Who told you that and what reason did they give for saying so?
Trains between Brussels and Paris are dedicated, purpose-built high-speed trains, they run on a dedicated, purpose-built high-sped rail line throughout virtually the whole journey, and run from city centre to city centre in less than 90 minutes.
I cannot see any way except price in which a bus journey would be superior - and if you book in advance you can get some pretty good train fares.
This was from someone living in Brussels. She said that the there are some issues with the track because of which bus is the better option. I am not too sure about the specifics. I had wanted her to book our tickets on Thalys as I could not book our specific combination of our tickets online.
Thanks for your help.
< She said that the there are some issues with the track because of which bus is the better option >
This is not true at all. As wirewiper said in post 1, the only possible advantage of the bus (for some people) is that it may be cheaper. It is much slower and less comfortable. The train takes only 1 hour 25 minutes between Brussels and Paris.
Thank you. So that settles it for me that Thalys is definitely the way to go!
This concerns VERY limited number of trains, and will be noticed when booking via a booking engine on line.
Apart from cost reasons, there is absolutely no need to look for alternatives to Thalys trains. Luckily these work very well for many years.
Thank you! That explains it then.
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