There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Basel 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  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$200 - $288

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

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

$30 - $60

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Bus via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel  •  8 h 22 min

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

$34 - $56

Train  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Luxembourg Ic
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB

$82 - $120

Bus Eurolines FR  •  10 h 44 min

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

$84 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Basel 336.2 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Basel  •  3 h 30 min

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

$43 - $265

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$110 - $370

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5 h 21 min

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

$113 - $370

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station station and arriving at Basel, Basel central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Basel. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Basel SBB via Paris Est and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 34 min.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Basel without a car is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Brussels to Basel, including transfers.

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

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Brussels to Basel train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Basel is to train which takes 5 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 22 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 30 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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Brussels to Basel bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Basel.
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  • Distance: 271.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Basel via Paris-Nord, Paris Est, and Strasbourg in around 5 h 34 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
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 Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Train operators
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
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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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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
Train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
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 Brussels-North to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Brussels to Basel train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Basel is 538 km. It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to drive from Brussels to Basel.

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

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Book your Brussels to Basel bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 499+ hotels available in Basel. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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