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Need help buying train tickets from Paris to Brussels

Hi! We are traveling from Charles De Gaulle to Bruges on October 2nd, preferably around 1030am leaving the Paris airport. I've looked at, and My question is which website is probably the best to use, considering the prices were all similar. However, the options to get the tickets are either pick up (which doesn't given an option to pick up at the airport in Paris) or ship to home.... how long does it take the tickets to arrive if we mail them to our house in Pennyslvania? The digital home print is not available.

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I took a look and I was able to choose the 11:07 departure and choose to collect tickets in a French Station using I'd buy through The 10:38 option wasn't available, it gave an error message and said choose a different train.

Here is the ticket office location at the airport:

You might want to consider not booking this trip ahead because if you are delayed and miss the train they will only give you 50% of cost of your original ticket towards the purchase of the new one. I have had this problem. My flight was a little delayed and two hours wasn't enough time to get my train.

If I try to book a train as if I was there in Paris booking on the spot, there are 3hr options available for 101.60€ changing in Brussels Midi, but there are also options for 63.90€ if I choose a 4hr trip connecting through Lille Flandres and Kortrijk.

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Capitainetrain does not do Belgian Tickets except for Thalys. SNCF says you can pick them up at the station. There is an SNCF station at Charles DeGaulle. That is where you say you are leaving from. Careful, if it is a reduced fare ticket, it may be worthless if your inbound flight is delayed. The Loisir fare can be exchanged up to 1 hour after departure, but you will take a hit if the delay is more substantial. For a bit more money, you can just buy a full fare ticket when you get to the station.
They can't issue print-at-home for Belgian Rail tickets, which is the Brussels-Bruges leg.