Want to find out more about taking the train from Cologne to Bruges (Brugge)? Look no further.
You'll usually find 26 trains per day running between Cologne and Bruges (Brugge), which usually take 16 hours 23 minutes to complete the 797 km journey. It can take as little as 12 hours 43 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Bruges (Brugge) from Cologne, you'll just need to make 4 changes along the way.
You can save money on train tickets from Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $165.69. 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.
|Journey time||From 12h 43m|
|Distance||495 miles (797 km)|
|Frequency||26 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Bruges (Brugge)|
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 Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) 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 Cologne and Bruges (Brugge) is 16 hours and 23 minutes, with around 26 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 Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) is 12 hours and 43 minutes.
Train tickets from Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) can start from as little as $165.69 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Cologne to Bruges (Brugge). Travelling from Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.
The first train from Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 21:40. 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 Cologne to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 495 miles (797 km) during the journey.