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Transfer Options from Brussels Airport to Bruges

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How to get from Brussels Airport to Bruges

Bruges is located 108km away from Brussels (BRU) airport, and you have two different transfer options to cover this distance, taking a taxi or the train. The quickest option is a Brussels airport taxi as the journey only takes 73 minutes in light traffic and will cost you approximately 147€ depending on your exact destination in Bruges. Your cheapest transfer option from Brussels airport to Bruges is taking the IC train, which takes 87 minutes and costs 20.90€ one-way.

Comparison of the options

Train €41.80 87min 00:02–23:02
Taxi €147 73min 24/7

How to get from Brussels airport to Bruges by train

Taking a train from Brussels (BRU) airport to Bruges is the cheapest transfer option, perfect for those travelling on a budget. A one-way ticket costs 20.90€ and the journey will take 87 minutes.

How much is the train from Brussels airport to Bruges?

The IC train from Brussels (BRU) airport to Bruges costs 20.90€ for a one-way ticket. You can purchase your tickets from the automatic machines found in Brussels Airport – Zaventem station or in advance online.



Trip Duration

87 Min.

There is a waiting time of 30 minutes.

Value for Money

IC trains are available from 00:02 to 23:02 from Brussels airport.

Where do I get it from?

The train station is located on Level -1 of the main terminal in Brussels airport. If you are in the arrivals hall you can access it from Level 2 and if you're in the departures hall, you can find it from Level 3.


The IC train practically runs 24/7, so no matter what time you land, you will be able to find a train to take you to Bruges within 30 minutes or less. However, once you arrive in Bruges you will need to walk or take a cab to your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

IC trains alternate between a direct line and a line with a change in Brussel-Noord, so if you have a lot of luggage to manoeuvre, you may want to wait for the direct train.

Useful Tips

There are two luggage racks in each section of the train, so if you're travelling with a lot of luggage you may want to select a cabin with a free rack.
If you want to save some time in the train station, you can order your tickets online and avoid the queues.
Bruges is pedestrian friendly, so it will be easy to walk to your accommodation from the train station.

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How to get from Brussels airport to Bruges by taxi

Taking a Brussels airport taxi from Brussels (BRU) airport to Bruges is the quickest but most expensive transfer option. Taxis at Brussels airport charge based on a taximeter, not at a flat rate fee, so your journey cost will be approximately 147€ and will take around 73 minutes in light to normal traffic.

Taxi fare from Brussels airport to Bruges

Taxis at Brussels (BRU) airport don't have a flat rate fee to Bruges, instead, they charge using a taximeter based on distance. The fee for this 73-minute journey will be around 147€, depending on the exact location of your accommodation in Bruges.

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Nothing says "I'm on holiday" like walking out of the airport and hopping into an airconditioned taxi. You can't beat the convenience of door to door service, while you sit back and enjoy the Belgian scenery.

Editor’s Note

Although the fare for a taxi from Brussels airport to Bruges is a little high, if you are traveling in a group of 4 or less, you can split the cost, making it much more affordable.

Useful Tips

All taxis at Brussels airport are owned by different companies, so rates may vary between each car.
Make sure your driver has his taxi licence and meter clearly on show before you leave the airport.

Frequently asked questions

What airport do you fly to for Bruges?

As Bruges International Airport doesn't serve flights form the UK or parts of Europe, most people will fly into Brussels (BRU) airport and then take either the IC train or a taxi to Bruges.

How do you get to Bruges?

From Brussels (BRU) airport, you can get to Bruges by taxi or by train. Taking a taxi will take 73 minutes and cost around 147€ depending on your exact final destination in Bruges. Taking the train costs 20.90€ one-way and takes 87 minutes to reach Bruges.

How much is train from Brussels airport to Bruges?

The IC trains leave Brussels airport every 30 minutes and take 87 minutes to reach Bruges train station. Tickets cost 20.90€ one-way and can be purchased online in advance or at the automatic ticket machines in the Brussels airport train station.

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