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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 33 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

$203 - $290

Cheapest option

Bus via Liège  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Liège Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Liège to Basel, Basel central station N506

$34 - $56

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 11 min

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

$86 - $145

Bus  •  9 h 30 min

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

$30 - $60

Train, bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Luxembourg Ic
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the bus from Metz to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport

$41 - $57

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Basel 336.2 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Basel  •  3 h 26 min

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

$43 - $265

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$103 - $371

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  4 h 14 min

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

$114 - $370

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Basel is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Basel is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 3 h 26 min.

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

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Brussels to Basel, including transfers.

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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 33 min.

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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 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Basel via Liège in around 8 h 45 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
57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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 - $170
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
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
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station to Liège
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Metz to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Liège to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 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
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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

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