There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Zürich by plane, train, 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 Brussels to Zurich  •  3 h 49 min

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

$95 - $312

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$35 - $65

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Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$87 - $326

Train to Antwerp, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Zurich (ZRH) ANR - ZRH

$72 - $425

Train via Paris Est  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Paris Nord Tha
  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 3 / ...

$231 - $349

Train  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB Tgv / ...

$116 - $140

Bus Eurolines DE  •  14 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich Ouibus

$66 - $90

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Zürich 390.1 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Zürich is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Zürich is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 80€ - 270€.

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The distance between Brussels and Zürich is 493 km. The road distance is 624 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Brussels to Zürich, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels, Brussels-North station and arriving at Zurich. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Zürich HB via Paris Est, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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

Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Brussels to Zürich every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Zürich via Paris Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Antwerp to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Luxembourg to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $54
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Brussels North to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus

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