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There are 8 ways to get from Lucerne to Brussels by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv

$185 - $255

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Bus  •  10 h 1 min

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

$35 - $60

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Train, bus  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB 27 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Brussels North

$79 - $135

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Brussels 397.5 miles

$80 - $120

Train to Zurich, fly  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU

$95 - $337

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 5 min

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

$76 - $326

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Brussels (BRU) SXB - BRU

$138 - $420

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Brussels (BRU) GVA - BRU

$119 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 10 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Brussels is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 340 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luzern and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lucerne to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at Bruxelles Midi via Basel SBB and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Brussels is 512 km. The road distance is 636 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 7 h 32 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Lucerne to Brussels, including transfers.

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Lucerne to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Brussels is to train which takes 7 h 32 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 10 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 319.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Lucerne to Brussels via Basel SBB and Strasbourg in around 7 h 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lucerne to Brussels 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 10 h 1 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Luzern to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Bus operators
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
Bus from Luzern to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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

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Lucerne to Brussels train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Bruxelles Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Brussels is 636 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Lucerne to Brussels.

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

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Book your Lucerne to Brussels bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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