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There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Swiss Alps 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  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Airolo 26

SFr 219 - SFr 304

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Bus  •  14h 20m

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

SFr 76 - SFr 119

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Rotkreuz Ec
  3. Take the train from Rotkreuz to Airolo 46

SFr 201 - SFr 313

Bus, train  •  15h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Basel
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Airolo 26

SFr 115 - SFr 204

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Swiss Alps 464.7 miles

SFr 95 - SFr 140

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

SFr 125 - SFr 403

Fly Brussels to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 21m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

SFr 94 - SFr 319

Fly Brussels to Milan Linate, train  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Linate (LIN) BRU - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

SFr 110 - SFr 384

Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
  3. Take the train from Erstfeld to Airolo

SFr 115 - SFr 388

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt

SFr 144 - SFr 400

Fly Charleroi to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10h 38m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CRL - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo

SFr 95 - SFr 306

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Swiss Alps is to bus which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 7h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Luzern, Bahnhof, Altdorf UR, Telldenkmal and Andermatt, Bahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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The distance between Brussels and Swiss Alps is 568 km. The road distance is 743.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Swiss Alps without a car is to train which takes 10h 49m and costs 190€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 10h 49m to get from Brussels to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Swiss Alps is to train which takes 10h 49m and costs 190€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Brussels to Swiss Alps bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Swiss Alps.
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  • Distance: 355.2 miles
  • Duration: 10h 49m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Brussels to Swiss Alps via Strasbourg, Gare de Strasbourg, Gare de Basel-SBB, Basel SBB, Airolo, and Airolo, Stazione in around 10h 49m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels to Swiss Alps once daily. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 65 and the journey takes 9h 35m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 360
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 550
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 1000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 800
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 450
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 1000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 320
Flights from Charleroi to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 290
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 380 - SFr 1100
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 470
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 1100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 130 - SFr 160
1st Class
SFr 180 - SFr 270
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 14 - SFr 22
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 50
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 Basel SBB to Airolo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Rotkreuz to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Erstfeld to Airolo
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Erstfeld
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn

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 Bruxelles-Nord to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Rotkreuz
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Andermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 80
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
1st Class Ticket
SFr 65 - SFr 80
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).

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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Basel
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Swiss Alps is 743 km. It takes approximately 7h 37m to drive from Brussels to Swiss Alps.

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

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There are 176+ hotels available in Swiss Alps. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 7€ - 18€.

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