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There are 11 ways to get from Bruges to Switzerland by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Brussels, fly to Basel  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL

$68 - $282

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Train, bus  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$48 - $84

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Train to Brussels, fly to Geneva  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$68 - $212

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$106 - $327

Bus to Lille Lesquin, fly to Geneva  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Geneva (GVA) LIL - GVA

$81 - $1,221

Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$66 - $235

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Basel  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
  2. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  4. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL

$76 - $253

Train via Paris Est  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$241 - $372

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$194 - $311

Bus  •  13 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$64 - $100

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Zürich 454.6 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Switzerland is to train and bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Switzerland is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 51 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Switzerland is 611 km. The road distance is 727.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs 210€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Bruges to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Bruges to Switzerland train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Switzerland is to train which takes 8 h 51 min and costs 210€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 13 h 39 min.

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

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Bruges to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 382 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bruges to Zürich via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 8 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Zürich via Brussels, Brussels-North station, Brussels North, Zurich, and Zürich HB in around 13 h 39 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,600
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
bahn.de
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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 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
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Switzerland is 727 km. It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to drive from Bruges to Switzerland.

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

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