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

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Fly Zurich to Brussels  •  3h 50m

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

75€ - 310€

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Bus via Basel  •  11h

  1. Take the bus from Winterthur to Basel, Basel SBB 206
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Brussels, Brussels-North station N836 / ...

34€ - 50€

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Train to Basel, fly to Brussels  •  5h 43m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU

88€ - 324€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Brussels  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Brussels (BRU) STR - BRU

129€ - 399€

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) ZRH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

114€ - 352€

Fly Zurich to Cologne Bonn, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Bruxelles-Nord

119€ - 317€

Fly Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) ZRH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

114€ - 362€

Train via Paris  •  7h 52m

  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

178€ - 319€

Train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Singen to Offenburg 20-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

167€ - 275€

Bus  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

41€ - 96€

Drive  •  6h 27m

  1. Drive from Winterthur to Brussels 647 km

70€ - 110€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to bus via Basel which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 340 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, Brussels-North station via Basel, Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h.

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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, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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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 52m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 350.

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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, depart from Winterthur station.

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Winterthur to Brussels train services, operated by TGV inOui, 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 340. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 350 and takes 7h 52m, you could also bus via Basel, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 11h.

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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 flies from Winterthur to Brussels once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Winterthur to Brussels via Zuerich Hb, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Nord in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 150€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 250€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 260€
Flights from Zurich to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 150€
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Zurich to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
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.

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
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 16€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
10€ - 13€
1st Class
13€ - 16€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Singen to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Singen to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Singen to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
85€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Bus operators
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 Winterthur to Basel, Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel, Basel SBB to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
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 Bale to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
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

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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, Brussels-North 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 647 km. It takes approximately 6h 27m to drive from Winterthur to Brussels.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1164+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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

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