You can get from Brussels to Bruges by train, bus or flight.
To get from Brussels to Bruges on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||55 miles (88 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$9 - $21|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $9 (€7) • 1 h 25 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $21 (€16) • 53 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or SNCB | IC|
Take a bus or train to travel 55 miles (88 km) to Bruges from Brussels. 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 $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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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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.
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.
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.
There are 2 ways to travel from Brussels to Bruges including taking a bus or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Brussels and Bruges is by taking a bus with an average price of $9 (€7).
This is compared to other travel options to Bruges:
Taking a bus is about $12 (€9) less than taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€16) for this journey.
The fastest way from Brussels to Bruges is by train with an average journey time of 53 min.
There are alternative travel options to Bruges that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 25 min.
The Brussels to Bruges distance is around 55 miles (88 km).
The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Brussels to Bruges as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
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