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Help! Trying to figure out a train ticket Bruges-Paris asap

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I posted a few days ago but perhaps my title wasn't clear enough. We're traveling from Bruges to Paris on April 23rd, which is the Saturday before Easter, so I'm figuring that the Smoove fares are going to go very quickly and want to book asap.

I'd like to arrive in Paris around 1:30pm. First I looked on the Thalys website, but it only shows one direct train Bruges-Paris, in the early evening. However, there are lots of trains Brussels-Paris, includng one departing Brussels at 12:15 and arriving in Paris at 1:35, which would be perfect.

Then I looked at the hafas.benesystem website, which shows the timeline of a route from Bruges via Brussels to Paris, leaving Bruges at 10:35, arriving in Brussels at 11:34. Is this plenty of time for the connection - almost 45 minutes - and is it within the same Brussels station? (I think so).

In addition, I looked at the "any belgian station" info on Thalys, but it says I cannot do a Ticketless internet ticket - it must be picked up in Belgium or France (I'd really rather not worry about that).

SO - do I book the Thalys ticket Brussels- Paris now, then get the Bruges-Brussels ticket later? I think I enter Brussels Midi (aka Zuid) as the station. And what website do I use for the Bruges-Brussels station.

Thank you!!!!

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