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.
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.
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.
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.
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.§
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 Paris is 2 hours and 24 minutes, with around 14 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 Paris is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Paris without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Brussels to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels to Paris leaves at 05:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to Paris leaves at 19:13. 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 Paris cover a distance of around 164 miles (264 km) during the journey.