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Travel from Zürich to Bruges (France) by train in 8 hours 35 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Zürich to Bruges (France) by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Zürich to Bruges (France) by train is 11 hours 4 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 8 hours 35 minutes. You'll usually find 13 trains per day traveling the 757 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there are no direct services to Bruges (France). You're likely to be traveling with TGV, SNCF or TGV Lyria to Bruges (France). As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Zürich to Bruges (France) in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $120.09. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Zürich to Bruges (France) by train

It takes an average of 11h 4m to travel from Zürich to Bruges (France) by train, over a distance of around 470 miles (757 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Bruges (France) and tickets for this journey start from $120.09 when you book in advance.

First train

00:08

Last train

18:37

Departure station

Zürich

Arrival station

Bruges (France)

Journey time

8h 35m

Distance

757 miles (470 km)

Frequency

13 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $120.09

Train and bus operators

TGV Lyria, SNCF

Zürich to Bruges (France) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Bruges (France) for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:59 14:16 9h 17m, 4 changes
06:34 15:46 9h 12m, 3 changes
06:34 16:15 9h 41m, 2 changes
08:34 17:15 8h 41m, 2 changes
08:34 18:15 9h 41m, 2 changes
08:59 18:15 9h 16m, 4 changes
10:34 19:09 8h 35m, 2 changes
10:34 20:00 9h 26m, 2 changes
10:59 20:00 9h 1m, 4 changes
14:34 05:45 15h 11m, 2 changes

TGV Lyria, SNCF, TGV and TER trains from Zürich to Bruges (France)

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

PhotoChabe01, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

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).

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.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Bruges (France)

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Bruges (France) starts at $120.09 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 Zürich to Bruges (France) 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 Zürich to Bruges (France)

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

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Bruges (France) is 11 hours and 4 minutes, with around 13 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 Zürich and Bruges (France) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Bruges (France) is 8 hours and 35 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Zürich to Bruges (France) can start from as little as $120.09 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 Zürich to Bruges (France)?

No, there are no direct train services from Zürich to Bruges (France). Travelling from Zürich to Bruges (France) by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Zürich to Bruges (France) leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zürich to Bruges (France) leaves at 18:37. 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 Zürich and Bruges (France) by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Bruges (France) cover a distance of around 470 miles (757 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bruges (France) to Zürich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Bruges (France) for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 11/15/2022 for travel on 11/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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