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There are 10 ways to get from Bruges to Zürich 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.

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Train via Paris Est  •  8 h 48 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 / ...

$240 - $371

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Bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station 1753 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$41 - $75

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Train  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...

$190 - $254

Train, bus  •  12 h 54 min

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

$61 - $91

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Zürich 454.6 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Brussels, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 20 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

Train to Brussels, fly to Basel, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$98 - $342

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

$103 - $352

Train, train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  8 h 9 min

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

$111 - $334

Bus to Lille Lesquin, fly to Strasbourg, train  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Strasbourg (SXB) LIL - SXB
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$136 - $495

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Zürich is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Zürich is to train and fly which costs 90€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein and arriving at Zurich via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Zürich HB via Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Zürich is 576 km. The road distance is 727.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs 200€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Bruges to Zürich, including transfers.

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Bruges to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein station.

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Bruges to Zürich 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 Zürich is to train which takes 8 h 48 min and costs 200€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 13 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 359.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bruges to Zürich via Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid, Brussel-Zuid/Midi, Paris-Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 8 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Zürich via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
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 Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$27 - $230
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
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 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 Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
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
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
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
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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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
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
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, Bruges Bargeplein to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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

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Bruges to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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

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Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport.

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