How to travel from Brussels to Bruges

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from Brussels to Bruges

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

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To get from Brussels to Bruges on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMBrussels1h40 08:40PMBruges
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08:08AMBrussels-Midi0h53 09:01AMBruges
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09:08AMBrussels-Midi0h53 10:01AMBruges
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08:56AMBrussels-Midi0h58 09:54AMBruges
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Travel Information from Brussels to Bruges

distanceDistance88 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€5 - €17
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €5 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €17 • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlibco International or SNCB | IC

Travel 88 km by coach, ferry, flight or train to Bruges from Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €5. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flibco International or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Brussels to Bruges.

How to Travel from Brussels to Bruges

The distance from Brussels to the center of Bruges is too short for flights between the cities and there are presently no coaches on this route. Train is the best option for travelers and there are frequent services every day.

What is the best way to travel from Brussels to Bruges?

Cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Bruges

There are several cheap ways to get from Brussels to Bruges. The direct train service is by far the most popular option. All trains leave from Brussels-Midi station which is about 25 minutes on foot to the south of the city center. Travelers can take the Metro (lines 2 and 6) to the station or tram (lines 3, 4 and 51) to the stop nearby in Rue Couverte. Trains arrive at Station Brugge on Stationsplein in the heart of the city. The station is well served by the local bus network and by taxis although most city center attractions are within easy walking distance.

Fastest way to travel from Brussels to Bruges

Trains traveling from Brussels to Bruges take about an hour to arrive at Brugge train station. The fastest trains take about one hour while those leaving between midnight and 3:00 a.m. may be slower sleeper services.There are over 50 direct trains on weekdays and slightly fewer at weekends and on public holidays. The first train of the day departs just after midnight and trains leave approximately every 30 minutes till just before midnight the following evening. There are also several services with changes en route, normally at Ghent, allowing travelers to catch trains at almost any time.

Most popular way to travel from Brussels to Bruges

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Brussels to Bruges since there are not any direct flights offered. Trains are both significantly cheaper and faster than taking a flight when total travel time is taken into consideration. Alternatively, consider ride sharing with BlaBlaCar.

Travel Tips: Travel from Brussels to Bruges

Travel Tips: Travel to Bruges 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 Bruges.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Bruges: coach, ferry, flight or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Bruges, which costs on average €5.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bruges:

A coach is €12 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Brussels to Bruges costing on average €17.

The quickest way to travel between Brussels and Bruges is by train, which takes on average 53 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Bruges by coach can take on average 1 h 20 min.

Bruges is approximately 88 km away from Brussels.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • 77 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Brussels and Bruges as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Brussels to Bruges:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Most travellers board their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Brugge.

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

  • Travel with Flibco International for coaches to Bruges. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flibco International Brussels to Bruges tickets on Omio for €5.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC to go to Bruges by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB | IC Brussels to Bruges tickets on Omio for €17.

Yes, there are direct services available between Brussels and Bruges with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 1 direct coach per day with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Flibco International.
  • You can find around 60 direct trains per day and book this direct train with SNCB | IC.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bruges as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Brussels to Bruges.

Many of our customers travelling from Brussels to Bruges don't make Bruges their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Amsterdam, Paris or London, either of which you could add to your Brussels and Bruges trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bruges to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing €5 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost €17 one way on average.

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

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