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Cheap train tickets from Bruges to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Bruges to Brussels is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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SNCB | IC
08:580h53
Bruges station
09:51Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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08:080h59
Bruges station
09:07Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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09:080h59
Bruges station
10:07Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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08:310h58
Bruges station
09:29Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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SNCB | IC
08:162h04
Bruges station
10:20Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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Train timetableBruges to Brussels

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SNCB | IC
08:080h59
Bruges station
09:07Brussels-Midi
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08:162h04
Bruges station
10:20Brussels-Midi
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08:250h59
Bruges station
09:24Brussels-Midi
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08:310h58
Bruges station
09:29Brussels-Midi
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08:580h53
Bruges station
09:51Brussels-Midi
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09:080h59
Bruges station
10:07Brussels-Midi
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Train times from Bruges to Brussels

Showing times and prices for 25 Apr

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 8 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

88 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Bruges for Brussels every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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SNCB | IC
08:580h53
Bruges station
09:51Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
0 changes
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08:310h58
Bruges station
09:29Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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08:080h59
Bruges station
09:07Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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09:080h59
Bruges station
10:07Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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08:250h59
Bruges station
09:24Brussels-Midi
£211One-way
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Overview: Train from Bruges to Brussels

distanceDistance55 miles
durationAverage train duration54 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 39 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesPKP Intercity, BSB or SNCB

Trains from Bruges to Brussels cover the 55 miles long route taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like PKP Intercity, BSB or SNCB. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Bruges and arrive in Brussels-Midi.

Train Bruges Brussels

Trains from Bruges to Brussels run consistently throughout the day starting from as early as 6:00 a.m. with the latest train leaving around 11 p.m. There is no set time between the trains and sometimes 2 trains will depart around the same time, so you do not have to worry about missing a train from Bruges to Brussels. There are direct train journeys and some with changeovers at the Ghent Train Station. This will make a difference to the duration of your journey, which covers 88 km (54 miles) distance. The fastest trains will get you to Brussels from Bruges in 54 minutes and the slowest trains up to 2 hours long. The main train company is the luxury comfort Belgium train provider,SNCB.

Bruges to Brussels Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains from Bruges to Brussels run throughout the day and night leaving at different times throughout the day, not longer than 30 minutes between journeys. The earliest train journey starts at 6:00 a.m. and the last train Bruges - Brussels of the day will be around 11 p.m. On weekends, the trains depart a little later at 8:00 a.m. As there are numerous train trips throughout the day, you should spend some time on the Omio train schedule and use the filters, depending on what preferences you are looking for. Go to the Bruges to Brussels schedule and click ‘See All Trains’ and you can make your preferred choice.

Boarding your train Bruges Brussels

Train to Brussels from Bruges boarding times are flexible, and you can board the train right up until the last 5 minutes before departure. If you have already booked your ticket on Omio, then you only need to get to the station 15 minutes before your train journey to grab any last snacks and take your seat. Bruges Station is well maintained and has everything you would need including restaurants, cafes and bars if you want to meet a friend for a drink before your journey. It is very easy to find your platform with signposting and friendly staff. Here, you can also get transport to the station easily from city centre or take a 15 minute walk if you don’t have any heavy luggage.

Bruges: Grote Markt Square at sunrise.

Bruges: Grote Markt Square at sunrise. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the train depart in Bruges and arrive in Brussels?

The main train stations for trains from Bruges to Brussels are Bruges Station and Brussels Midi. These are the 2 main departure and arrival stations for your journey. For train trips with stopovers you will change at Ghent Station and carry on to Brussels. Both of these stations are the main hubs for train travel and you will find every convenience you might need to make your journey comfortable and stress-free.

When is the best time to book your train ticket Bruges Brussels?

Cheap train tickets for Bruges to Brussels can be booked on Omio in advance if you want to save some cash. This is the best way to access discounts and cheaper prices. However, as this is a regular train trip departing at all hours of the day and weekends, you will probably get an average price. If you want to avoid peak times then don’t book traditional peak times during corporate commute hours. Check the schedule and see what suits you best as your options are endless.

What to see between Bruges and Brussels?

The train trip from Bruges to Brussels is very suburban with cityscapes, traditional houses, and the odd meadow with grazing cows and sheep. This is by no means a spectacular scenic journey, but watching the clouds and the houses roll by as you relax in your seat is a perfect time to get some rest in before you hit the streets of Brussels.

Information on Brussels Midi

Trains from Bruges to Brussels arrive at the Night Trains on this train trip. The latest time you will arrive at Brussels Midi is around 11 p.m. which will be the last stop of the day.

SNCB Bruges to Brussels

Train Bruges to Brussels: Services on Board

SNCB is the main train provider for trains from Bruges to Brussels and offer these services on board:

  • Travel with up to 3 bags not exceeding 30kg for free, if you can fit the bags under your seat or in the overhead hangers. Hand luggage is free as well as bikes, pushchairs, scooters and sports gear as long as they're folded. If you regularly travel with a bicycle, enquire about a bike supplement where you can book your bike and ensure you have space each journey.
  • Free Wi-Fi and Reserved Comfortable Seating
  • 2 classes to choose from, Second Class which is standard and an upgrade to First is optional.
  • Reduced Mobility assistance is available and any special requirements can be pre booked.
  • Pets are welcome on board as long as they are trained and preferably travel in a small carry cage. Guide dogs travel for free.
  • Your own food and drinks are permitted on the train as long as you do not litter.

When to book your train tickets from Bruges to Brussels?

Cheap train tickets for Bruges to Brussels can be booked on Omio in advance if you want to save some cash. This is the best way to access discounts and cheaper prices. However, as this is a regular train trip departing at all hours of the day and weekends, you will probably get an average price. If you want to avoid peak times then don’t book traditional times during work commuting hours. Check the schedule and see what suits you best as your choices are endless.

To Brussels by train — travel tips

Brussels is a city that has something for everybody, from its historical architecture, Gothic cathedrals, Guild houses, Art Deco Taverns and most famously, its waffles and chocolates. When you arrive, make your way to the heart of the city, The Grand Place, which is carpeted in flowers during some summer festivals. If you want to take in the culture, the art galleries are overflowing, the castles are breathtaking and the city centre is filled with young and old, eating drinking and embracing the natural bohemian energy of Brussels. To plan your trip better consult the Omio Travel Guide –

  • Sample classic Belgium Waffles and Chocolate.
  • Ride on historic tram to Tervuren’s Africa Museum.
  • Explore the Cantillon Brewery and sample the traditional Gueuze beer.
  • Known as the ‘Comic Book Capital’ – follow the comic book walk and seek out classic characters likle Tin Tin and the Smurfs.
  • Brussels: Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary.

    Brussels: Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the other cities you can go to from Brussels?

    The beauty of travel in Europe is your neighbouring towns and cities are in such close proximity you could spend a month not travelling further than 4 hours and feel like you are exploring a new country every day. If you are in Brussels, an essential trip is to the romantic city of Paris. You can get there by Paris train in just over 1 hour. Have a glass of champagne under the Eiffel tower, do some high-end fashion retail therapy and take a boat trip down the Seine River. You will probably need more than a day in this famous city, so book the weekend and taste test the frogs legs and croissants. Check out the Omio Train schedules and see what early train trips you can get for a weekend in Amsterdam. The train trip is under 3 hours and you will be able to take a canal cruise, visit the Red Light District, take in some art at the Van Gogh Museum and shop to your heart's content. Amsterdam has become one of the most talked about tourist destinations and a real thrill if you want to experience the true free spirit of a Dutch nation. If you want to get to know another Belgium city then a 45 minute train journey to the port town of Antwerp is a must do. Visit the famous Cathedral of our Lady Church or visit the Belgium Chocolate Museum. You can do beer walks, bike walks and tuk tuk tours of Antwerp, so choose your ride and book the time of your life. Search the map on Omio train schedules and get the most out of your holiday. You really do have the world in your fingertips so take advantage and explore.

    Taking the Train from Bruges

    Trains from Bruges to Brussels depart from the main railway station, located to the south-west of the city. Frequent De Lijn city buses, and a limited night service, connect the station with the central market square, and takes around 5 minutes.

    Getting into Brussels by Train

    Brussels combines the bustle of a modern European capital with some elegant historical architecture, notably the remarkable baroque guildhouses of the Grand Place. As the administrative hub of the European Union and site of the NATO HQ, Brussels is blessed with a distinguished and diverse restaurant scene, but also has no shortage of informal cafe-bars. Trains from Bruges to Brussels arrive at the central station, the Gare Centrale, located in the heart of the city, close to the Rue Royale. There are regular trains making the short connection to Brussels Zuid-Midi, the main hub for high-speed international services across Europe. Central station has its own metro stop, a five-minute walk from the main concourse, with connections on lines 1 and 5. The Brussels metro operates between 5:30 a.m. and midnight. There are taxi ranks available close to the station entrance, and bus stops for routes to most areas of the city.

    FAQs: Bruges to Brussels train

    FAQs: Travel by train from Bruges to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bruges to Brussels.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from Bruges to Brussels can start from as little as £14 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Bruges to Brussels is £18; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the Bruges to Brussels train time is 54 min   covering the 55 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Bruges to Brussels leaves at 07: 16. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Bruges to Brussels leaves at 22: 24.
    There are 51 trains a day from Bruges to Brussels which require at least one change with PKP Intercity, BSB or SNCB. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
    For the trip from Bruges to Brussels you can take a train with PKP Intercity, BSB or SNCB. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Brussels from Bruges on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 24.

    When departing from Bruges, you have various train station options to start your route from including Bruges, Bruges-St. -Pieters and Bruges. When arriving in Brussels, you can end your trip in train stations like Brussels-Midi, Brussels-Central and Brussels-North.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Bruges, which is located around 2.2 miles (3.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Brussels-Midi, located 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre.

    The cheapest month for a train from Bruges to Brussels is January.
    You have options as you can travel to Brussels from Bruges 2 different ways: train or coach.

    Important Stations and Airports in Bruges and Brussels

    Bruges
    Brussels
    Bruges is the most popular Bruges railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Bruges for your journey to Brussels.
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    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +32 25282828
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 30
    Public transport options for Bruges
    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
    Bruges-St. -PietersATM
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