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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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Travel from Brussels to Bruges
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.
What are the ways to get from Brussels to Bruges?

Travel to Bruges from Brussels by taking a bus or train.

What is the distance between Brussels and Bruges?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Brussels to Bruges?

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

  • Most travelers board their train from Bruxelles-Midi and arrive in Brugge.
Which travel operators can get me to Bruges from Brussels?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Brussels to Bruges:

  • You can go to Bruges from Brussels by train with SNCB | IC. You'll see cheap train tickets for $21 (€16) with SNCB | IC from Brussels to Bruges on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel from Brussels to Bruges?
Omio customers who travel from Brussels to Bruges often also extend their vacation to go to Amsterdam, Paris or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bruges and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Brussels and Bruges online to get the best deals?

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

  • A train ticket is costing on average $21 (€16) one way for this trip.

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.

What is the fastest way from Brussels to Bruges?

A train is the fastest way to get to Bruges from Brussels with an average travel time for this trip around 53 min.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brüssel Gare Central

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines S1, S2, S5, S7, S9
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.