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from Brussels to Basel

You can get from Brussels to Basel by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Brussels to Basel on Dec 3 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:24AMBrussels-Midi6h23 12:47PMBasel SBB
1 changes
$961One-way
Cheapest
08:55PMBrussels-Midi12h52 09:47AMBasel SBB
6 changes
$551One-way
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08:23AMBrussels-Midi6h24 02:47PMBasel SBB
1 changes
$1081One-way
10:25AMBrussels-Midi6h22 04:47PMBasel SBB
1 changes
$1201One-way
12:25PMBrussels-Midi6h22 06:47PMBasel SBB
1 changes
$1201One-way

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Thu
Dec 2
$55Deutsche Bahn
$40Flixbus
$375KLM
Fri
Dec 3
$55Deutsche Bahn
$40Flixbus
$375KLM
Sat
Dec 4
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$31Flixbus
$216KLM
Sun
Dec 5
$45Deutsche Bahn
$40Flixbus
$261KLM
Mon
Dec 6
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$34Flixbus
$208KLM
Tue
Dec 7
$45Deutsche Bahn
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Wed
Dec 8
$45Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$208KLM
Thu
Dec 9
$45Deutsche Bahn
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$187KLM
Fri
Dec 10
$48Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
Dec 11
$45Deutsche Bahn
$36Flixbus
$194KLM
Sun
Dec 12
$48Deutsche Bahn
$33Flixbus
$208KLM
Mon
Dec 13
$55Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$168KLM
Tue
Dec 14
$57Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$70Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 15
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$31Flixbus
$187KLM
Thu
Dec 16
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$33Flixbus
$151KLM
Fri
Dec 17
$48Deutsche Bahn
$34Flixbus
$125Lufthansa
Sat
Dec 18
$55Deutsche Bahn
$34Flixbus
$168KLM
Sun
Dec 19
$45Deutsche Bahn
$34Flixbus
$126Lufthansa
Mon
Dec 20
$55Deutsche Bahn
$40Flixbus
$125Air Dolomiti
Tue
Dec 21
$48Deutsche Bahn
$34Flixbus
$126Lufthansa
Wed
Dec 22
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$63Flixbus
$124Lufthansa

Travel Information from Brussels to Basel

distanceDistance269 miles (434 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$31 - $232
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€26) • 8 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $232 (€193) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 269 miles (434 km) by bus, flight or train between Brussels and Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€26). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, KLM or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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
Am I allowed to travel from Brussels, Belgium to Basel, Switzerland?

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Belgium?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21; 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.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Brussels, Belgium from Basel, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for returning to Brussels, Belgium from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Brussels, Belgium from Basel, Switzerland?

Reentering Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Brussels from Basel?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

Which rules do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Belgium must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/1/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Brussels from Basel here.

How do I reach Basel from Brussels?

There are 3 ways to get from Brussels to Basel: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Basel?

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Basel is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $31 (€26) compared to other travel options to Basel:

Taking a bus is usually $200 (€167) less than taking a flight to Basel, which costs on average $232 (€193) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $53 (€44) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $84 (€70) from Brussels to Basel.

What is the quickest way to get from Brussels to Basel?

The fastest way from Brussels to Basel is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Basel that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 8 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Basel by train can take on average 6 h 22 min.

What is the distance from Brussels to Basel?

The distance is approximately 269 miles (434 km) from Brussels to Basel.

How many services a day are there between Brussels and Basel?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Basel is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Brussels to Basel as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Brussels? Where do I arrive in Basel?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Basel at Basel.
  • Flights mostly leave from Brussels Airport and tend to arrive in EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg.
  • Trains from Brussels to Basel most often leave from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Basel SBB.
Which travel companies can get me from Brussels to Basel?

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 companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Basel by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Brussels to Basel for $31 (€26).
  • KLM can take you to Basel by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM from Brussels to Basel for $232 (€193).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Basel by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Brussels to Basel for $84 (€70) on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Brussels to Basel?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Brussels to Basel often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Paris 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!
How early should I book tickets between Brussels and Basel online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Brussels to Basel, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $31 (€26) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $232 (€193) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $84 (€70) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Brussels to Basel online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.