There are 8 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 via Paris Est  •  5 h 40 min

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

$203 - $294

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Luxembourg
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Metz
  3. Take the bus from Metz to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport

$27 - $40

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Luxembourg Intercity
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville Tgv

$90 - $116

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 35 min

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

$30 - $55

Drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Basel 336.2 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Basel  •  3 h 23 min

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

$58 - $266

Fly to Zurich, train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$118 - $372

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  4 h 11 min

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

$130 - $377

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 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Basel once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Eurolines CH also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
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 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
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
Every day
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
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 Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $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
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $29
1st Class
$43
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 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 - $70
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Luxembourg to Metz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Metz to Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Basel is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 46 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels to Basel is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs 45€ - 220€.

No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Basel. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Basel SBB via Paris Est and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Basel, Basel central station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Brussels to Basel, including transfers.