Looking to travel from Mons to Bruges (France) by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 8 hours 16 minutes to travel from Mons to Bruges (France) by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 6 hours 14 minutes though. You'll usually find 16 trains per day running along the 707 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 3 changes during the journey to Bruges (France), as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, Thalys or SNCF on your way to Bruges (France), 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 Mons to Bruges (France) start from $115.71 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 Bruges (France) by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 8h 16m to travel from Mons to Bruges (France) by train, over a distance of around 439 miles (707 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Mons to Bruges (France) and tickets for this journey start from $115.71 when you book in advance.
707 miles (439 km)
16 trains per day
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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.
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.
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.
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 Mons to Bruges (France) 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 Mons and Bruges (France) is 8 hours and 16 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Mons to Bruges (France) is 6 hours and 14 minutes.
Train tickets from Mons to Bruges (France) can start from as little as $115.71 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 Mons to Bruges (France). Travelling from Mons to Bruges (France) by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.
The first train from Mons to Bruges (France) leaves at 05:19. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Mons to Bruges (France) leaves at 20:46. 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 Mons to Bruges (France) cover a distance of around 439 miles (707 km) during the journey.