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There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Switzerland by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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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Fly to Basel  •  3 h 42 min

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

$43 - $266

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Fly to Geneva  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA

$43 - $196

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH

$81 - $311

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP

$45 - $241

Train via Paris Est  •  6 h 56 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
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

$231 - $348

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB Ec

$186 - $293

Bus  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$63 - $89

Train, night bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins Ic / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Liège to Zurich N831

$44 - $79

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Zürich 390.1 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Switzerland is to train and night bus which costs 35€ - 70€ and takes 10 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Switzerland is to fly which costs 35€ - 240€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Switzerland is 533 km. The road distance is 624.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 200€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Brussels to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels to Switzerland is to fly which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 35€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 56 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 10 h 49 min.

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

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Brussels to Switzerland train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 332.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Switzerland?

Brussels Airlines, easyJet and Lufthansa fly from Brussels to Basel 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Zürich via Paris-Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Zürich HB in around 6 h 56 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $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
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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
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
Train from Brusel Nord to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $210
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
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Liège-Guillemins / Luik-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$17 - $26
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Liège to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Switzerland is 624 km. It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to drive from Brussels to Switzerland.

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

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There are 658+ hotels available in Switzerland. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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