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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Brussels by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  3h 50m

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

$80 - $310

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Freiburg N07 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299

$38 - $64

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Train to Basel, fly  •  4h 56m

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

$75 - $325

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  5h 21m

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

$137 - $419

Train  •  7h 23m

  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

$184 - $254

Bus Eurolines CH  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North

$55 - $75

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brussels 390.3 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 75 - SFr 310 and takes 3h 50m.

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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 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bruxelles Midi via Basel SBB and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 23m.

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The distance between Zürich and Brussels is 493 km. The road distance is 624.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 7h 23m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 260.

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

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Zürich to Brussels bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Brussels 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 Brussels is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 260 and takes 7h 23m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 10h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 308.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Swiss, FlexFlight ApS and three other airlines fly from Zürich to Brussels hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Brussels via Basel SBB and Strasbourg in around 7h 23m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
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
1h 5m
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
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
53m
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
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Bus operators
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
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zurich to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

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

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

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Zürich to Brussels train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Bruxelles Midi station.

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

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Brussels Airlines, FlexFlight ApS, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Brussels bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1037+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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