How to travel from Brussels to Bruges

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Travel Information from Brussels to Bruges

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $24 (€20) • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or PKP Intercity

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by train or bus from Brussels to Bruges. 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 Brussels to Bruges.

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from Brussels to Bruges

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

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

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Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
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Bruxelles, Gare du Midi
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Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
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Bruxelles, Gare du Nord
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How to Travel 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 buses on this route. Train is the best option for travelers and there are frequent services every day.

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

Cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Bruges

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.

Fastest way to travel from Brussels to Bruges

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.

Most popular way to travel from Brussels to Bruges

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.

How to get from Brussels to Bruges

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Brussels to Bruges, 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 Brussels to Bruges 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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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Brussels to Bruges

You can travel by train or bus for as low as $6 (€5). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Brussels to Bruges travel information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: $6
  • FlixBus frequency: 3 a day

FAQs: Travel from Brussels to Bruges

FAQs: Travel to Bruges 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 Brussels to Bruges.

There are 2 options to travel to Bruges from Brussels including taking a train or bus.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bruges is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $6 (€5) compared to other travel options to Bruges:

Taking a bus costs $18 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $24 (€20) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Bruges from Brussels is by train with an average travel time of 53 min.

Other travel options to Bruges take longer:

Getting to Bruges by bus takes 1 h 20 min on average.

You should expect to travel around 55 miles (88 km) between Brussels and Bruges.

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Brussels to Bruges 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 Brussels to Bruges:

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

The following travel companies offer services from Brussels to Bruges:

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

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Bruges with FlixBus with 3 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 23 direct trains per day to take to Bruges with SNCB.

Direct services to Bruges 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 route.

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