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Travelling by train from Brussels to Strasbourg

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.

Brussels to Strasbourg by train

It takes an average of 8h 01m to travel from Brussels to Strasbourg by train, over a distance of around 217 miles (350 km). There are normally 17 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Strasbourg and tickets for this journey start from €39 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 33m
Price€39 - €327.70
Distance217 miles (350 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationStrasbourg
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Brussels to Strasbourg train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Strasbourg for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
19:17 Bruxelles-Midi00:07 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 9872 SNCF Get tickets4h 50m, direct
20:56 Bruxelles-Luxembourg08:12 StrasbourgIntercity 2120 SNCB Get tickets11h 16m, 2 changes
21:08 Bruxelles-Nord08:07 StrasbourgIntercity 519 SNCB Get tickets10h 59m, 6 changes
21:11 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem10:37 StrasbourgIntercity 9271 SNCB Get tickets13h 26m, 6 changes
22:56 Bruxelles-Luxembourg11:11 StrasbourgIntercity 2122 SNCB Get tickets12h 15m, 3 changes
07:17 Bruxelles-Midi11:53 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 9870 SNCF Get tickets4h 36m, direct
08:17 Bruxelles-Midi13:57 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 9812 SNCF Get tickets5h 40m, 1 change
08:32 Bruxelles-Nord15:06 StrasbourgICE 13 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 34m, 2 changes
09:25 Bruxelles-Midi15:06 StrasbourgThalys 9413 Thalys Get tickets5h 41m, 3 changes
10:17 Bruxelles-Midi15:19 StrasbourgTGV INOUI 9826 SNCF Get tickets5h 02m, 1 change

SNCF and TGV trains from Brussels to Strasbourg

You can travel from Brussels to Strasbourg on SNCF and TGV 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Strasbourg

Train tickets from Brussels to Strasbourg start at €39 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 €180.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price148.81
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price155.28
on the day
avg. single price180

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 Strasbourg 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 Strasbourg? 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 Strasbourg take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels and Strasbourg by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Strasbourg is 4 hours and 33 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Strasbourg cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Strasbourg?

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.

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

The first train from Brussels to Strasbourg leaves at 07:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Brussels and Strasbourg by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Strasbourg cover a distance of around 217 miles (350 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Strasbourg to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Strasbourg.
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 Strasbourg for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 15/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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