Bruxelles / Brussels to Strasbourg by train

How to take the rail journey from Brussels/Bruxelles to Strasbourg

Due to the network of high speed (LGV) railways in France these TGV trains take a route that's a long way from being a straight line, but despite travelling through the outskirts of Paris, this is still a much faster journey than it would be other wise.



From Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel Zuid to Strasbourg

Travel Information

Final Destination: Strasbourg

All trains also call at: Champagne-Ardenne TGV and Lorraine TGV

These trains to Strasbourg are usually scheduled to depart from Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel Zuid station daily at 07:17; 13:17 and 18:17.

Take these direct trains and you can avoid the need to make the transfer in Paris between the Gare Du Nord and Gare de l'Est stations.

Aim to be at Bruxelles Midi/Zuid station a minimum of 10 - 15 mins before your train is due to depart.

You will have to pass through security checks before boarding these trains and queues can build up at busy times.

3 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 3 months ahead of the travel date

When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains - these trains are usually scheduled to depart daily at 07:17; 13:17 and 18:17.

Though you can usually save money if you avoid these direct trains and make connections in Paris.

This is also a journey on which it can be worthwhile comparing prices across the ticket agents.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trainline *

Trainline Guide

SNCF Connect *

SNCF Connect Guide

SNCF is the national rail operator in France and not so long ago it recently simplified both the range of tickets and the term and conditions of using them.
Therefore the cheapest tickets also become more flexible too.

Other improvements included a simple integration of travelling with bicycles and rail pass users being able to book reservations for national journeys, without paying booking fees.

And it also recently launched SNCF Connect as replacement for its Oui.SNCF booking service.
You can set up a low price alert to let you know when the cheapest price is available for a future journey.

Something else to look out for is that simplest way of travelling with tickets is to use the SNCF Connect App, as booked tickets can therefore be stored on your mobile device, which can then be shown to the train conductors as proof of purchase.

SNCF Connect on Google Play

SNCF Connect in the App (Apple) store

SNCF also operates RailEurope, which is in effect a dedicated online booking service for making bookings from outside of Europe.
If you reside outside of Europe you may discover that SNCF Connect rejects phone numbers or card numbers, but RailEurope won't do so.
Though RailEurope will add booking fees when making a purchase

B-Europe *

B-Europe Guide

B-Europe is the website provided by Belgium's national railway operator for the sale of international rail journeys from and to Belgium.
Therefore tickets can be booked for the following international train services to/from Belgium

  • Eurostar
  • IC trains to France, Luxembourg and The Netherlands
  • ICE trains to Germany
  • Thalys trains to Germany, The Netherlands and Paris
  • TGV trains to destination in France other than Paris
    B-Europe offers a 'Best Fares' policy for journey by these trains.

It also sells international end-to-end journeys solely by train, with connections outside of Belgium, if you will be heading to popular destinations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Users of Eurail and InterRail passes can also book seat reservations on the Eurostar and Thalys services without paying booking fees.

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