If you want to know more about the journey from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) by train is 58 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 53 minutes. Around 73 trains per day travel the 55 miles (88 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Bruges (Brugge). Trains on this route are operated by SNCB, the national rail operator in Belgium. Whether you're travelling on one of their Intercity or local services, all trains are modern and comfortable.
Book train tickets from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €16.40. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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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.
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 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 and Bruges (Brugge) is 58 minutes, with around 73 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 to Bruges (Brugge) is 53 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) can start from as little as €16.40 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) without having to change trains. There are 57 direct trains from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 00:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 23:31. 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 to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 55 miles (88 km) during the journey.