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

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Train via Paris  •  6h 8m

  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

172€ - 287€

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Bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Bruxelles, Nord 472 / ...

30€ - 50€

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Train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg Ter
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv

186€ - 284€

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brussels 626.6 km

70€ - 110€

Fly from Zurich  •  3h 52m

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

84€ - 196€

Train to Basel, fly  •  5h 2m

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

85€ - 277€

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 40m

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

148€ - 497€

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 210 and takes 3h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Bruxelles, Nord. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 Zuerich Hb and arriving at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 8m.

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The distance between Zürich and Brussels is 493 km. The road distance is 626.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Brussels without a car is to train via Paris which takes 6h 8m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Zürich to Brussels, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Brussels train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Brussels is to train via Paris which takes 6h 8m and costs SFr 180 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 10h 45m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 210 and takes 3h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 493.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Brussels via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Zurich to Bruxelles, Nord 4 times a week. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 10h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 850€
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 700€
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Flights from Basel to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1300€
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 1300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 700€
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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€
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
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
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
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
14€ - 20€
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
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Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
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 Zurich to Bruxelles, Nord
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
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
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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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Zürich to Brussels bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Zürich to Brussels train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Brussels is 627 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Zürich to Brussels.

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

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Book your Zürich to Brussels train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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

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There are 1251+ hotels available in Brussels. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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