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There are 6 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  3h 35m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Brussels (BRU) ZRH - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Harelbeke

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Bus  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Antwerp 299
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Kortrijk 802
  3. Take the bus from Kortrijk Kinepolis Xpo to Deerlijk Sint-Lodewijk Kerk 99
  4. Take the bus from Deerlijk Sint-Lodewijk Kerk to Harelbeke Station perron 2 89 / ...

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Train via Paris  •  9h 10m

  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
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Harelbeke Ic / ...

Train  •  10h 2m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg Ter
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Harelbeke Ic / ...

Bus, train  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Liège Guillemins N831
  2. Take the train from Liege-Guillemins to Harelbeke Ic

Drive  •  7h 3m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke 722.3 km

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke by train

The train journey time between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Harelbeke is around 9h 28m and covers a distance of around 1026 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 44m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 20m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Thurbo and others, the Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke train service departs from Zürich Flughafen and arrives in Harelbeke. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 43m
Layover time:
2h 44m
Total time:
9h 28m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 20m
Train distance:
1026 km
Trains per week:
19
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
54 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:18
Last train departs at:
17:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 16h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke is to fly and train which takes 3h 35m and costs SFr 80 - SFr 190.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Harelbeke via Zuerich Hb, Gare de Lyon, Paris Nord and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 10m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Harelbeke is 537 km. The road distance is 722.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke without a car is to train via Paris which takes 9h 10m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke is to train via Paris which takes 9h 10m and costs SFr 190 - SFr 350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 16h 36m.

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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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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Harelbeke station.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke.
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  • Distance: 537.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Harelbeke, Belgium?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke via Zuerich Hb, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 9h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke via Zürich HB, Zurich Bus Station, Antwerp, Kortrijk Kinepolis Xpo, and Deerlijk Sint-Lodewijk Kerk in around 16h 36m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Flights from Zurich to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €350
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Harelbeke
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€14 - €21
Train from Liege-Guillemins to Harelbeke
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €25
1st Class
€27 - €40
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 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
Train from Strasbourg to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Once 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 Flughafen to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
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)
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Liège Guillemins
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Kortrijk Kinepolis Xpo to Deerlijk Sint-Lodewijk Kerk
Ave. Duration
2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Bus from Deerlijk Sint-Lodewijk Kerk to Harelbeke Station perron 2
Ave. Duration
0 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke is 722 km. It takes approximately 7h 3m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Harelbeke.

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

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