There are 9 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  •  4h 4m

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

SFr 94 - SFr 209

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Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Zurich 472 / ...

SFr 35 - SFr 55

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Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  5h 5m

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

SFr 91 - SFr 294

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Zurich  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Zurich (ZRH) LUX - ZRH

SFr 101 - SFr 208

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH

SFr 138 - SFr 388

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH

SFr 145 - SFr 374

Train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB 36 / ...

SFr 168 - SFr 262

Bus, train  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...

SFr 81 - SFr 149

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Zürich 626.1 km

SFr 75 - SFr 120

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Zürich is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Zürich is to fly which costs 85€ - 200€ and takes 4h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruxelles, Nord and arriving at Zurich. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 10h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Zürich HB via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 58m.

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The distance between Brussels and Zürich is 493 km. The road distance is 626.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6h 58m and costs 150€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Brussels to Zürich, including transfers.

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Brussels to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Brussels to Zürich train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 4m and costs 85€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 250€ and takes 6h 58m, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 10h 30m.

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  • Distance: 493.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and KLM fly from Brussels to Zürich every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Zürich via Strasbourg, Basel Sbb, and Basel SBB in around 6h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 480
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 420
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 370
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 750
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 310
Train operators
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 38
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 160
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 130
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Comfort
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Premium
SFr 95 - SFr 130
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 160
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Comfort
SFr 90 - SFr 120
Premium
SFr 110 - SFr 160
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 Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
Rail 1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Eurolines FR
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, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Brussels to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Zurich station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Zürich is 626 km. It takes approximately 6h 20m to drive from Brussels to Zürich.

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

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Book your Brussels to Zürich bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 538+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 87 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 16€ - 18€.

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