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Take the train from Bruges to Brussels

Hop on a train at Brugge station and arrive in Brussels in under an hour, stress-free. The train is a cheap and easy way to travel between the two cities, with just under 60 services running to Brussels per day. You’ll be sipping a delicious Belgian beer in the capital before you know it.

Arriving into Bruxelles-Midi station, you’ll be well placed to explore Brussels. The Palais de Justice (Law Courts of Brussels) is just 20 minutes on foot from the station – the views you get of the city from the Law Courts are fantastic. The Royal Palace of Brussels is just up the road. While it’s no longer the Belgian Monarchy's official residence, the building is stunning nonetheless. Ready to travel to Brussels? Then cast your eyes down this page for useful information on travelling from Bruges to Brussels by train, including ticket prices and FAQs.

Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels by train

It takes an average of 56m to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (88 km). There are normally 70 trains per day travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels and tickets for this journey start from €16.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 53m
Distance55 miles (88 km)
Frequency70 trains per day
Departure stationBruges (Brugge)
Arrival stationBrussels
ChangesDirect trains available
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Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:07 13:07 1h 00m, direct
12:25 13:23 58m, 1 change
12:31 13:29 58m, direct
13:00 13:53 53m, direct
13:10 14:07 57m, direct
13:25 14:23 58m, 1 change
13:31 14:29 58m, direct
14:00 14:53 53m, direct
14:10 15:07 57m, direct
14:25 15:23 58m, 1 change

SNCB trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels

You can travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels 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 Brussels

Train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels start at €16.10 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 €16.10.
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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 Brussels 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 Brussels? 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 Brussels take?

The average journey time by train between Bruges (Brugge) and Brussels is 56 minutes, with around 70 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 Brussels by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels is 53 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels can start from as little as €16.10 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 Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels without having to change trains. There are 54 direct trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels leaves at 04:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels leaves at 23:25. 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 Brussels by train?

Trains travelling from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels cover a distance of around 55 miles (88 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels.
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 Brussels for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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