London to Brussels by bus
Coach to Brussels from London
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It’s not difficult to travel from the UK to Belgium by coach, and in my opinion, this option is the most affordable and pleasant.
London has a very convenient network of coach services to Belgium, especially into Brussels. You can travel from the UK from £15, - with a new Eurolines’s UK periodic special fare. The special fare is available for a single or round-journey. Depending on the route some coaches stop in Gillingham, Folkestone and Dover. From London to Brussels you travel comfortably and conveniently by Eurolines and the journey takes approximately 8 hours, the coach travel from Brussels to London takes up to 7 hours (including a different time zone).
Additional information is available from Eurolines directly.
Megabus - Cheap Coach Service from London to Brussels
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megabus.com now serves Brussels!
From Monday 16 April 2012, megabus.com has begun to operate services from the UK to Boulogne, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
Megabus is offering cheap coach (bus) travel from London to Brussels, with fares starting as little as £1.
Megabus is a company run by the Stagecoach Group which offers discount intercity bus services in the UK and US.
London-Brussels coach: This service runs 2x daily (1 daytime service, 1 overnight service) in each direction. From London Victoria Coach Station the coach travels to either Dover or Ramsgate for a ferry crossing to Calais or Boulogne (included in the price). The coach then makes stops in Boulogne before arriving in Brussels. The London coach actually originates from Leicester and Milton Keynes.
The Megabus services depart London at 0900 and 2100, arriving in Brussels at 16:30 and 0610, respectively. From Brussels, the coaches leave at 0015 and 1400, arriving at London Victoria at 0730 and 2000, respectively.
Bookings to all new international destinations will be available from many points across the UK with a change of vehicle at London Victoria Coach Station. Passengers will require to check in and provide passport information prior to boarding the coach at Victoria Coach Station before departure for the ferry crossing to the continent via either Dover or Ramsgate to either Calais or Boulogne. Regardless of the port of arrival in France, all services will call at Boulogne to pick up and set down.
Visit megabus.com for further details or to book!
Megabus one-way international coach fares are currently priced between £1 and £30 - this is exceptionally cheap - in fact, the cheapest way of travelling between the above cities. There is also a 50p booking fee on top. Fares are priced in pounds sterling (£) for British customers and in Euros (€) for Belgian customers.
Megabus has purchased 10 new coaches for this European operation which have toilet facilities and free WiFi on board.
Megabus coach stops
In London, the Megabus coach departs/arrives from Victoria Coach Station
In Brussels, the Megabus stop is at Rue de Progres, alongside the Gare du Nord
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Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
How to buy tickets & some helpful information
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- A special coach ticket for those living outside London
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The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Eurolines is a coalition of independent bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page, a complete list of operators affiliated with the Eurolines group is available under www.eurolines.com. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.
Eurolines & National Express in one booking
National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
Trains & airlines from the UK to Brussels
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to Brussels or vice versa by train we suggest you visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Brussels are recommended on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air links services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To Belgium by coach, see current international timetables & fares
London to Brussels by bus - travel by daytime
Valid until 31/10/2017
|Eurolines service number||▼
|Days of operation||▼||Daily
|Period(s) of operation||▼||2||-
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼
London to Brussels by bus - travel by night
Valid until 31/10/2017
|Eurolines service number||▼
|Days of operation||▼||M,Fr||Daily||Fr,Su||nSa
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-||-||-
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼
Brussels to London by bus - travel by daytime
|Valid until 31/10/2017||Returning|
|Eurolines service number||▼||165||165||165||167||190/1||140|
|Days of operation||▼||T,Fr,Sa||M,T,Th,Sa||Daily||Daily||T,Sa
|Period(s) of operation||▼||5||3||4
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||TRAIN||TRAIN||TRAIN||FERRY||TRAIN||TRAIN|
Brussels to London by bus - travel by night
|Valid until 31/10/2017||Returning|
|Eurolines service number||▼||160/163||160/163||144||144||144|
|Days of operation||▼||Sa||nSa||Fr,Su||Daily||FrtoM|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-||-||-
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||FERRY||FERRY||TRAIN||TRAIN||TRAIN|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
Fr to M = from Friday to Monday
1 = Operates 14/7 to 28/8.
2 = Operates 15/7 to 29/8.
3 = Operates 3/7 to 19/7.
4 = Operates 21/7 to 4/9.
5 = Operates 1/5 to 30/6 and 6/9 onwards.
6 = Operates 26/5 to 18/9.
7 = Operates 1/4 to 30/9.
8 = Operates 22/9 to 2/10.
Most of the services are operated by Eurolines Plus service (Free Wi-Fi, more legroom, DVD)
Departure and arrival points:
London, Eurolines, Check-in, Victoria Coach Station
Gillingham, Hempstead Valley, Shopping centre
Canterbury, Eurolines Stop, Bus Station
Folkestone, Stop 24 Service Area, Coach Interchange
Dover, Eurolines, Check-in, Eastern Docks
Brussels, Eurolines Coach Station, North Rail Station
Amendable and refundable. Available up to the day of travel.
|London, Gillingham, Folkestone, Dover to:
|Single||Return||Single||Return||Single||Return|| UK to Belgium
|All destinations in Belgium
||from £15||from £30||from £15||from £30||Reduced fares||Belgium to the UK|
|Special tickets are available exclusively online for travel to Belgium|
|Eurolines in order to keep their fares as competitive as possible
to these destinations they are not fixing them in the
traditional way. Please use the online journey planner
tstill apply. Return fares offer
the best value as a discount is applied when outbound and
inbound journeys are purchased at the same time.
Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.
How to buy tickets online for travel from Britain to Brussels
To purchase tickets online you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines or National Express’ websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. One-way standard ticket from London to Brussels costs from £33. Discounted tickets are also available for children. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get a discount ticket as low as £9 one-way. Early booking is highly recommended because the Eurolines’s route between London and Brussels is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.
Passengers with open date return tickets must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the Eurolines office in Brussels (09) 220 9024
There are several simple ways:
- For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK, you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
- To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites, you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.
Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:
- e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
- by collection: in one of the National Express office,
- by post: allow 7 working days.
Note: In some cases, e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.
- Detailed information on purchasing tickets
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- Bus tickets from Brussels & Belgium to Britain
- Exclusively through this journey planner, you can purchase tickets for the route from Brussels (North) to London Victoria
Travelling to Europe from outside London
National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London, for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just in the box defining the place of departure, enter the name of the place from which you start the journey. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option isn't available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you must buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London.
It's easy, buy a ticket online now.
The journey from London to Brussels by Eurolines
Each day this coach operator has up to 7 coach services to and from Brussels.
All Eurolines coaches have an on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. Folding bikes are accepted.
London to Brussels operates special „Eurolines Plus” coaches, so in addition to the above, you can watch DVDs whilst taking advantage of extra legroom.
Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket.
Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers in the first place, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Buy a ticket online
Eurolines coach services to Brussels depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches arrive and depart at the Bruxelles-Nord Station complex. Buy a ticket online now.
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. The number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however, it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
- Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing a name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other person's luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station
You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. Buy a ticket online now.
Check-In at Brussels North
You check-in at one of the counters inside the Eurolines bus station. You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure.
If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal
Sea crossings are made by Ferry or Eurotunnel, check timetables for specific information. On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel, terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however, occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.
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Refreshment stops Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shipping services used by Eurolines provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.
Carriage of luggage
All Eurolines customers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The Coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilogrammes each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. Buy a ticket online now.
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