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Buses from Paris to Brussels

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Paris to Brussels. Traveling by bus from Paris to Brussels usually takes around 4 hours and 9 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance164 mi (264 km)
Shortest duration3h 40m
Cheapest price$8.07
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceBlaBlaCar Bus
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Paris to Brussels?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Paris to Brussels. BlaBlaCar Bus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus64h 10m$19.84

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the cheapest way to get from Paris to Brussels?

Taking a bus is the cheapest option for traveling from Paris to Brussels, with the average price for a ticket being just €11.59. For comparison, trains from Paris to Brussels start at almost twice that.

What can you do in Brussels for a day?

If you only have one day in Brussels, visit the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for beautiful baroque architecture. Take a short walk from the Grand Place to see the infamous Manneken Pis (a replica of a 17th century bronze sculpture of a boy urinating).

Make sure to stop for waffles and frites, buy some chocolate, and sample some Belgian beer. Belgium is famous for its comic strips, so a walking tour of the comic book murals is a great way to see the city. Finally, visit the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Europe’s first covered shopping arcade, for a number of restaurants, cafés and shops.

What language do they speak in Brussels?

Belgium has three official languages: Dutch, French and German. German is only spoken by a small population in southeast Belgium, so in Brussels, you’re most likely to encounter Dutch and French (and English). French is the most widely spoken language in Belgium’s capital city. The variant of Dutch used in Belgium is actually a Dutch dialect called Flemish.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Paris to Brussels during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 164 miles from Paris to Brussels. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Brussels. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Paris?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Paris to Brussels, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

City Information

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Brussels

The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.

Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.

Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Paris?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Paris.

Where does the bus arrive in Brussels?

Arrival stations

All buses from Paris arrive at one main station in Brussels.

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