This is a photo of

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers.

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers

Image Source:

  • Alexandra Kim
  • "Trains to use for Belgium>Antwerp>Brussels>Paris>London"

Alexandra Kim

Los Angeles, California

Trains to use for Belgium>Antwerp>Brussels>Paris>London

I'm using Thalys for Belgium to Antwerp. I'm guessing a local train is the best way to take a day trip to Brussels from Antwerp. What train should I use to travel from Brussels to Paris and Paris to London? 


Thanks in advance!

Comments (0)

Need more information? Question already been asked? Let the poster know!


Comment required

 

					
					
					
				

Answer this Question

 Video: How to write a great answer

Mentioned in this answer:

Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

8 Answers

Most Mentioned Places for this Question

  • London (city)

    London England

    4 mentions

  • Paris (city)

    Paris

    4 mentions

  • Brussels (city)

    Brussels

    3 mentions

  • Antoine Borg

    top answer by

    You're right - local trains travel from Antwerp to Brussels. There are express trains and standard ones that stop at every station between Antwerp and Brussels so I would advise the former.

    For Brussels-Paris, take the Thalys.

    For Brussels-London, the Eurostar is the only option.

    Also, you may want to check out my guide to the Brussels South station - also know as Brussels Midi - (which is where you catch the international trains: http://www.unexpectedtraveller.com/Blog/the-unexpected-guide-to-gare-du-midi/) and to London's St Pancras station (which is were the Eurostar arrives: http://www.unexpectedtraveller.com/Blog/the-unexpected-guide-to-the-eurostar-terminals/)

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Antwerp (city)
    2. Brussels (city)
    3. Paris (city)
    4. London (city)
    5. Brussels Midi (attraction)
    6. St Pancras (neighborhood)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Antoine a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Michael Kay

    answered first by

    Thalys will take you all the way from Paris to Amsterdam and stops several places in Belgium.

    Paris to London you can get on at the 'Gare du Nord Paris' in Paris and will take you to St Pancras in London via the Channel tunnel.

    Eurorail.com will help you and when you get to Paris use an app you can download here. RATP (Paris Metro App) great useful help on an app that works on IOS and Droid. London Tube App is also good when in London.

    Comments (1)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    • Alexandra K.

      Alexandra K.

      Thanks for your help! · (0 likelikes)

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Paris (city)
    2. Amsterdam (city)
    3. London (city)
    4. Gare du Nord Paris (attraction)
    5. St Pancras (neighborhood)
    6. London (city)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Michael a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Damian Miretto

    answered by

    Hi!
    To go to London should go directly taking the Eurostar from Brussels.

    From Amsterdam you take a Eurail to Brussels.

    From Brussels use the Eurostar to London


    If you want to go to Paris and then to London, you should take a Eurail to go to Paris and the Eurostar for London. But I do not agree because Paris is many miles south.
    The Eurostar is costly, both in Paris and in Brussels, well see prices of airline tickets.

    Anyway I leave a website where you can purchase tickets.

    http://www.raileurope.com/us/point_to_point/ptp_results.htm?execution=e1s1&resultId=93647904&cobrand=public&saleCountry=us&resultId=93647904&cobrand=public&saleCountry=us&rows=&itemId=-1&fn=fsRequest&cobrand=public&c=USD&roundtrip=0&from1=&to1=&v=&isAtocRequest=0&georequest=1&lang=en&route-type=0&from0=Brussels,%20Belgium%20%28BRU%29&to0=London,%20Britain%20%28LON%29&deptDate0=08/07/2014&time0=8&pass-question-radio=1&p=0&nA=1&nY=0&nC=0&nS=0


    Anything, ask me.
    Good luck!
    Damian

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Brussels (city)
    2. London (city)
    3. Paris (city)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Damian a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Liza Bergara

    answered by

    Hey!

    The best is to take the Thalys train from Brussels to Paris. You can book it there: https://www.thalys.com/fr/en/offers-and-fares?gclid=CPOOoq_6hsACFcsBwwod-ZcA4Q&xts=475592&xtor=SEC-3539&xtdt=23460231

    And from Paris to London, you should take the Eurostar. You can book there: http://www.eurostar.com/us-en

    Be careful for London, you might need a Visa, and for sure you need to be in the train station like 1 hour in advance to go through security checks.

    Enjoy your trip!!

    Liza

    Comments (1)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    • Alexandra K.

      Alexandra K.

      so good to know! I checked and don't need a visa, phew :) · (0 likelikes)

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Brussels (city)
    2. Paris (city)
    3. London (city)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Liza a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Pierre Lempereur

    answered by

    You should use the regular SNCB train from Brussels to Antwert, it's very convinient and very close by (30 min). From Brussels to Paris there is the Thalys leaving from Gare Du Midi and from Paris to London you should use the Eurostar train (from Gare du Nord Paris).

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Gare Du Midi (attraction)
    2. Gare du Nord Paris (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Pierre a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Piet Barbieux

    answered by

    Simple... use the Thalys from Brussels to Paris and use the Eurostar from brussels to London!

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Piet a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Steve Dickey

    answered by

    Book everything at capitainetrain.com RailEurope.com and Eurail passes are terribly expensive.

    Read more at Seat 61: Trains departing from Amsterdam

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Steve a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Chris Reay

    answered by

    There's a great website called Man In Seat 61 http://www.seat61.com/ Really good travel advice on trains around Europe.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Chris a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment