for Saturday 2nd July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:07 Bruxelles-Midi08:14 Paris Gare du NordTGV 9802 SNCF 2h 7m, 1 change
07:43 Bruxelles-Midi09:05 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9308 Thalys 1h 22m, direct
08:43 Bruxelles-Midi10:06 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9312 Thalys 1h 23m, direct
10:13 Bruxelles-Midi11:35 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9322 Thalys 1h 22m, direct
10:43 Bruxelles-Midi12:05 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9424 Thalys 1h 22m, direct
11:13 Bruxelles-Midi12:35 Paris Gare du Nordthalys 9328 Thalys 1h 22m, direct

Thalys trains from Brussels to Paris

You can travel from Brussels to Paris on Thalys 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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Paris

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Paris starts at €26.30 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 Paris 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 Paris? 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 Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Paris is 1 hour and 27 minutes, with around 20 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 Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Paris is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Brussels to Paris can start from as little as €26.30 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 Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Paris without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Brussels to Paris 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 Paris leave?

The first train from Brussels to Paris leaves at 06:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels to Paris leaves at 21:16. 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 Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Paris cover a distance of around 164 miles (264 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/02/2022. 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 01/29/2022 for travel on 01/29/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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