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Train via Paris  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad Pe

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Bus  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Bern N506

SFr 52 - SFr 67

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Train  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Spiez Ec

SFr 115 - SFr 240

Drive  •  7h 30m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Gstaad 717.8 km

SFr 85 - SFr 130

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
  3. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad

Fly to Basel, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Spiez
  3. Take the train from Spiez to Zweisimmen
  4. Take the train from Zweisimmen to Gstaad

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 22m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Spiez

SFr 140 - SFr 320

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 41m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

SFr 96 - SFr 325

Fly to Lyon, train  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Lyon (LYS) BRU - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Montreux
  4. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad

Shuttle, train  •  16h 8m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Brussel to Aigle
  2. Take the train from Montreux to Gstaad Pe

Brussels to Gstaad by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Gstaad is around 12h 53m and covers a distance of around 855 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 40m. Operated by Thalys, Transilien, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Brussels to Gstaad train service departs from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arrives in Gstaad. Typically four trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 53m
Fastest train time:
9h 40m
Train distance:
855 km
Trains per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:43
Last train departs at:
21:16

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels to Gstaad train schedules

Belgium → Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gstaad is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gstaad is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gstaad is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Brussels to Gstaad is to bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 12h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Gstaad is to drive which costs €75 - €120 and takes 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Gstaad. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Gstaad via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon, Lausanne and Montreux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 20m.

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The distance between Brussels and Gstaad is 532 km. The road distance is 717.8 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Gstaad without a car is to train via Paris which takes 9h 20m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 20m to get from Brussels to Gstaad, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Gstaad is to train via Paris which takes 9h 20m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 12h.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Brussels to Gstaad train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Spiez station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Gstaad.
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  • Distance: 532 km
  • Duration: 9h 20m

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Gstaad via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Lausanne, and Montreux in around 9h 20m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Bern once daily. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 45 and the journey takes 8h 55m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 320
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 340
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 270
Flights from Brussels to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 320
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 340
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 460
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 380
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 460
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 360
Flights from Brussels to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 90
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 180
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Comfort
SFr 100 - SFr 130
Premium
SFr 120 - SFr 180
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 140
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 70 - SFr 100
Comfort
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Premium
SFr 100 - SFr 140
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 250
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
MOB
Phone
+41 21 989 81 90
Website
mob.ch
Train from Montreux to Gstaad
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
MOB
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Swiss Railways
Train from Zweisimmen to Gstaad
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
MOB
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Spiez
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Zweisimmen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 10
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Gallarate to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Rail 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Train from Geneve to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Rail 1st Class
SFr 21 - SFr 35
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Bern
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Brussel to Aigle
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 177
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Starliner

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Gstaad is 718 km. It takes approximately 7h 30m to drive from Brussels to Gstaad.

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