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There are 8 ways to get from Abondance to Brussels by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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 via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Thonon-les-Bains to Bellegarde Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Bellegarde to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

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Bus  •  16h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Annemasse to Bern N1156
  2. Take the bus from Bern to Brussels-North train station N506

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Train  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Thonon-les-Bains to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

Drive  •  7h 54m

  1. Drive from Abondance to Brussels 774.2 km

Bus, train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Place Du Village to Gare Sncf - Thonon
  2. Take the train from Thonon Les Bains to Geneve
  3. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU

Train, train to Lyon, fly  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Thonon-les-Bains to Bellegarde
  2. Take the train from Bellegarde to Lyon Part Dieu
  3. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU

Train to Zurich, fly  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU

Shuttle  •  13h 52m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Chapelle d´Abondance to Brussel

Abondance to Brussels by bus and train

The journey time between Abondance and Brussels is around 14h 13m and covers a distance of around 881 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8h. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 57m. Operated by Bus Urbain Thononais, SAT Transport en Autocar, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Abondance to Brussels service departs from Place Du Village and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 19 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 13m
Layover time:
8h
Total time:
14h 13m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 57m
Journey distance:
881 km
Services per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€178
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:05
Last service departs at:
17:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Abondance to Brussels bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Abondance to Brussels is to bus which costs €45 - €70 and takes 16h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Abondance to Brussels is to bus and train and fly which costs €65 - €210 and takes 6h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Abondance to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Place Du Village and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Place Des Arts - Thonon, Annemasse and Bern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 52m.

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It is 537 km from Abondance to Brussels. It is approximately 774.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Abondance to Brussels without a car is to train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine which takes 8h 23m and costs €210 - €440.

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It takes approximately 8h 23m to get from Abondance to Brussels, including transfers.

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Abondance to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Annemasse station.

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The best way to get from Abondance to Brussels is to train via Bellegarde-sur-Valserine which takes 8h 23m and costs €210 - €440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €70 and takes 16h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Map of how to get from Abondance to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 537.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 23m

What companies run services between Abondance, France and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Abondance to Brussels via Gare Sncf - Thonon, Thonon-les-Bains, Bellegarde, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 8h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Abondance to Brussels via Place Des Arts - Thonon, Annemasse, and Bern in around 16h 52m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Thonon-les-Bains to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€120 - €230
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellegarde to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Thonon Les Bains to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Thonon Les Bains to Geneve
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €20
Train from Bellegarde to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€14 - €26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €26
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Thonon-les-Bains to Bellegarde
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €32
1st Class
€21 - €26
Train from Bellegarde to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
Train from Thonon-les-Bains to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Bellegarde to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€16 - €19
1st Class
€20 - €24
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Annemasse to Bern
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bern to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Bern to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus Urbain Thononais
Phone
+33 4 50 26 35 35
Email
transports@cc-peva.fr
Website
leman-but.fr
Bus from Place Du Village to Gare Sncf - Thonon
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8
Website
Bus Urbain Thononais
SAT Transport en Autocar
Phone
04 50 71 00 88
Email
info@sat-autocars.com
Website
sat-autocars.com
Bus from Abondance - Place du Village to Thonon-les-Bains - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
sat-leman.com
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Chapelle d´Abondance to Brussel
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160
Book at
Starliner

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