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

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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

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Bus via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Brussels, Brussels-North station N836

$33 - $59

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Bus  •  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 from Basel  •  3 h 36 min

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

$42 - $265

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 7 min

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

$112 - $369

Train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5 h 2 min

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

$113 - $369

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Basel, Basel central station station and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station 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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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 5 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min 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 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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, FlixBus operates a bus from Basel to Brussels 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
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
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
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 Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
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
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
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
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
1 h 12 min
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
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Bus operators
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
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
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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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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 5 h 18 min to drive from Basel to Brussels.

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Brussels Airlines, easyJet 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 951+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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