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Traveling from Bruges (France) to Ieper by train

Looking to travel from Bruges (France) to Ieper by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 11 hours 2 minutes to travel from Bruges (France) to Ieper by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 7 hours 18 minutes though. You'll usually find 16 trains per day running along the 712 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 3 changes during the journey to Ieper, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, Thalys or SNCF on your way to Ieper, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Bruges (France) to Ieper start from $116.64 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Ieper by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Bruges (France) to Ieper by train

It takes an average of 11h 2m to travel from Bruges (France) to Ieper by train, over a distance of around 442 miles (712 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Bruges (France) to Ieper and tickets for this journey start from $116.64 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 18m
PriceFrom $116.64
Distance442 miles (712 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train06:26
Last train20:43
Departure stationBruges (France)
Arrival stationIeper
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsSNCB, SNCF, Thalys

Bruges (France) to Ieper train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruges (France) to Ieper for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:27 14:44 8h 17m, 4 changes
06:27 15:44 9h 17m, 3 changes
06:58 14:44 7h 46m, 5 changes
07:27 15:44 8h 17m, 4 changes
08:53 16:44 7h 51m, 4 changes
08:53 16:56 8h 3m, 3 changes
16:27 07:10 14h 43m, 5 changes
16:27 07:44 15h 17m, 4 changes
16:54 07:10 14h 16m, 6 changes
16:54 07:44 14h 50m, 5 changes

TGV, TER, SNCF and Thalys trains from Bruges (France) to Ieper

You can travel from Bruges (France) to Ieper on TGV, TER, SNCF and Thalys 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Bruges (France) to Ieper

The price of train tickets from Bruges (France) to Ieper starts at $116.64 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 (France) to Ieper 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 (France) to Ieper

Want to know more about your journey from Bruges (France) to Ieper? 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 (France) to Ieper take?

The average journey time by train between Bruges (France) and Ieper is 11 hours and 2 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 Bruges (France) and Ieper by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (France) to Ieper is 7 hours and 18 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Bruges (France) to Ieper can start from as little as $116.64 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 (France) to Ieper?

No, there are no direct train services from Bruges (France) to Ieper. Travelling from Bruges (France) to Ieper by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Bruges (France) to Ieper leaves at 06:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bruges (France) to Ieper leaves at 20:43. 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 (France) and Ieper by train?

Trains travelling from Bruges (France) to Ieper cover a distance of around 442 miles (712 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bruges (France) to Ieper for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 08/23/2022 for travel on 08/23/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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