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There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Bruges by train, bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi Tgv
  4. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

$195 - $270

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Bus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 1753 / ...

$61 - $84

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Train via Paris Est  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Tha
  5. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

$235 - $360

Train, bus  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

$87 - $145

Drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bruges 455.2 miles

$95 - $140

Fly from Zurich, train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$106 - $326

Train to Basel, fly, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Brussels (BRU) BSL - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$101 - $341

Train to Stuttgart, fly, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Brussels (BRU) STR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$140 - $356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Bruges is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Bruges is to fly and train which costs SFr 100 - SFr 330 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Basel SBB, Strasbourg and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Bruges is 576 km. The road distance is 728.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 8 h 30 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Zürich to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Bruges train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bruges is to train which takes 8 h 30 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 359.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 30 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Zürich to Bruges via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Bruxelles Midi, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 8 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Bruges via Brussels North and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 13 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
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
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
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
Train from Zürich HB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
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 Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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 Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein station.

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Zürich to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bruges / Brugge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bruges is 728 km. It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to drive from Zürich to Bruges.

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

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There are 1491+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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