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Train via Brussels  •  2h 31m

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

€88 - €169

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Bus  •  4h 40m

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

€16 - €20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 37m

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

€39 - €82

Drive  •  2h 45m

  1. Drive from Paris Gallieni to Bruges 286.4 km

€30 - €50

Fly, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge

€90 - €292

Paris to Bruges by train

The train journey time between Paris and Bruges is around 2h 40m and covers a distance of around 401 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Paris to Bruges train service departs from Paris Nord and arrives in Bruges / Brugge. Typically 70 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 40m
Fastest train time:
2h 24m
Trains per week:
70
Cheapest price:
€88
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:24
Last train departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Paris to Bruges train schedules

France → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from France

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from France

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from France.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Bruges is to bus which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Bruges is to train via Brussels which costs €85 - €170 and takes 2h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris and arriving at Bruges. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Paris Nord and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Paris and Bruges is 269 km. The road distance is 286.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bruges without a car is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 31m and costs €85 - €170.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Paris to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Bruges train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Bruges is to train via Brussels which takes 2h 31m and costs €85 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 268.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 2h 31m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Bruges once daily. Tickets cost €16 - €20 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €440
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
57 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 Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge
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
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 Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
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 Paris Nord to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Lille Flandres to Courtrai
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €17
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 Paris to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Bruges is 286 km. It takes approximately 2h 45m to drive from Paris to Bruges.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Paris to Bruges train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 343+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 33 min and costs €5 - €9.

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