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.
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.
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.
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.§
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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) is 2 hours and 35 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 167 miles (268 km) during the journey.