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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Brussels and Bruges

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • €17 • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 55 miles (88 km) between Brussels and Bruges. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus 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 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Brussels and Bruges. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Brussels to Bruges is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around €1 compared to other travel options to Bruges:

A flight is €9 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Brussels to Bruges costing on average €9.

A flight journey is usually €1 less than a journey to Bruges by ferry, which costs on average €1 for the same trip.

A flight journey is usually €17 less than a journey to Bruges by train, which costs on average €17 for the same trip.

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

Other travel options between Brussels and Bruges can usually take longer:

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You should expect to travel around 55 miles (88 km) from Brussels to Bruges.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:

  • Around 4 coaches per day.
  • Around 105 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Brussels and Bruges as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry 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 catch their coach from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Most travellers take a train from Bruxelles-Midi to 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:

  • Flixbus can get you to Bruges by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Brussels to Bruges for €9 on Omio.
  • 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 €17.

Yes, there are direct services available to Bruges from Brussels with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 4 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct train with SNCB | IC with 60 direct trains per day.

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 to Bruges from Brussels.

Looking to extend your trip from Brussels to Bruges? Many Omio customers who go from Brussels to Bruges usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Amsterdam, Paris or London. If you're looking to explore Amsterdam, Paris or London from Bruges, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Brussels to Bruges, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average €9 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average €1 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average €1 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average €17 one way.

But we recommend booking Brussels to Bruges tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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