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There are 6 ways to get from Bruges to Paris by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Brussels  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Thalys

€85 - €174

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Bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Paris N702 / ...

€16 - €20

4 alternative options

Train  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Courtrai to Lille Flandres Ic
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord Tgv / ...

€39 - €73

Train #2  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Courtrai / Kortrijk Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Tourcoing to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV Ogv / ...
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Chatelet Les Halles B

€76 - €135

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Paris Gallieni 288 km

€30 - €50

Train, fly  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Paris CDG (CDG) BRU - CDG

€91 - €251

Bruges to Paris by train

The train journey time between Bruges and Paris is around 2h 29m and covers a distance of around 400 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 25m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) and Thalys, the Bruges to Paris train service departs from Bruges / Brugge and arrives in Paris Nord. Typically 77 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 29m
Fastest train time:
2h 25m
Train distance:
400 km
Trains per week:
77
Cheapest price:
€85
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:31
Last train departs at:
20:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bruges to Paris train schedules

Belgium → France
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paris is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paris is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Paris is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from France.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Paris is to bus which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Paris is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruges and arriving at Paris. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Paris Nord via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Bruges and Paris is 269 km. The road distance is 288 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Paris without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 51m and costs €85 - €180.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Bruges to Paris, including transfers.

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Bruges to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bruges station.

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Bruges to Paris train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruges / Brugge station.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Paris is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 51m and costs €85 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Paris.
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  • Distance: 268.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Paris, France?

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to Paris 6 times a week. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 45m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €430
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Courtrai / Kortrijk
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€10 - €15
Train from Courtrai to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €8
1st Class
€7 - €11
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €22
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €22
1st Class
€28 - €32
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Tourcoing to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv to Chatelet Les Halles
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
RATP Paris
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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