A TGB (TGV) service has arrived at Bruxelles Midi/Brussels Zuid station

Marseille to Bruxelles / Brussels by train

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

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From Marseille-Saint-Charles to Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel Zuid

Travel Information

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

Tickets

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.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
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.

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

RailEurope *
Trainline *

Trainline Guide

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Journey Features

High Speed

Good to Know

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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