Traveling from the UK to Belgium is fast and easy. There are several means of transport offering quick and affordable connections between the UK and Belgium. In this guide I will try to give you an overview of all different travel methods and help you find out which one fits with your travel style and budget.
Trains from the UK to Belgium
The Eurostar train connects London and Brussels through the channel tunnel with maximum speeds up to 300 km’s/hour.
Watch out for special weekend deals and make sure to book your ticket a few weeks in advance to get to lowest fare.
For tickets & more info check www.eurostar.com
Flights between the UK and Belgium
There are 5 airlines connection offering flights from the UK to Belgium and back. The best way to find the lowest fare on your airplane tickets is to use www.skyscanner.net
Flights from London Heatrow to Brussels Zaventem:
Flights from London City Airport to Antwerp International Airport
Flights from Dublin Airport to Belgium:
- Cityjet offers flights to Antwerp International airport.
- Ryanair offers flights to Brussels Zaventem Airport
- Aer Lingus offers flights to Brussels Zaventem Airport
Flights from Edinburgh to Belgium:
- Brussels Airlines offers flights to Brussels Zaventem Airport
Ferries from the UK to Belgium
The Ferry from UK to Belgium is an excellent way to travel by car or from further up north.
Ferries from Dover:
- DFDS operates a ferry line between Dover and Duinkerkque (France)
- P&O Ferries and DFDS both operate ferry lines between Dover and Calais (France).
Ferries from Hull:
- P&O Ferries runs a line between Hull and Zeebrugge
Ferries from Newcastle:
- DFDS runs a ferry line between Newcastle Upon Tine and Ijmuiden, Amsterdam (The Netherlands.
In general it will be cheaper to book a flight using skyscanner.net to find the best deal. However if you book your ticket a few weeks upfront and watch out for special weekend deals, the Eurostar might be cheaper.
Flying from London to Brussels takes about 1 hour, whilst the Eurostar train takes 2 hours to reach it’s destination. However, because of the boarding times you will need at least 30 minutes at each airport if everything runs perfectly as planned. So in general it will be faster and easier to take the Eurostar if you need to travel fast between the London and Brussels.
When traveling from the South of England it’s cheaper and faster to use the Channel Tunnel for a crossing and drive from Calais to Belgium. When traveling from up north it’s generally better to take the ferry from Hull.