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How to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent? Look no further.

You'll usually find 91 trains per day running between Bruges (Brugge) and Ghent, which usually take 28 minutes to complete the 40 km journey. It can take as little as 22 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can travel on this route with SNCB, the main train operator in Belgium, who run modern comfortable Intercity and local trains to Ghent.

You can save money on train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $10.16. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 28m to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (40 km). There are normally 91 trains per day traveling from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from $10.16 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station

Bruges (Brugge)

Arrival station


Journey time



40 miles (25 km)


91 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $10.16

Train and bus operators

SNCB, Flixbus

Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:25 11:49 24m, direct
11:31 11:57 26m, direct
11:34 12:15 41m, direct
11:58 12:20 22m, direct
12:08 12:35 27m, direct
12:25 12:49 24m, direct
12:31 12:57 26m, direct
12:34 13:15 41m, direct
12:58 13:20 22m, direct
13:08 13:35 27m, direct

SNCB trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent

You can travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent on SNCB 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.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Cheap train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent

The price of train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent starts at $10.16 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent

Want to know more about your journey from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent? 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent take?

The average journey time by train between Bruges (Brugge) and Ghent is 28 minutes, with around 91 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 Bruges (Brugge) and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent is 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent cost?

Train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent can start from as little as $10.16 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent without having to change trains. There are 91 direct trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent leave?

The first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent leaves at 04:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent leave?

The last train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent leaves at 23:15. 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 Bruges (Brugge) and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ghent to Bruges (Brugge).
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 06/04/2023 for travel on 06/04/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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