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from Brussels to Bruges

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

Our recommendation

To get from Brussels to Bruges on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:30PMBrussels1h10 07:40PMBruges
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$81One-way
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04:00PMBrussels1h00 05:00PMBruges
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$71One-way
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07:00AMBrussels1h00 08:00AMBruges
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$81One-way
11:00AMBrussels1h20 12:20PMBruges
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$101One-way
06:35AMBruxelles, Gare du Midi1h50 08:25AMBruges
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$171One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$20SNCB | IC
$9Flixbus
Mon
Sep 20
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$15Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
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Wed
Sep 22
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Sep 23
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Sep 24
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Sep 25
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Sep 26
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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 Bruges from Brussels

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€16) • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus 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.

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

Mode

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

Train

€15

1:03 h

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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 travel from Brussels to Bruges?

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

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

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.

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

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.

How far is Bruges from Brussels?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Brussels to Bruges?

The average frequency per day from Brussels to Bruges is:

  • 50 trains per day.

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.

When traveling between Brussels and Bruges, where do I depart from Brussels and where do I arrive in Bruges?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi) and tend to arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Trains mostly leave from Bruxelles-Midi and tend to arrive in Brugge.
Who 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 $9 (€7) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC for trains to Bruges. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCB | IC Brussels to Bruges tickets on Omio for $21 (€16).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip 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 early should I buy Brussels to Bruges tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $9 (€7) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $21 (€16) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Brussels
Bruges
Bruselas
Amenities
Brüssel Gare Central
Amenities
Bruxelles-Central
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

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.