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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Jan 23
$20SNCB | IC
$7Flixbus
Mon
Jan 24
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Jan 25
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Wed
Jan 26
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Jan 27
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Fri
Jan 28
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$10Flixbus
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Jan 29
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$8Flixbus
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Jan 30
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Jan 31
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Feb 1
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Feb 2
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Feb 3
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Feb 4
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Feb 5
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Feb 6
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Feb 7
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Feb 8
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Feb 9
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Feb 10
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Feb 11
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Travel Information to Brussels from Bruges

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by bus 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Bruges to Brussels.

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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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bruges to Brussels

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FAQs

How do I reach Brussels from Bruges?

There are 2 ways to travel between Bruges and Brussels including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Bruges to Brussels?

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Brussels is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Brussels:

A bus is generally $15 (€13) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $20 (€17) from Bruges to Brussels.

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

The quickest way to travel to Brussels from Bruges 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, going by bus can take 1 h 35 min   on average.

How far is it from Bruges to Brussels?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Bruges to Brussels is:

  • 50 trains a day.

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

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

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 take a train from Brugge to Bruxelles-Midi.

Who can get me from Bruges to Brussels?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bruges to Brussels, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Brussels. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Bruges to Brussels tickets on Omio for $5 (€4).
  • SNCB | IC can get you to Brussels by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCB | IC from Bruges to Brussels for $20 (€17) on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Bruges to Brussels?

Your trip from Bruges to Brussels doesn't have to end in Brussels. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or London to your Bruges to Brussels tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Brussels today!

When should I buy a ticket from Bruges to Brussels online to score the best deals?

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 on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $20 (€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.