How to get to Bruges station Train Station

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Bruges station information & facilities

Distance from Bruges to city center
Distance from Bruges to city center
2 miles (3.3 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 25, 43, 62, 63, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 96, 98, P1, P4, P5
Train lines: IC (01, 02, 03, 23, 23A, 32), L 02
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit in 50 minutes via the IC train to Oostende Station, then with bus line 6 towards the airport.
Amenities at station
ATM
ATM
ATM machines are located inside the main hall.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Luggage lockers are located near the entrance inside the main station.
Dining
Dining
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Information Desk
Information Desk
Located inside the corridor leading away from the platforms and towards the central exit.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Facilities include elevators and escalators to platforms, wheelchair lifts and mobile ramps, barrier-free toilets and accessible parking spaces. Additional assistance can be contacted via the SNCB Mobility Call Center.
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Travel from Bruges city centre to Brugge train station

Bruges is a quaint city full of medieval architecture, canals, and lots of interesting sites to explore. A popular tourist destination, wandering the streets of Bruges can feel like you’re walking through a fairy tale. When you’re visiting Belgium, it’s worth taking a day trip by train to Bruges if you are visiting surrounding areas. The train station in Bruges is located just southeast of the city centre. You can reach the station easily in about 20min or less on foot. The same trip will take 5min if you travel by bus. Walking is the easiest way to get around Bruges since the city is so small. You might prefer to rent a bike to travel around the city. Driving a car around Bruges isn’t recommended since the streets are so narrow. Taxis are available but tend to be expensive and aren’t usually necessary unless you’re hauling heavy luggage. Omio has all the information you need to book tickets for a trip to Bruges.

How far is it from Bruges city centre to Brugge train station?

The city centre in Bruges is about 1 mile (1.6 km) from Brugge train station, the main station in Bruges. Travel from Bruges city centre to Brugge train station is fast and easy, and you have a variety of options, including bus, taxi, or simply walking. It will take about 15min to reach Brugge train station on foot and about 5min to complete the journey via a bus or taxi. Bikes can be rented to travel from the Bruges city centre to Brugge train station.

What is the best way to get to Brugge train station from Bruges city centre?

Bruges is a pedestrian-friendly city, with many cobblestone streets reserved for pedestrians and cyclists only. This makes walking one of the simplest and most convenient options for travelling from the Bruges city centre to Brugge train station, or anywhere else you want to get in town. You can reach train station Bruges in 20min or less on foot. However, if you have luggage, you might want to opt for the bus. If you are travelling on a flexible budget, catching a taxi is a fast and convenient way to travel anywhere in the city. You’ll find taxi pick-up and drop off points at Market Square in the city centre and on Stationsplein outside the Brugge train station. You can purchase bus tickets at the station, from ticket machines, or on the bus (tip: it’s cheaper to buy your bus tickets before boarding).

Where is the airport in Bruges and how to get there?

The closest airport to Bruges is in Brussels, Belgium. The easiest way to travel between the Brussels Airport and Brugge train station is by train. You can hop on the train to Bruges at the airport train station. Brussels Airport is about 60 miles (96 km) from Bruges. Taking the train to Bruges from Brussels Airport will take around 1h 30min. Train times to Bruges could take longer depending on the specific ticket purchased. Booking bus tickets from Brussels Airport to Bruges on high traffic days of the week, which is usually based on the workweek, means the bus trip could take up to two hours to complete due to the increased traffic volumes. Check Omio for information about getting to the train station in Bruges from Brussels Airport and to book tickets.

How accessible is Brugge train station for those with limited mobility?

Train station Bruges offers accessible facilities for those with limited mobility. Free wheelchairs are available for those who need them. You’ll also find a mobile access ramp, accessible parking spaces, accessible restrooms, an elevated platform, a platform elevator, and an escalator. If you will need extra assistance at Brugge train station, you should call to request it before your train to Bruges.

Travel from Bruges city centre to Brugge train station: city of Brugge

Bruges Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Brugge Train Station

Trains arrive at and depart from the Brugge train station from early in the morning to late at night. Depending on your destination and the length of your journey, you may have a train trip to or from Bruges that travels overnight. Search Omio to compare all your Bruges train time departure options when booking your train to Bruges.

Traveling by train in Bruges: Sustainable journey

According to Omio magazine, many people are choosing train travel over other modes of transport because they're more eco-friendly. Aside from walking or biking, trains are the most sustainable way to travel between these two destinations. Trains only accommodate for around 3% of the global transport emissions and offer more efficient use of space and less noise pollution. If you are concerned about the environmental impact of a long-distance trip, opting to take a train should give you peace of mind that you are choosing a more environmentally friendly option than either flying or driving in your vehicle.

Local tips: Brugge train station points of interest

The Brugge train station in Bruges, Belgium, is located just southeast of the city centre. You’ll find a ticket office, ticket machines, luggage lockers, and food options at the Brugge train station. You’ll find the picturesque and romantic Minnewater Park and Lake of Love nearby, and if you walk toward the centre of town from the train station, you’ll pass right by it. You can easily walk from the Brugge train station to the heart of the historic city centre in 20min or less. You can hop in a taxi or on a bus to get there even faster (and to make transporting your luggage across the cobblestone streets easier).

The entire city of Bruges is small and compact enough to explore easily by foot or bike, so even if you have to take a ride to drop off your luggage, make sure you get out and walk around to appreciate all this medieval city has to offer. You can wander the cobblestone streets, admiring the architecture that looks like it was plucked straight from the 13th century, then check out its famous churches, visit a museum, or take a canal tour. Make sure you save some time on your trip to visit a chocolate shop, grab a beer, or both. These are some of the top things you can do in Bruges near the station:

  • Visit the colorful Markt Square
  • Climb the Belfry Bell Tower
  • Tour the De Halve Maan Brewery
  • Check out the view from the Historium Museum
  • Visit Burg Square and the Basilica of the Holy Blood
  • Cruise the canals
  • Wander the Begijnhof
  • Visit The Church of Our Lady and the St. Bonifacius Bridge
  • View the sunset at Rosary Quay
  • Wander between the canals and illuminated buildings at night

What to do in Bruges

Take the train to Bruges for a quick, whirlwind day trip or a longer adventure. You’ll find much to see and do in this medieval city that’s straight out of a fairy tale. Filled with colourful 13th-century buildings, cobblestone streets, charming canals, beautiful parks, historic churches, and more, it’s worth a visit during your Belgian vacation. After leaving the Brugge train station, head toward the city centre on foot, making sure to pass through the lovely Minnewater Park on your way to either Markt or Burg Square. Climb Belfry Bell Tower to view the city from above. Sample the local cuisine, including the local beers. Visit one of the many churches or museums to learn more about the art and history of Bruges. Hop on a boat to tour the city via the canals. Rent a bike for a change of pace. And soak up all the charm this quaint and colourful European city has to offer.

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