Planning your trip from Brussels to Strasbourg? Take a high-speed train and you can be in the cultural Alsatian capital in just three and a half hours. Avoid the hassle of lengthy airport transfers and tiring drives – take the eco-friendlier option by booking train tickets from Brussels to Strasbourg.
SNCF, the national train operator of France, run their high-speed TGV trains on this route. Enjoy the many facilities on board, including free WiFi, power sockets, and comfortable seats. There’s even a food carriage for those all-important travel snacks. Book First Class for a little extra space and free access to SNCF First Class lounges.
Keen to find out more? Scroll down for all the essential information you need, including FAQs and train times.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg is 8 hours and 1 minute, with around 17 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 Strasbourg is 4 hours and 33 minutes.
Train tickets from Brussels to Strasbourg can start from as little as €39 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 Strasbourg without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Brussels to Strasbourg. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels to Strasbourg leaves at 07:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to Strasbourg leaves at 21:11. 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 Strasbourg cover a distance of around 217 miles (350 km) during the journey.