There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Belgium by plane, train, 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 Zurich to Brussels  •  3 h 44 min

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

$87 - $311

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299

$42 - $68

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Train to Basel, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 38 min

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

$91 - $326

Fly Zurich to Antwerp  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antwerp (ANR) ZRH - ANR

$66 - $468

Fly Zurich to Luxembourg, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Luxembourg (LUX) ZRH - LUX
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Liège

$79 - $299

Fly Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins

$84 - $269

Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv

$198 - $258

Bus Eurolines CH  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

$55 - $80

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brussels 390.3 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Belgium is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 11 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Belgium is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 300 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Brussels North. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Belgium is 461 km. The road distance is 624.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Belgium without a car is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 250.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Zürich to Belgium, including transfers.

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Zürich to Belgium bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zurich station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Belgium is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 250 and takes 7 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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

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Zürich to Belgium bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Brussels North station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Belgium is 625 km. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Zürich to Belgium.

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

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  • Distance: 288.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Belgium?

Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Schaerbeek hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Brussels via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Bruxelles Midi, and Gare Du Midi in around 7 h 19 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Zurich to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Zurich to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liège-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Liege-Guillemins
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $75
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Liège
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch

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