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There are 4 ways to get from Brussels to Bruges by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Bruges Ic / ...

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Bus  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Bruges 819

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Taxi  •  1h 2m

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels to Bruges 95.6 km

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bruges 95.6 km
Brussels → Bruges
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bruges is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Bruges is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 10 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bruges is to bus which costs €7 - €10 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bruges is to taxi which costs €130 - €170 and takes 1h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North train station station and arriving at Bruges. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Central and arriving at Bruges. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between Brussels and Bruges is 88 km. The road distance is 95.6 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 1h 10m and costs €10 - €15.

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The train from Bruxelles-Central to Bruges takes 1h 10m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Brussels to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Bruxelles-Central station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bruges is to train which takes 1h 10m and costs €10 - €15. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €7 - €10 and takes 1h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 88.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bruges, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Bruxelles-Central to Bruges every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €10 - €15 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Bruges twice daily. Tickets cost €7 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 25m.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€15 - €22
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Estimated price
€130 - €170
Your Private Driver
Phone
+32 466 24 16 94
Website
yourprivatedriver.be
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Gentle car service
Phone
+32 497 11 17 61
Website
taxi-aeroports.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be

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Brussels to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Brussels to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bruges station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bruges is 96 km. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from Brussels to Bruges.

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