How to travel from Brussels to Basel

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Travel Information between Brussels and Basel

distanceDistance269 miles (434 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a train to travel 269 miles (434 km) from Brussels to Basel. Deutsche Bahn is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct train from Brussels to Basel.

How to get from Brussels to Basel

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Brussels to Basel, 74,55% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Brussels to Basel and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs: Travel from Brussels to Basel

FAQs: Travel to Basel easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Brussels to Basel.

International travel from Brussels, Belgium to Basel, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Belgium?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Basel if traveling from Brussels?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 5/25/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Brussels to Basel.

Return travel to Brussels, Belgium from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Switzerland?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Brussels, Belgium was last verified on 5/17/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Brussels from Basel.

You can get from Brussels to Basel by train.

The fastest way to travel between Brussels and Basel is by flight, which requires on average 3 h 20 min   of travel time.

Basel is approximately 269 miles (434 km) away from Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Basel is:

  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Brussels and Basel as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Brussels to Basel:

  • Trains mostly leave from Bruxelles-Midi and tend to arrive in Basel SBB.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brussels to Basel, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Basel. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Brussels to Basel tickets on Omio for $173 (€150).

Yes, there is a direct service from Brussels to Basel:

  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services to Basel tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Brussels to Basel often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Zurich or Milan. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Brussels and Basel itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Basel and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Brussels to Basel, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A train ticket costs $173 (€150) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Brussels to Basel tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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