Looking to travel from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 59 minutes to travel from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 53 minutes though. You'll usually find 74 trains per day running along the 55 miles (88 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Bruges (Brugge). This route is served by SNCB, the main rail operator in Belgium. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling on either an Intercity or local SNCB train.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Brussels to Bruges (Brugge) start from €16.40 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Bruges (Brugge) by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.
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 59 minutes, with around 74 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 00:30. 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.