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Train travel from Paris to Bruges (Brugge)

The average train time from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) is 3h 29m, although it takes just 2h 29m on the fastest Thalys and Intercity services. There are around 30 trains per day running from Paris to Bruges, the first train leaves Paris Gare du Nord at 06:13 and the last train leaves at 22:33. 

  • All trains depart from Paris Gare du Nord station.
  • All trains arrive into Bruges (Brugge) station.

With high-speed Thalys train services taking you from Paris to Bruges every day, there’s no need to deal with the stress of traffic to reach this quaint medieval city. With just one change along the way, you can reach the centre of Bruges in just over two and a half hours, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to wander the cobble-stoned lanes if you’re arriving in the morning or afternoon. All Thalys trains on this route offer free WiFi and an onboard restaurant, upgrading to Premium Class will get you roomier seats and access to the Thalys Lounge too. 

While it’s possible to squeeze in a day trip from Paris to Bruges if you’re short on time, we’d recommend making your trip an overnight stay if you really want to see all this charming city has to offer. Be sure to check out the Markt (just a 20-minute stroll from the station) and the 12th-century Belfry of Bruges.

Start your search for times and tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for FAQs about the journey from Paris to Bruges by train.

Paris to Bruges (Brugge) by train

It takes an average of 4h 26m to travel from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) by train, over a distance of around 167 miles (268 km). There are normally 16 trains per day travelling from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) and tickets for this journey start from €26.60 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 35m
Price€26.60 - €202.60
Distance167 miles (268 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBruges (Brugge)
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Paris to Bruges (Brugge) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:25 13:02 2h 37m, 1 change
11:46 14:46 3h 00m, 2 changes
12:22 15:46 3h 24m, 2 changes
13:16 16:29 3h 13m, 2 changes
14:25 17:01 2h 36m, 1 change
15:46 18:46 3h 00m, 2 changes
17:25 20:00 2h 35m, 1 change
18:46 21:46 3h 00m, 2 changes
19:25 22:00 2h 35m, 1 change
20:22 23:49 3h 27m, 2 changes

Thalys trains from Paris to Bruges (Brugge)

You can travel from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) on Thalys 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.

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Bruges (Brugge)

Train tickets from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) start at €26.60 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 €90.76.
lowest price found
from26.60
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price66.49
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price70.60
on the day
avg. single price90.76

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 Paris to Bruges (Brugge) 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 Paris to Bruges (Brugge)? 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 Paris to Bruges (Brugge) take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Bruges (Brugge) is 4 hours and 26 minutes, with around 16 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 Paris and Bruges (Brugge) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) is 2 hours and 35 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) can start from as little as €26.60 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 Paris to Bruges (Brugge)?

No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Bruges (Brugge). Travelling from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 22:37. 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 Paris and Bruges (Brugge) by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 167 miles (268 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bruges (Brugge) to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris 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 Paris to Bruges (Brugge) for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 10/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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