How to get from Brussels to Bruges by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Brussels to Bruges is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Train|
|Fastest mode||Train • €18 • 54 min|
|Popular travel companies||SNCB | IC|
Take a train to travel 88 km between Brussels and Bruges. SNCB | IC is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct train 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.
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.
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.
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.
You can travel by train or coach for as low as €8 (€8). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
SNCB is Belgium's main train company and offers First class or Second class tickets for your travel to Bruges from Brussels.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
You can go from Brussels to Bruges by train.
Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Brussels to Bruges. It takes on average 54 min to travel this journey.
The Brussels to Bruges distance is approximately 88 km.
The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Brussels to Bruges as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Brussels to Bruges:
The following travel company offer services from Brussels to Bruges:
Yes, there is a direct service from Brussels to Bruges:
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 journey.
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