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.
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.
40 miles (25 km)
91 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent is 22 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent leaves at 04:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 km) during the journey.