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There are 7 ways to get from Winterthur to Brussels by plane, train, bus, night 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 Zurich  •  3h 50m

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

71€ - 269€

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  11h 42m

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Brussels, Brussels-North station N837

35€ - 80€

5 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU

58€ - 292€

Train via Paris  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg Ter
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

175€ - 320€

Train  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg Ter
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

160€ - 240€

Bus  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

50€ - 90€

Drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Winterthur to Brussels 404.4 miles

70€ - 110€

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The cheapest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to night bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 95 and takes 11h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 310 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Winterthur to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Winterthur and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Zuerich Hb, Gare de Basel-SBB, Strasbourg and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 39m.

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The distance between Winterthur and Brussels is 489 km. The road distance is 647 km.

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The best way to get from Winterthur to Brussels without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 39m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 370.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Winterthur to Brussels, including transfers.

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Winterthur to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs SFr 200 - SFr 370 and takes 7h 39m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 55 - SFr 110 and takes 12h 20m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Winterthur to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 305.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Winterthur to Brussels every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Winterthur to Brussels via Zuerich Hb, Basel Sbb, Gare de Basel-SBB, Gare de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Paris Est, and Paris Nord in around 7h 39m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 1200€
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 850€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 850€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
28€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
19€ - 24€
1st Class
35€ - 36€
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 85€
1st Class
100€ - 150€
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
160€ - 230€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Gare de Basel-SBB to Gare de Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 26€
1st Class
35€ - 37€
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
60€ - 75€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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€ - 100€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
75€ - 100€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
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
45€ - 65€
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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
Night bus from Zurich to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Winterthur to Brussels is 647 km. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Winterthur to Brussels.

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

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There are 1132+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 62€ per night.

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The best way to get from Winterthur to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 17m and costs SFr 4 - SFr 24.

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