Train Tickets to Brussels

Book cheap trains to Brussels

How to book cheap train tickets to Brussels

Eurostar London to Brussels

Eurostar fares from London to Brussels start from €36 for a single journey. Eurostar requires a compulsory reservation which is included in the price.  Eurostar sales open 6 months before travel date - book early to find the cheapest fares.

Thalys from Paris / Amsterdam to Brussels

Prices for the Thalys from Paris and Amsterdam to Brussels start from €29 each way. Seat reservations are included on all Thalys-trains.

TGV from France to Brussels

From France there are direct TGV connections from Marseille, Nice, Lyon and Avignon, fares start from €25 each way, a seat reservation is included. Sales for the TGV start 4 months before travel date.

Trains from Germany to Brussels

ICE-fares from Cologne to Brussels start from €19, longer journeys are available from €39 i.e. from Frankfurt to Brussels. Seat reservations are optional and cost €4,50 p.p. Tickets are for sale 6 months before the travel date.

Trains from The Netherlands to Brussels

Intercity trains from the Netherlands to Brussels have fixed fares based on the distance - there are no dicounted rates available. 

How to travel by train to Brussels

The Eurostar runs from London through the Channel Tunnel to Brussels about 10 times daily. For the Eurostar there is a compulsory check-in in both at London St Pancras as at Brussels South Station.  All trains also stop at Lille.

Thalys is the high-speed service from Paris and Amsterdam to Brussels. Trains to Paris run every hour (every 30 minutes in peak hours) and trains to Amsterdam about 12 times daily.  

About 5 daily TGV's run from Brussels to Aeroport Charles de Gaulle, Marne La Vallee (for Disneyland Paris) and cities in the southern of France like Lyon, Avignon, Marseille and Nice. 

An Intercity service to the Netherlands runs every hour from Brussels to Roosendaal, Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam.  

Domestic Belgian trains run every hour with connections every 30 minutes on busier routes like from Antwerp to Brusssels, from Ghent to Brussels and from Bruges to Brussels. Seat reservations aren't available -  you can take every train you want and just pick a free seat.

 

Brussels by train

Take the high speed ICE, Thalys and Eurostar to the capital of Belgium and enjoy the historic city center with its famous Market Square. Enjoy the Belgian gastronomy and visit attractions like the Atonium.

Rail map Belgium & The Netherlands

Rail map Belgium & The Netherlands

Brussel Midi/Zuid - Info

Railway Station Brussels 

The Thalys and the Intercity arrive and depart from Brussels Midi/Zuid, the main station in Brussels. From here also the Eurostar to London departs and the ICE and Thalys to Cologne and Frankfurt. You can also take from here domestic trains to Bruges, Ghent and Ypres. 

Other major stations in Brussels are Brussels Centraal and Brussels Schuman. Brussels Centraal is the best station to get off if you want to visit the old city centre. You can walk to the main square and fine restaurants. Brussels Schuman is the railway station for the European Parliament. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: no
  • Lockers: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

Brussel Midi/Zuid - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Brussel Midi/Zuid Train Station 

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Brussel Midi/Zuid - Trains to Brussels

Novotel Brussels South****

Located next to Brussel-Midi/Zuid. Great views, spacious room, stylish. Very convenient.   
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Hotel Park Inn by Radisson Brussels South****

Opposite Brussels South. Fitness, spacious rooms, great views. High ratings.    
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Midi Station Hotel**

5 minutes by foot from the station. 15-minute walk to the city centre. Typical Belgian hotel. Basic, but clean.   
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Brussel Midi/Zuid - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

6 rental car companies: Avis, Bugdet, Europcar, Hertz, Interrent, Thrifty.   

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