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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Brussels by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv

$160 - $204

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Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299 / ...

$30 - $60

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Bâle / ...
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North

$77 - $133

Rideshare  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the rideshare from Basel to Brussels 336 miles

$48 - $51

Drive  •  5h 18m

  1. Drive from Basel to Brussels 336.5 miles

$70 - $110

Fly from Basel  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU

$42 - $265

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Brussels (BRU) SXB - BRU

$113 - $369

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU

$112 - $369

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Brussels is to rideshare which costs SFr 48 - SFr 51 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 270 and takes 3h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at Bruxelles Midi via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 53m.

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The distance between Basel and Brussels is 435 km. The road distance is 538.4 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 210.

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It takes approximately 5h 53m to get from Basel to Brussels, including transfers.

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Basel to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Brussels train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Brussels is to train which takes 5h 53m and costs SFr 150 - SFr 210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 9h 35m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 270 and takes 3h 41m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 271.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 53m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Basel to Brussels via Strasbourg in around 5h 53m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Brussels twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 9h 35m. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$48 - $51
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Basel to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Brussels, Brussels-North station.

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Basel to Brussels train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Bruxelles Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Brussels is 538 km. It takes approximately 5h 18m to drive from Basel to Brussels.

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easyJet, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Basel to Brussels bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1016+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Basel and Brussels. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8m and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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