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Travel Information between Brussels and Bruges

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€7 - €16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €7 • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • €16 • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by coach or train from Brussels to Bruges. 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 €7. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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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FAQs
How do you get from Brussels to Bruges?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Bruges from Brussels. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bruges?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bruges. Tickets for a coach cost on average €7.

This is compared to other travel options to Bruges:

A coach is generally €9 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average €16 from Brussels to Bruges.

What is the fastest way to get to Bruges from Brussels?

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

Other travel options to Bruges from Brussels can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 25 min   on average.

What is the distance from Brussels to Bruges?

The Brussels to Bruges distance is approximately 55 miles (88 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Brussels to Bruges?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:

  • 50 trains a day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Brussels to Bruges:

  • Coaches most often depart from Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Bruges at Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bruxelles-Midi and tend to arrive in Brugge.
Who can get me from Brussels to Bruges?

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 Flixbus to go to Bruges by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Brussels to Bruges tickets on Omio for €7.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC for trains to Bruges. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB | IC Brussels to Bruges tickets on Omio for €16.
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Bruges from Brussels ends?
Omio customers who travel from Brussels to Bruges often also extend their holiday to go to Amsterdam, Paris or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bruges and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I buy a ticket to Bruges from Brussels online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average €7 one way.
  • Train tickets cost €16 one way on average.

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

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