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There are 10 ways to get from Switzerland to Brussels by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Geneva  •  4h 1m

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

$43 - $196

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Bus FlixBus  •  12h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg N07 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299

$39 - $68

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Fly from Zurich  •  3h 56m

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

$80 - $311

Fly from Basel  •  3h 45m

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

$42 - $265

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4h 58m

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

$44 - $237

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6h 5m

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

$63 - $305

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Brussels (BRU) LYS - BRU

$78 - $277

Train  •  7h 32m

  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

$184 - $255

Bus Eurolines CH  •  11h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

$63 - $90

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brussels 390.3 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 70 and takes 12h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 270 and takes 3h 45m.

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

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The distance between Switzerland and Brussels is 533 km. The road distance is 624.5 km.

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

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Switzerland to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 260 and takes 7h 32m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 90 and takes 11h 47m.

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

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 332.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Geneva to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Brussels via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, and Strasbourg in around 7h 32m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
1h 18m
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
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 3 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
3h 35m
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
10h 45m
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
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1016+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 23m and costs SFr 3 - SFr 5.

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