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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 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 £23.50
  2. 30 day advance £50.50
  3. 7 day advance £81.50
  • First train
    06:13
  • Last train
    22:13
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 22m
  1. 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

    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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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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