About traveling from Brussels to Bruges

From little fairytale canal town to the powerhouse political capital, Bruges and Brussels couldn’t be more different – what better way to experience all that Belgium has to offer! Enjoy the dominating Gothic and Neo-classical architecture of Brussels before 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 Brussels to Bruges, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, including historic Leuven, Waterloo (for you military history buffs), the charming Gaasbeek Castle, Flemish gems Oudenaarde and Ghent, and UNESCO-listed Kortrijk.

How to get from Brussels to Bruges

If you’re traveling from Brussels to Bruges, you have several transit options. For travelers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Brussels to Bruges. The fastest way to travel from Brussels to Bruges is by train or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Brussels to Bruges since it’s so convenient.

 

Brussels to Bruges by train

To travel from Brussels to Bruges by train, you need to get to the Brussels-Midi station and purchase a ticket to Bruges main station (there are two; remember not to confuse Bruges with Bruges-Saint-Pierre), or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 12:29 AM, and the last train is at 11:32 PM, with trains departing 4 times per hour. The train from Brussels to Bruges is operated by SNBC, with train tickets from Brussels to Bruges costing €17 on average for the 1 hour trip. The distance from Brussels to Bruges is about 90 kilometers.

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

Train intervals 4 times per hour
First/Last Departure 12:29 AM/11:32 PM
Avg. Price €17
Distance ~90 km
Duration ~60 min
Operating Companies SNBC

 

Brussels to Bruges by bus

To travel from Brussels to Bruges by bus is quite simple as well – go to the station Bruxelles, Gare du Nord and purchase a ticket to Bruges main transit station. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 4:55 AM, and the last bus is at 7:00 PM, with 6 busses staggered throughout the day. The bus from Brussels to Bruges is run by Flixbus, with bus tickets from Brussels to Bruges costing €5 for the 2 hour trip. The distance from Brussels to Bruges is about 100 kilometers.

All options offer direct service from Brussels to Bruges.

Time intervals 6 throughout the day
First/Last Departure 4:55 AM/7:00 PM
Avg. Price €5
Distance ~100 km
Duration ~2 hr
Operating Companies Flixbus

 

Brussels to Bruges by Private Car Transfer

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

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