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There are 6 ways to get from Winterthur to Brussels by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

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

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Train, Bus

  1. Take the train from Singen to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the Bus from Karlsruhe to Brussels

Train via Paris

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Train

  1. Take the train from Singen to Offenburg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North train station

Drive

  1. Drive from Winterthur to Brussels

Winterthur to Brussels by train and walk

The journey time between Winterthur and Brussels is around 9h 2m and covers a distance of around 1006 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 1m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 38m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Thurbo and others, the Winterthur to Brussels service departs from Winterthur and arrives in Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. Typically 50 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 1m
Layover time:
3h 1m
Total time:
9h 2m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 38m
Journey distance:
1006 km
Services per week:
50
Cheapest price:
€220
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:28
Last service departs at:
23:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Winterthur to Brussels train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to drive which costs SFr 75 - SFr 120 and takes 6h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 230 and takes 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Winterthur to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Winterthur and arriving at Brussels-North train station via Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 35m.

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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, Basel Sbb, Strasbourg and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between Winterthur and Brussels is 489 km. The road distance is 645 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 48m and costs SFr 210 - SFr 470.

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

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Winterthur to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus-de, depart from Winterthur station.

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Winterthur to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, 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 75 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs SFr 210 - SFr 470 and takes 7h 48m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 10h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Winterthur to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 489.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines fly from Winterthur to Brussels 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Winterthur to Brussels via Zuerich Hb, Basel Sbb, Strasbourg, Paris l'Est, and Paris Nord in around 7h 48m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Train operators
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
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 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Paris-Est
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€120 - €220
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€80 - €95
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Strasbourg Bahnhof to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €100
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
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Winterthur to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Karlsruhe to Brussels
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Winterthur to Brussels is 645 km. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Winterthur to Brussels.

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

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