How to travel from Bruges to Brussels

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from Bruges to Brussels

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

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To get from Bruges to Brussels on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30PMBruges1h40 09:10PMBrussels
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09:58AMBruges0h54 10:52AMBrussels-Midi
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Travel Information between Bruges and Brussels

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€17) • 54 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $18 (€17) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlibco International or SNCB | IC

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Bruges to Brussels. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flibco International or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bruges to Brussels.

Travel from Bruges to Brussels: Journey Details

The distance between the two Belgian cities of Bruges and Brussels is only around 110 kilometers, so no commercial flights are available. Traveling by bus involves a complicated route of hopping from town to town on suburban services so the only time and cost effective method of traveling from Bruges to Brussels is by taking the train.

Return trips from Brussels to Bruges are also available.

How to get from Bruges to Brussels

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Bruges to Brussels, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Bruges to Brussels and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Trains from Bruges to Brussels

Trains from Bruges to Brussels take approximately one hour using Belgium InterCity trains. This regular service has four departures an hour starting at just after 4:00 a.m. and running until around 5:00 p.m. The service is slightly reduced on Sundays. Trains depart from Bruges' train station which is conveniently located close to Bruges' tourist attractions. Bruges' train station is located next to the canal and a stroll of around twenty minutes through interesting cobbled streets takes visitors to the city center. For visitors with luggage frequent buses run from the station to the central Markt Square and once there De Lijn buses run regularly around the town. Trains arrive at Bruxelles-Midi Station which can be found a five minute Metro or tram ride away from the city center. Brussels has an extensive network of Metro trains and local De Lijn and TEC buses while Noctis buses operate throughout Friday and Saturday nights. Taxi ranks are located outside both stations and car rentals are available at Brussels-Midi.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bruges to Brussels

Travel Tips: Travel to Brussels 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 Bruges to Brussels.

You can travel between Bruges and Brussels 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Bruges is by taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

A train is generally $6 (€5) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $24 (€22) from Bruges to Brussels.

The quickest way to travel between Bruges and Brussels is by train, which takes on average 54 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 35 min   of travel time.

Brussels is approximately 55 miles (88 km) away from Bruges.

The average frequency per day from Bruges to Brussels is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • 105 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Bruges to Brussels:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West and arrive in Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Bruges to Brussels depart from Brugge to Bruxelles-Midi.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bruges to Brussels:

  • You can travel by bus from Bruges to Brussels with Flibco International, and you can find Flibco International Bruges to Brussels tickets for $24 (€22) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels with SNCB | IC. Cheap tickets can be found for $18 (€17) with SNCB | IC from Bruges to Brussels.

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Brussels with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Flibco International with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Brussels with SNCB | IC with 58 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Brussels 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 trip.

Omio customers who travel from Bruges to Brussels often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Amsterdam or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Brussels and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $24 (€22) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $18 (€17) one way on average.

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

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