How to travel from Brussels to Bruges

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from Brussels to Bruges

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

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To get from Brussels to Bruges on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMBrussels1h40 10:40AMBruges
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07:00PMBrussels1h40 08:40PMBruges
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05:30PMBrussels1h50 07:20PMBruges
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09:08AMBrussels-Midi0h53 10:01AMBruges
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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.

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

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