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Travelling from Paris to Brussels by train

Swap the French capital for the Belgian one on a Thalys train service from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi. Choose from one of three comfort classes on board and dine at the Thalys Welcome Bar as you make the 90-minute journey over the border and into Brussels.

Once there, you'll be able to step right out of the station and into the heart of the action, minutes away from the Manneken Pis statue and the Grand Place market square. Still not sure about this journey? Scroll down for even more route information, including train times and journey FAQs.

Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi by train

It takes an average of 3h 42m to travel from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi by train, over a distance of around 162 miles (260 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
Price€29 - €122
Distance162 miles (260 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationParis Gare du Nord
Arrival stationBrussels Midi
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi for Monday 1st Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
20:10 Paris Gare du Nord23:48 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 7081 SNCF Get tickets3h 38m, 2 changes
22:46 Paris Gare du Nord07:55 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 7093 SNCF Get tickets9h 09m, 1 change
07:28 Paris Gare du Nord10:48 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 7005 SNCF Get tickets3h 20m, 2 changes
08:46 Paris Gare du Nord11:48 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 7015 SNCF Get tickets3h 02m, 2 changes
08:46 Paris Gare du Nord12:05 Bruxelles-Midi EurostarTGV INOUI 7015 SNCF Get tickets3h 26m, 1 change
09:30 Paris Gare du Nord12:17 Bruxelles-MidiRER 84640 SNCF Get tickets2h 47m, 1 change
10:16 Paris Gare du Nord13:48 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 7025 SNCF Get tickets3h 32m, 2 changes
11:46 Paris Gare du Nord14:48 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 7031 SNCF Get tickets3h 02m, 2 changes
13:16 Paris Gare du Nord15:17 Bruxelles-MidiTGV INOUI 7037 SNCF Get tickets2h 01m, 1 change
14:25 Paris Gare du Nord15:47 Bruxelles-MidiThalys 9351 SNCF Get tickets1h 22m, direct

Thalys trains from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi

You can travel from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi 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 Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi

Train tickets from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi start at €29 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 €94.58.
lowest price found
from29
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price62.53
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price76.59
on the day
avg. single price94.58

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 Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi 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 Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi? 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 Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi take?

The average journey time by train between Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels Midi is 3 hours and 42 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels Midi by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi cost?

Train tickets from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi can start from as little as €29 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 Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi leave?

The first train from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi leaves at 07:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi leave?

The last train from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi leaves at 21:07. 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 Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels Midi by train?

Trains travelling from Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi cover a distance of around 162 miles (260 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels Midi to Paris Gare du Nord.
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 Paris Gare du Nord to Brussels Midi for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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