This page explains how to buy train tickets from Bruges to other European cities at the cheapest prices, buying online direct from the operators, usually with print-at-home tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

I want to go from Bruges to...

      Brussels   Amsterdam   Paris   London
  Cologne   Frankfurt   Berlin   Other destinations

Travelling from Ghent?  The advice on this page will also help you with journeys from Ghent as the booking process is usually the same.

Before you buy your tickets...

Take a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, "Do I need to book in advance or can I just buy at the station?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just buy a 35 point-to-point ticket online?".  And most important, click here to understand how far ahead you can buy train tickets.

European train travel FAQ...

An introduction to European train travel


Senior fares (over 60)


Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)


Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits


Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains


Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations


Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train


Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train


Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train


Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network


What to do when things go wrong...

Bruges to Brussels for 14.80...
Belgian intercity train from Brussels to Bruges

A typical Belgian intercity (IC) train, on the Brussels-Ghent-Bruges-Oostende route...

2nd class 1st class

2nd class seats.  Larger photo.

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

Bruges to Ghent, Antwerp & other destinations in Belgium...

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Bruges to Amsterdam from 30, see the Bruges to Amsterdam page...
A Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris

A Thalys at Amsterdam Centraal.  See full-screen panorama photos inside a Thalys trainMore info on Thalys.

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Bruges to Paris from 56,
A Belgian intercity train at Brussels Midi 2nd class 1st class

Air-conditioned Belgian InterCity train.

2nd class seats.  Larger photo.

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

Second class seats on board a 'Thalys' high-speed train to Cologne 1st class seats on Thalys A Thalys for Amsterdam about to leave Brussels Midi...

Standard class seats.  Larger photo.

Comfort or Premium.  .Larger photo

A Thalys at Brussels...

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Bruges to London from 50,
A Belgian intercity train at Brussels Midi 2nd class 1st class

Air-conditioned Belgian InterCity train.

2nd class seats.  Larger photo.

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

A Eurostar at St Pancras International...

A Eurostar at St Pancras...


Eurostar first class

Eurostar 1st class...


Eurostar second class

Eurostar 2nd class...

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Bruges to Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin, Germany from 29.90, or
A Belgian intercity train at Brussels Midi 2nd class 1st class

Air-conditioned Belgian InterCity train.

2nd class seats.  Larger photo.

1st class seats.  Larger photo.

ICE3 second class ICE3 first class High-speed ICE3 train from Brussels to Cologne & Frankfurt

ICE3 2nd class.

ICE3 1st class, with leather seats.

ICE high-speed trainMore info.

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Bruges to all other countries...

Take a Belgian InterCity train from Bruges to Brussels and change there.  See the International trains from Brussels page.

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Find hotels in Bruges & other cities


Favourite hotel search & price comparison: checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It's been named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site in the World Travel Awards and I recommend it to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling the same hotel for less.

Favourite hotel booking site: is my favourite hotel booking site, and unless HotelsCombined throws up major price differences I prefer doing my bookings in one place here. 

You can usually book with free cancellation - this allows you to confirm your accommodation at no risk before train booking opens.  It also means you can hold accommodation while you finalise your itinerary, and alter your plans as they evolve - a feature I use all the time when putting a trip together.

Recommended hotel...

Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...

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Travel insurance & health card



Columbus direct travel insurance

Take out decent travel insurance, it's essential...

Never travel overseas without travel insurance from a reliable insurer, with at least 1m or preferably 5m medical cover.  It should also cover cancellation and loss of cash and belongings, up to a sensible limit.  An annual multi-trip policy is usually cheaper than several single-trip policies even for just 2 or 3 trips a year, I have an annual policy myself.  Here are some suggested insurers.  Seat61 gets a small commission if you buy through these links.

In the UK, try Columbus Direct or use to compare prices & policies from many different insurers.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 65, see - 10% discount with code seat61.

        If you live in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the EU, try Columbus Direct's other websites.

  If you live in the USA try Travel Guard USA.

Get a spare credit card, designed for travel with no currency exchange loading & low or no ATM fees...

It costs nothing to take out an extra credit card.  If you keep it in a different part of your luggage so you're not left stranded if your wallet gets stolen, this is a form of extra travel insurance in itself.  In addition, some credit cards are significantly better for overseas travel than others.  Martin Lewis's explains which UK credit cards have the lowest currency exchange commission loadings when you buy something overseas, and the lowest cash withdrawal fees when you use an ATM abroad.  Taking this advice can save you quite a lot on each trip compared to using your normal high-street bank credit card!


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