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About the train journey from Bruges to Ghent

If you want to know more about the journey from Bruges to Ghent by train, look no further!

On average, it takes around 27m to travel from Bruges to Ghent by train, and you'll usually find 91 trains per day running along the route for 25 miles (40 km). You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. Hop on an SNCB train and you can get from Bruges to Ghent in just 22m on the fastest services.

Book train tickets from Bruges to Ghent in advance instead of buying them on the day and you’ll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Bruges to Ghent in our Journey Planner.

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 timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent by train

It takes an average of 28m to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent by train, over a distance of around 25 miles (40 km). There are normally 91 trains per day travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent and tickets for this journey start from €8.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 22m
Price€8.70 - €27.40
Distance25 miles (40 km)
Frequency91 trains per day
Departure stationBruges (Brugge)
Arrival stationGhent
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB

Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent for Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:25 12:49 24m, direct
12:31 12:57 26m, direct
12:34 13:15 41m, direct
12:58 13:20 22m, direct
13:09 13:35 26m, direct
13:25 13:49 24m, direct
13:31 13:57 26m, direct
13:34 14:15 41m, direct
13:58 14:20 22m, direct
14:09 14:35 26m, direct

SNCB trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent

You can travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent

Train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent start at €8.70 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €8.70.
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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 (Brugge) to Ghent 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent? 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 (Brugge) to Ghent take?

The average journey time by train between Bruges (Brugge) and Ghent is 28 minutes, with around 91 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 (Brugge) and Ghent by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent is 22 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent can start from as little as €8.70 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent without having to change trains. There are 91 direct trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent leaves at 04:09. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent leaves at 23:24. 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 (Brugge) and Ghent by train?

Trains travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent cover a distance of around 25 miles (40 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ghent to Bruges (Brugge).
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bruges (Brugge) to Ghent for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/02/2021. 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 25/01/2021 for travel on 20/04/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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