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Take the train from Basel to Bruges (France) in 7 hours 22 minutes

If you want to travel from Basel to Bruges (France) by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Basel to Bruges (France) by train to take around 8 hours 44 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 7 hours 22 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 16 trains per day running on this route, which spans 697 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Bruges (France). TGV, SNCF or TGV Lyria are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Basel to Bruges (France) start from $233.13 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Basel to Bruges (France) by train

It takes an average of 8h 44m to travel from Basel to Bruges (France) by train, over a distance of around 433 miles (697 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Basel to Bruges (France) and tickets for this journey start from $233.13 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station

Bruges (France)

Journey time

7h 22m


697 miles (433 km)


16 trains per day


2 changes


From $233.13

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Basel to Bruges (France) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel to Bruges (France) for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:34 15:46 8h 12m, 3 changes
07:34 16:15 8h 41m, 2 changes
07:51 16:15 8h 24m, 3 changes
09:34 17:15 7h 41m, 2 changes
09:34 18:15 8h 41m, 2 changes
09:51 17:15 7h 24m, 3 changes
09:51 18:15 8h 24m, 3 changes
10:21 18:15 7h 54m, 3 changes
11:34 19:09 7h 35m, 2 changes
11:34 20:00 8h 26m, 2 changes

TGV Lyria, SNCF, TGV and TER trains from Basel to Bruges (France)

You can travel from Basel to Bruges (France) on TGV Lyria, SNCF, TGV and TER trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Bruges (France)

The price of train tickets from Basel to Bruges (France) starts at $233.13 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel to Bruges (France) by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Basel to Bruges (France)

Want to know more about your journey from Basel to Bruges (France)? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Basel to Bruges (France) take?

The average journey time by train between Basel and Bruges (France) is 8 hours and 44 minutes, with around 16 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Basel and Bruges (France) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel to Bruges (France) is 7 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel to Bruges (France) cost?

Train tickets from Basel to Bruges (France) can start from as little as $233.13 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Basel to Bruges (France)?

No, there are no direct train services from Basel to Bruges (France). Travelling from Basel to Bruges (France) by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Basel to Bruges (France) leave?

The first train from Basel to Bruges (France) leaves at 05:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel to Bruges (France) leave?

The last train from Basel to Bruges (France) leaves at 19:34. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Basel and Bruges (France) by train?

Trains travelling from Basel to Bruges (France) cover a distance of around 433 miles (697 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bruges (France) to Basel.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel to Bruges (France) for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/14/2022 for travel on 11/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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