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Thalys and TGV high-speed trains from Brussels to Paris 

The average train time from Brussels to Paris is 1h 24m, although it takes just 1h 22m on the fastest direct Thalys services. There are around 24 trains per day running from Brussels in Belgium to Paris in France, the first train leaves from Brussels Midi at 06:00 and the last train leaves at 22:16.  

  • All trains depart from Brussels Midi (Bruxelles Midi) station.  
  • All trains arrive into Paris Gare du Nord station.  

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, Thalys trains will get you there smoothly. 

Keen to learn more? Start your search for train tickets from Paris to Brussels in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or read on for train times, journey information and tips on finding cheap tickets. 

Brussels to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 40m to travel from Brussels to Paris by train, over a distance of around 164 miles (264 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €28 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
Price€28 - €648
Distance164 miles (264 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Brussels to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Paris for Thursday 4th Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
23:56 Bruxelles-Midi08:41 Paris Gare du NordIntercity 3744 SNCB Get tickets8h 45m, 2 changes
00:28 Bruxelles-Midi08:41 Paris Gare du NordRegionalzug 1995 SNCB Get tickets8h 13m, 3 changes
06:35 Bruxelles-Midi08:44 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 9810 SNCF Get tickets2h 09m, 1 change
08:17 Bruxelles-Midi11:14 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 9812 SNCF Get tickets2h 57m, 1 change
10:13 Bruxelles-Midi11:36 Paris Gare du NordThalys 9322 SNCF Get tickets1h 23m, direct
10:17 Bruxelles-Midi12:45 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 9826 SNCF Get tickets2h 28m, 1 change
11:13 Bruxelles-Midi14:15 Paris Gare du NordIntercity 1932 SNCB Get tickets3h 02m, 2 changes
13:00 Bruxelles-Midi15:46 Paris Gare du NordTGV INOUI 9830 SNCF Get tickets2h 46m, 1 change
14:52 Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar17:15 Paris Gare du NordEurostar 9141 Eurostar Get tickets2h 23m, 1 change
15:13 Bruxelles-Midi18:14 Paris Gare du NordIntercity 1936 SNCB Get tickets3h 01m, 2 changes

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

Train tickets from Brussels to Paris start at €28 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €117.61.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price89.27
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price95.17
on the day
avg. single price117.61

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 3 hours and 40 minutes, with around 16 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.

How fast does the train from Brussels to Paris travel?

Thalys high-speed trains from Brussels to Paris can travel at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The fastest journey time from Brussels to Paris by train is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Paris cost?

The average train ticket price from Brussels to Paris usually costs around €95.17 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €28 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Paris?

Yes. There are 4 direct Thalys trains that travel from Brussels to Paris each day with an average journey time of 3 hours and 40 minutes.

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

The first train from Brussels to Paris leaves at 00:28 from Brussels Midi. 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 20:13 from Brussels Midi. 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.

Which train companies operate between Brussels and Paris?

All trains travelling from Brussels to Paris are operated by Thalys – a high-speed train company connecting the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany.

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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/06/2020. 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 01/06/2020 for travel on 01/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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