How to travel from Brussels to Bruges

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from Brussels to Bruges

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

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The best way to travel from Brussels to Bruges is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
01:10PM1h25
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
02:35PMBruges
81One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
07:15PM1h20
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
08:35PMBruges
51One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
SNCB | IC
09:08AM0h53
Brussels-Midi
10:01AMBruges station
201One-way
0 transfers
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SNCB | IC
08:08AM0h53
Brussels-Midi
09:01AMBruges station
201One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
08:29AM0h57
Brussels-Midi
09:26AMBruges station
201One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
08:56AM0h58
Brussels-Midi
09:54AMBruges station
201One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
02:05PM1h40
Bruxelles, Gare du Midi
03:45PMBruges
81One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
07:30AM1h45
Bruxelles, Gare du Midi
09:15AMBruges
131One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
06:40PM1h50
Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
08:30PMBruges
71One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information between Brussels and Bruges

distanceDistance88 km
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range€20 - €5
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €5 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €20 • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or PKP Intercity

Take a train or coach to travel 88 km from Brussels to Bruges. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixBus or PKP Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, ferry, flight 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.

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Travel on FlixBus travel from Brussels to Bruges at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    FAQs: Travel from Brussels to Bruges

    FAQs: 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 2 options to travel between Brussels and Bruges including taking a train or coach.

    The cheapest way to go to Bruges from Brussels is by taking a coach, which costs on average €5.

    This is compared to other ways of getting from Brussels to Bruges:

    A coach is less than a ferry for this journey with tickets for a ferry from Brussels to Bruges costing on average.

    Taking a coach costs less than taking a flight, which costs on average for the same trip.

    Taking a coach costs €15 less than taking a train, which costs on average €20 for the same trip.

    The fastest way from Brussels to Bruges is by train with an average journey time of 53 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Bruges that take longer:

    Getting to Bruges by coach takes 1 h 20 min on average.

    The Brussels to Bruges distance is approximately 88 km.

    The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:

    • 3 coaches per day.
    • 25 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Brussels and Bruges as scheduled services by train or coach 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 catch their train from Brussels-Midi and arrive in Bruges.

    The following travel companies offer services from Brussels to Bruges:

    • FlixBus, Flibco International, BlaBlaCar or Infobus can take you to Bruges by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Brussels to Bruges for €5.
    • Travel with PKP Intercity, BSB, Renfe Regional Exprés or SNCB to go to Bruges by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB Brussels to Bruges tickets on Omio for €20.

    Yes, there are direct routes from Brussels to Bruges with the following travel companies:

    • You can find 3 direct coaches per day to Bruges with FlixBus.
    • You'll find 23 direct trains a day to Bruges with SNCB.

    Direct services to Bruges 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 route.

    Your journey from Brussels to Bruges doesn't have to end in Bruges. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Paris, Ghent or London. If you’d like to add Amsterdam, Paris, Ghent or London to your Brussels to Bruges trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bruges today!

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