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Taking the train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) in 1 hour 24 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge)? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 1 hour 32 minutes to travel the 51 miles (83 km) from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 24 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 53 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. The route to Bruges (Brugge) is operated by SNCB, the Belgian national train operator. You're likely to be travelling on an Intercity or local service during your journey, both of which are modern and comfortable.

Train tickets from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) start from €17.40 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Bruges (Brugge)? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) by train

It takes an average of 1h 32m to travel from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (83 km). There are normally 53 trains per day travelling from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) and tickets for this journey start from €17.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 24m
PriceFrom €17.40
Distance51 miles (83 km)
Frequency53 trains per day
First train04:37
Last train23:37
Departure stationAntwerp
Arrival stationBruges (Brugge)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB, Flixbus

Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) for Tuesday 27th September 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:06 12:36 1h 30m, direct
11:37 13:01 1h 24m, 1 change
11:51 13:30 1h 39m, 1 change
12:06 13:35 1h 29m, direct
12:37 14:01 1h 24m, 1 change
12:51 14:30 1h 39m, 1 change
13:06 14:35 1h 29m, direct
13:37 15:01 1h 24m, 1 change
13:51 15:30 1h 39m, 1 change
14:06 15:34 1h 28m, direct

SNCB trains from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge)

You can travel from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) on SNCB 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.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Cheap train tickets from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge)

The price of train tickets from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) starts at €17.40 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 Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge)? 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 Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) take?

The average journey time by train between Antwerp and Bruges (Brugge) is 1 hour and 32 minutes, with around 53 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 Antwerp and Bruges (Brugge) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) is 1 hour and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) cost?

Train ticket prices from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) can start from as little as €17.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) leave?

The first train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) leave?

The last train from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 23:37. 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 Antwerp and Bruges (Brugge) by train?

Trains travelling from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 51 miles (83 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Antwerp. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge).
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Antwerp to Bruges (Brugge) for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. 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 10/26/2022 for travel on 10/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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