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Travel Information from Brussels to Bruges

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$11 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€9) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€17) • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by bus or train between Brussels and Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $11 (€9). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Brussels to Bruges.

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.

Trains from Brussels to Bruges | Return trips from Bruges to Brussels

Brussels to Bruges Travel Comparison

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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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FAQs

How do I go from Brussels to Bruges?

You can travel to Bruges from Brussels 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Bruges from Brussels is by taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€9).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bruges:

A bus is $9 (€8) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Brussels to Bruges costing on average $20 (€17).

What is the fastest way from Brussels to Bruges?

The quickest way to travel to Bruges from Brussels is by train, which takes on average 53 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 25 min   on average.

What is the distance from Brussels to Bruges?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:

  • 50 trains a day.

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

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

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

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

Which travel companies can get me from Brussels to Bruges?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Bruges by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Brussels to Bruges for $11 (€9) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC to go to Bruges by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB | IC Brussels to Bruges tickets on Omio for $20 (€17).

Can I find a direct route from Brussels to Bruges?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.

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 trip.

Where should I go next after I travel to Bruges from Brussels?

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

How far in advance should I buy my Brussels to Bruges one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Brussels to Bruges, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $11 (€9) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $20 (€17) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Brussels to Bruges tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.