There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Brussels 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.

Recommended option

Fly Zurich to Brussels  •  3 h 48 min

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

$73 - $310

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels, Brussels-North station 299

$35 - $65

6 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly to Brussels  •  4 h 43 min

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

$76 - $324

Fly Zurich to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Antwerp (ANR) ZRH - ANR
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruxelles-Nord

$69 - $473

Train via Paris Est  •  7 h 14 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 Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi Tha

$224 - $343

Train  •  7 h 13 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

$194 - $253

Bus Eurolines FR  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North

$91 - $172

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Brussels 390.3 miles

$80 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Brussels is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Brussels is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 310 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Zürich to Brussels, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Brussels, Brussels-North station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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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, Strasbourg and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

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

Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Brussels every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Brussels via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Est, and Paris Nord in around 7 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 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
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Basel to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
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
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
tgv.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
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
Train from Strasbourg to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Bruxelles Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Zurich to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Brussels-North
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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