There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Brussels by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$160 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus via Metz  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Metz
  3. Take the bus from Metz to Luxembourg
  4. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station

$24 - $44

6 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$30 - $60

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North

$84 - $157

Drive  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Brussels 336.5 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Basel to Brussels  •  3 h 36 min

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

$57 - $265

Train to Zurich, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 45 min

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

$120 - $368

Fly Basel to Amsterdam, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Amsterdam (AMS) BSL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol (Airport) to Bruxelles-Midi

$66 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 45 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Brussels is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 270.

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The distance between Basel and Brussels is 435 km. The road distance is 538 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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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 5 h 53 min.

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

You can take a train from Basel to Brussels via Strasbourg in around 5 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to Brussels via Basel EuroAirport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport, Strasbourg, Metz, and Luxembourg in around 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Basel to Amsterdam via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol (Airport) to Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$80 - $110
Dutch Railways (NS)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Strasbourg to Metz
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Metz to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Luxembourg to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Metz
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Basel to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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