Working out the best way to get from Calais to Brussels? Choose train travel and you’ll be in the centre of Brussels in just over an hour. You have the choice of taking a Eurostar train or SNCF’s TER service. Enjoy the scenic views from spacious seats and converse with friendly locals on a short and convenient trip. It’s a lot more comfortable than attempting the drive and it’s more eco-friendly.
Arrive in Brussels Midi station and you’re just 20 minutes from the Grand Place, a bustling city centre square. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with historic architecture and great restaurants and is the ideal spot to start your stay in this lively city.
Ready to book or find out more? Scroll down to read through useful journey information for the Calais to Brussels route.
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 Calais to Brussels 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 Calais and Brussels is 2 hours and 27 minutes, with around 12 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 Calais to Brussels is 1 hour and 25 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Calais to Brussels can start from as little as €21.30 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Calais to Brussels. Travelling from Calais to Brussels by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Calais to Brussels leaves at 06:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Calais to Brussels leaves at 19:42. 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 Calais to Brussels cover a distance of around 109 miles (176 km) during the journey.