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There are 11 ways to get from Switzerland to Brussels by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Basel  •  3h 46m

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

54€ - 262€

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Bus  •  11h 56m

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

32€ - 53€

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Fly from Zurich  •  3h 57m

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

97€ - 357€

Fly from Geneva  •  3h 54m

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

61€ - 275€

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Brussels (BRU) MXP - BRU

59€ - 296€

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6h 3m

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

83€ - 722€

Train to Lyon, fly  •  6h 15m

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

126€ - 404€

Train via Paris  •  7h 24m

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

180€ - 307€

Train  •  7h 48m

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

186€ - 289€

Bus via Zürich HB  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

43€ - 84€

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brussels 626.6 km

70€ - 110€

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 60 and takes 11h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 280 and takes 3h 46m.

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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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Zuerich Hb, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 24m.

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The distance between Switzerland and Brussels is 533 km. The road distance is 626.6 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Brussels without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 24m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Switzerland to Brussels, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Brussels train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Brussels is to fly which takes 3h 46m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 330 and takes 7h 24m, you could also bus via Zürich HB, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 90 and takes 11h 48m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 532.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

What companies run services between Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium?

easyJet, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines fly from Basel to Brussels 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Brussels via Zuerich Hb, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 7h 24m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 480€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 300€
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 430€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 370€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
300€ - 1900€
Flights from Lyon to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Geneva to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 110€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from Lyon to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 95€
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
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 Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
10€ - 13€
1st Class
13€ - 16€
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
35€ - 70€
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zurich to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Zurich to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Brussels is 627 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Switzerland to Brussels.

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

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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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