Brussels to Paris by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $33.43
  2. 30 day advance $82.87
  3. 7 day advance $112.82
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 22m
  • Distance
    262 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 26m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Brussels to Paris by train

Fast trains from Brussels to Paris take around 1 hour and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 262 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brussels and Paris.

1. Are there direct trains from Brussels to Paris?

Direct trains from Brussels to Paris have been found.

We usually find around 31 direct trains on the route from Brussels to Paris every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 23 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Brussels to Paris?

The Brussels to Paris train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Brussels to Paris train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Paris is usually scheduled to depart Brussels around 06:00 and the last train is around 21:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brussels around 07:43, and the last at 22:16.

What's the Brussels to Paris train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Brussels to Paris are $33.43.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $82 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $112. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Brussels to Paris train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 12 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Brussels to Paris by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brussels and Paris?

More than one train company operates on the route from Brussels to Paris, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TGH
  • Thalys

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Paris to Brussels by train

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It is very easy to travel by train from Brussels to Paris. High-speed trains operated by Thalys provide a reliable link between the two cities. This is a premium service, aimed first and foremost at the business market, but some good deals are available if you are able to book well in advance and can opt for the more lightly loaded off-peak services.

As both Belgium and France are committed to the Schengen Agreement, there are no border formalities. You are however advised to take a passport or identity card with you on the journey.

Brussels to Paris

The high-speed Thalys trains from Brussels to Paris depart from Midi Station in Brussels. This station is also known as Zuid. Note that Thalys services do NOT stop at Brussels Central or Brussels Nord. All trains on this route run without any intermediate stops, crossing the border from Belgium to France about 20 minutes after leaving Brussels. Arrival in the French capital is at Paris Nord. Most of the journey is on high-speed lines through the predominantly flat landscapes of Flanders and Picardie.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.