How to travel from Bruges to Brussels

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Travel Information from Bruges to Brussels

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€20) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or PKP Intercity

Take a train or bus to travel 55 miles (88 km) between Bruges and Brussels. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus or PKP Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Bruges to Brussels.

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from Bruges to Brussels

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

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The best way to travel from Bruges to Brussels is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
08:05AM1h35
Bruges
09:40AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$101One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
04:30PM1h35
Bruges
06:05PMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$91One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
SNCB | IC
08:59AM0h54
Bruges station
09:53AMBrussels-Midi
$241One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SNCB | IC
09:05AM2h12
Bruges station
11:17AMBrussels-Midi
$241One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
09:09AM0h59
Bruges station
10:08AMBrussels-Midi
$241One-way
0 transfers
SNCB | IC
08:09AM0h59
Bruges station
09:08AMBrussels-Midi
$241One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:45AM2h00
Bruges
10:45AMBruxelles, Gare du Nord
$141One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
02:10PM1h50
Bruges
04:00PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
$151One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:05PM1h50
Bruges
09:55PMBruxelles, Gare du Midi
$231One-way
0 transfers

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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.

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Travel between Bruges and Brussels on FlixBus travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, 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 carry-on luggage and one checked bag 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.

    FAQs: Travel from Bruges to Brussels

    FAQs: 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.
    FAQs

    There are 2 ways to get from Bruges to Brussels: train or bus.

    The cheapest way to travel between Bruges and Brussels is a bus with an average price of $6 (€5).

    This is compared to other travel options from Bruges to Brussels:

    Taking a bus costs $18 (€15) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $24 (€20).

    The fastest way to get to Brussels from Bruges is by train with an average travel time of 54 min.

    Other travel options to Brussels take longer:

    Bus takes 1 h 35 min on average.

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

    The average frequency per day from Bruges to Brussels is:

    • 2 buses a day.
    • 51 trains per day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Bruges to Brussels as scheduled services by train or bus 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 take a bus from Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West to Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
    • Most travelers who purchase a train ticket from Bruges to Brussels depart from Bruges to Brussels-Midi.

    The following travel companies offer services from Bruges to Brussels:

    • Travel with FlixBus, Flibco International, BlaBlaCar or Infobus for buses to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Bruges to Brussels tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
    • Travel with PKP Intercity, BSB or SNCB for trains to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB Bruges to Brussels tickets on Omio for $24 (€20).

    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 with 2 direct buses per day.
    • You'll find 39 direct trains a day to Brussels with SNCB.

    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 journey.

    Many of our customers traveling from Bruges to Brussels don't make Brussels their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Brussels are Paris, Amsterdam, London or Berlin, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Brussels to any of these top destinations today!
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