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

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Fly

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Brussels North Train Station

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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich Bus Station to Brussels-North train station

Drive

  1. Drive from Winterthur to Brussels

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The cheapest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Winterthur to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 110 - SFr 380 and takes 3h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Winterthur to Brussels station. However, there are services departing from Winterthur, Lagerhausstrasse and arriving at Brussels North Train Station via Zurich Limmatstrasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 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 38m.

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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 38m and costs SFr 290 - SFr 550.

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

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Winterthur to Brussels bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Zurich Limmatstrasse 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 46m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 380. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs SFr 290 - SFr 550 and takes 7h 38m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 9h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Winterthur to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 489.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines fly from Winterthur to Brussels every 4 hours. 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 38m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
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 3 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Strasbourg to Paris-Est
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€130 - €240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €100
Svde
Website
de.voyages-sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
de.voyages-sncf.com
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
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Brussels North Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Zurich Bus Station to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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.
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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 Union Ivkoni, 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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There are 338+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Winterthur to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 27 - SFr 40.

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