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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Sun
Sep 19
$20SNCB | IC
$11Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
$20SNCB | IC
$12Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
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Wed
Sep 22
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Sep 23
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Fri
Sep 24
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$9Flixbus
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Sep 25
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Sep 26
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$9Flixbus
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Sep 27
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Sep 28
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Sep 29
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Sep 30
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Oct 1
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Oct 2
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Oct 3
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Oct 4
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Oct 5
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Oct 6
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Oct 7
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Oct 8
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Oct 9
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Travel Information to Brussels from Bruges

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€16) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a bus or train to travel 55 miles (88 km) between Bruges and 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 $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Bruges to Brussels?

You can travel between Bruges and Brussels 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Bruges to Brussels?

The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Bruges is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

Taking a bus is about $12 (€9) less than taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€16) for this journey.

What is the fastest way to travel between Bruges and Brussels?

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

There are alternative travel options to Brussels that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Brussels by bus can take on average 1 h 35 min.

What is the distance between Bruges and Brussels?

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

How many services a day are there to Brussels from Bruges?

The average frequency per day from Bruges to Brussels is:

  • 50 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Bruges and 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 from Bruges to Brussels:

  • Buses most often depart from Bruges at Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West and arrive in Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Trains most often depart from Bruges at Brugge and arrive in Brussels at Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel companies can take me from Bruges to Brussels?

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

  • You can go to Brussels from Bruges by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $9 (€7) with Flixbus from Bruges to Brussels on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels with SNCB | IC. Cheap tickets can be found for $21 (€16) with SNCB | IC from Bruges to Brussels.
Can I find a direct route to Brussels from Bruges?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with BlaBlaCar.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Brussels as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Bruges to Brussels.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Bruges to Brussels?
Looking to extend your trip from Bruges to Brussels? Many Omio customers who go from Bruges to Brussels usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or London from Brussels, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book Bruges to Brussels tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $9 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $21 (€16) 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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bruges
Brussels
Brugge Station, Kiss&ride Zone, Rijselstraat-spoorwegstraat
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Brugge
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