Final Destination: Bruxelles-Midi/Zuid
All trains also call at: Aeroport CDG; Marne La Valléé and Lille-Europe
You can avoid having to cross Paris from the Gare De Lyon to the Gare Du Nord by taking these direct trains from Marseille to the Belgian capital.
Monday to Friday: 3 x trains per day
Sat/Sun: 4 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, if you particularly want to avoid the transfer across Paris.
Though those journey options via Paris - which involve...
(1) Taking a TGV from Marseille to Paris Gare de Lyon
(2) Making the transfer from the Gare De Lyon to the Gare Du Nord
(3) Taking a Thalys train from Paris to Bruxelles,
...can be cheaper than taking these direct trains; so un-tick those 'direct train' options if you also want to check the alternative journey options and compare them with these direct trains.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey, but rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding.
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This is one of the longest European train journeys on which you will be travelling by high speed line for most of the trip.
Finding Your Train/Seat:
The train heading to Bruxelles/Brussels will usually be joined to another train for the journey between Marseille and Lille.
The part of the train heading to Bruxelles/Brussels will have its own train number, but it will be leaving at the same time and from the same voie/platform/track as the train heading to Lille.
If you only see the details for the train heading to Lille heading on the departure screens, that information will also apply to the train heading to Bruxelles/Brussels.
Your assigned seat(s) will be in the part of the train heading to Bruxelles/Brussels.
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