You can get from Brussels to Bruges by train, bus or flight.
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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|Distance||55 miles (88 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight, ferry or train|
|Fastest mode||Train • €17 • 53 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus 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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Yes, there are direct services available to Bruges from Brussels with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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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