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There are 6 ways to get from Cluses to Brussels by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Paris  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Cluses to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys

€240 - €449

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Bus  •  14h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Cluses to Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière Re04
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Brussels South N769

€50 - €85

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Cluses to Lyon Part Dieu K031
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

€169 - €254

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Cluses to Brussels 803 km

€85 - €130

Train, fly  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Cluses to Annemasse
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU

€62 - €212

Train, shuttle  •  16h 21m

  1. Take the train from Cluses to Annemasse L3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Annemasse to Aigle Re / ...
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Aigle to Brussel

€180 - €214

Cluses to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Cluses and Brussels is around 12h 2m and covers a distance of around 919 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 22m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Transilien and Thalys, the Cluses to Brussels train service departs from Cluses and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 2m
Fastest train time:
7h 22m
Train distance:
919 km
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€240
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:25
Last train departs at:
17:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cluses to Brussels train schedules

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International entry into Belgium from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Mandatory

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Cluses to Brussels is to bus which costs €45 - €90 and takes 14h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Cluses to Brussels is to train and fly which takes 5h 15m and costs €60 - €220.

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No, there is no direct train from Cluses to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Cluses and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 16m.

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The distance between Cluses and Brussels is 557 km. The road distance is 803 km.

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The best way to get from Cluses to Brussels without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 16m and costs €240 - €450.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Cluses to Brussels, including transfers.

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Cluses to Brussels train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Cluses station.

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The best way to get from Cluses to Brussels is to train via Paris which takes 7h 16m and costs €240 - €450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €90 and takes 14h 46m.

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

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Cluses to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Map of how to get from Cluses to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 557.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 16m

What companies run services between Cluses, France and Brussels, Belgium?

You can take a train from Cluses to Brussels via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 7h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cluses to Brussels via Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière, Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon Perrache, and Lyon Perrache in around 14h 46m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €650
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 Cluses to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€160 - €290
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Cluses to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Cluses to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Annemasse to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
Train from Cluses 74 to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€17 - €29
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €29
1st Class
€17 - €21
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 Cluses 74 to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Rail 1st Class
€13 - €19
Train from Annemasse to Aigle
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€12 - €19
Rail 1st Class
€15 - €23
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Cluses to Lyon-Part-Dieu Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
SBB
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 Lyon Perrache to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Aigle to Brussel
Ave. Duration
11h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€160
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Starliner

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