Want to find out more about taking the train from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge)? Look no further.
There are around 65 trains per day running between Brussels Nord (North) and Bruges (Brugge), which usually take 1 hour 13 minutes to complete the 55 miles (88 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 5 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can travel on this route with SNCB, the main train operator in Belgium, who run modern comfortable Intercity and local trains to Bruges (Brugge).
You can save money on train tickets from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £16.37. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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.
It takes an average of 1h 13m to travel from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (88 km). There are normally 65 trains per day travelling from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) and tickets for this journey start from £16.37 when you book in advance.
Brussels Nord (North)
From 1h 5m
55 miles (88 km)
65 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
If you're travelling in Second Class, you'll find plenty of luggage storage and power sockets as standard. You can reserve your seat only if you buy a group ticket.
Upgrade to First Class and enjoy more legroom and comfier seats. You can reserve your seat only if you buy a group ticket.
When travelling with SNCB, each passenger can take 3 items of luggage on board, as long as the total weight does not exceed 30kg. Once you’ve found your seat, you can stow your luggage in the space provided above and below your seat. You can take the following luggage on board for free:
Currently, SNCB does not offer a food and drink service. Although, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.
SNCB offer free WiFi in their main stations, including Brussels Central, Bruges, Antwerp Central and more. Currently, SNCB do not offer WiFi onboard their trains.
As long as they are travelling with a person aged 12 or above with a valid ticket, children under 12 can travel for free without a ticket. However, please note that this only applies to a maximum of 4 children per passenger with a valid ticket. If you have any additional children travelling with you, they will need a half-price Kids Ticket.
Hoping to travel with your bike? You’ll need to add a Bike Supplement to your ticket. However, if you’re travelling with a folding bike, you don’t need to worry about paying. Bike Supplements are paid on top of your rail fare and cost €4 for a single journey.
When boarding, speak to the train conductor and they will tell you if there are spaces available and where you can put your bicycle. SNCB advise you not to travel with a bike at Peak times, because bicycle spaces may not be available.
Guide and assistance dogs
Travel is free for guide and assistance dogs. You won’t need to add a Pet Supplement to your ticket.
Pets are welcome to travel on SNCB trains if they are on a lead or in a small basket, cage or box. For animals on a lead, a Pet Supplement costs €3 for a single trip. If your pet is in a small basket, cage or box that is smaller than 30 x 55 x 30 cm, you do not need to pay for a Pet Supplement. Finally, your pet is not allowed to sit on the seats or tables.
Passengers with reduced mobility should directly contact SNCB to make use of their free assistance service. You can take your wheelchair on board the train for free, regardless of whether or not you use the SNCB's free assistance service. If you are blind or partially sighted, you can take the train for free in 2nd class.
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 Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) 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 Brussels Nord (North) and Bruges (Brugge) is 1 hour and 13 minutes, with around 65 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 Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) is 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) can start from as little as £16.37 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 00:18. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 23:17. 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 Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 55 miles (88 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels Nord (North). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels Nord (North) to Bruges (Brugge).