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There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland to Belgium 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 from Basel  •  3 h 35 min

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

$42 - $265

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Fly from Geneva  •  3 h 56 min

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

$43 - $196

Fly from Zurich  •  3 h 51 min

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

$80 - $311

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 53 min

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

$44 - $222

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Brussels (BRU) LIN - BRU

$62 - $307

Train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv

$187 - $258

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

$63 - $90

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg N99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299

$42 - $71

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brussels 390.3 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Belgium is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 75 and takes 12 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Belgium is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 270 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Belgium is 501 km. The road distance is 624.5 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 7 h 40 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Switzerland to Belgium, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Belgium is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs SFr 40 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 260 and takes 7 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 11 h 47 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Belgium is 625 km. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Switzerland to Belgium.

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

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There are 184+ hotels available in Belgium. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Belgium.
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  • Distance: 313 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Basel to Schaerbeek 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Brussels via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Bruxelles Midi, and Gare Du Midi in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Basel to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $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
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 12 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 4.

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