Fastest journey1hr 22m
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. Tickets for Thalys services from Brussels to Paris go on sale three months prior to travel.
There are usually about 15 direct trains from Brussels to Paris each day. The 312-km journey takes about 1hr 30mins. 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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- From Luxembourg from £22.00
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- From London from £43.00
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