About traveling from Bruges to Brussels

A little fairytale canal town and the powerhouse political capital, Bruges and Brussels couldn’t be more different – what better way to experience all Belgium has to offer! Enjoy the dominating Gothic and Neo-classical architecture of Brussels after your peaceful walk through the enchanting streets of Bruges, and drink in the coexistence of medieval and modern.

If you decide to take a car transfer from Bruges to Brussels, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights along the way, including the UNESCO-listed Kortrijk, the Flemish gems of Oudenaarde and Ghent, the charming Gaasbeek Castle, Waterloo (for you military history buffs), and historic Leuven.

 

How to get from Bruges to Brussels

If you’re traveling from Bruges to Brussels, you have several travel options. For travelers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Bruges to Brussels. The fastest way to travel from Bruges to Brussels is by train or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Bruges to Brussels since it’s so convenient. It’s also possible to take a flight from Bruges to Brussels, though with airport waiting times it is the slowest and most expensive option.

Bruges to Brussels by train

To travel from Bruges to Brussels by train, you need to get to the Bruges station (there are two; remember not to confuse Bruges with Bruges-Saint-Pierre) and purchase a ticket to Brussels-Midi, or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 4:08 AM, and the last train is at 11:23 PM, with trains departing 4 times per hour. The train from Bruges to Brussels is operated by SNBC. Train tickets from Bruges to Brussels costing €17 on average for the 1 hour trip. The distance from Bruges to Brussels is about 90 kilometers.

Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.

Train intervals 4 times per hour
First/Last Departure 4:08 AM/11:23 PM
Avg. Price €17
Distance ~90 km
Duration ~60 min
Operating Companies SNBC

 

Bruges to Brussels by bus

To travel from Bruges to Brussels by bus is quite simple as well – go to the Bruges main transit station and purchase a ticket to Bruxelles, Gare du Nord. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 7:30 AM, and the last bus is at 10:45 PM, with 6 busses staggered throughout the day. The bus from Bruges to Brussels is run by Flixbus, with bus tickets from Bruges to Brussels costing €5 for the 2 hour trip. The distance from Bruges to Brussels is about 100 kilometers.

All options offer direct service from Bruges to Brussels.

Time intervals Every 5 hours, approximately
First/Last Departure 7:30 AM/10:45 PM
Avg. Price €5
Distance ~100 km
Duration ~2 hr
Operating Companies Flixbus

 

Bruges to Brussels by Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Bruges to Brussels. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Bruges, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Brussels, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

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