How to Get From Brussels to Bruges or Ghent

By August 16, 2016FAQ

Looking to travel to Bruges, Antwerp, Brussels or Ghent to Brussels via Rail, Bus and Air.

By Car:

If you come by car coming from Ghent or Brussels or Antwerp, the E40 will bring you to Bruges straight away. (exit Oostkamp) and follow 8 km to the centre of Bruges, where you can enter the centre of town via Katelijnestraat .(ap Katelijne). Nearest underground parking site is Katelijneparking.

For apartment Dijver turn right at the Church of our Lady and drive via Dijver over de small bridge and take the first road at the right – Eekhoutstraat  (ap Dijver)  Nearest underground parking site is Pandreitje (click for street view), which is the nearest to the venue.
In case ‘Pandreitje’ is full, there is another car park: continue straight on ‘Predikherenstraat’ (so don’t turn right into Frèren Fonteinstraat), cross the ‘canal’ andturn immediately right (alongside the canal) into Predikerenrei (Click for street view). This is Centrum Parking Langestraat.

nb: Please do not take motorway exit 10 (Bruges-Sint-Michiels), as major road works start on 1 March and access to the centre via the tunnel under the station (Boeveriepoort) or Smedenpoort will not be possible.

By Train:

The Eurostar connects London with ‘Brussels South’. The trip takes 2hrs and 45min.
Trains from ‘Brussels South/Brussel-Zuid’ to Bruges (the train with final destination Ostend) leave every 5 minutes past and 26 minutes past the hour.

The Thalys connects Brussels with Amsterdam, Paris and Cologne. Trains leave and arrive at ‘Brussels South’ ( Brussel-Zuid/Gare du Midi).

Here you can find the timetables of the trains from European cities to Bruges on the ‘railway-website’ of Belgium. eg  Getting from Brussels airport to Bruges? How would you get from Brussels airport to Bruges market square or city centre, without a car?

The national airport of Belgium lies just outside of Brussels. Its railway station is located under the airport.

First take the train to Brussels ‘Zuid / Midi’ station and take the train in the direction of Brugge, De Panne, Knokke or Oostende. The first stop is Ghent, the second is Bruges.

– 3 trains per hour / about 85 minutes / € 13.50

– First train at 05:36, last train at 23:52 (on Sat and Sun at 05:33 and 23:52).


You can take a taxi from the trainstation towards the guesthouse. The cost of the taxi will be ∼ €10 .
A taxi from the guesthouse towards Brussels airport will cost ∼ €175 (one way).

By plane

International Brussels Airport (Zaventem)

Brussels Airport is about 1h30 mins away from Bruges by train. A taxi to come and pick you up at the airport would cost about €175 (one way).


Brussels South Charleroi Airport of Charleroi

Brussels South Charleroi Airport receives many low-cost flights daily from various cities  across Europe. A bus company Flibco : travel from bruges to brussels  will be laying on a direct shuttle bus to and from the station of Bruges with a frequency of 9 trips a day (round). Using this service, you will travel more comfortably, it’s cheaper and often also faster than other transport alternatives (train and/or bus). Booking online is cheaper.

Travel by Train from Charleroi-Sud (South) to Brugge (Bruges) in 2h.  Get train times and buy train tickets for Charleroi-Sud (South) to Brugge (Bruges).


International Airport of Ostend

There are also less regular flights towards the International Airport of Ostend-Bruges. A taxi to pick you up at the airport will cost approximately  €75 (one way).

How to get from Ostend Airport to Ostend and Bruges?

Public transport – Bus and train (Ostend and Bruges)
Good public transport connections enable travellers to travel easily between Ostend Bruges Airport and the two cities in West Flanders. Bus line 6 runs between Oostende railway station and the bus stop Raversijde Luchthaven directly in front of the airport building. Travel time by bus from Ostend Bruges Airport to the train station of Ostend is 17 minutes. It is no problem if you miss the bus, because bus line 6 runs every 10 minutes. On Sundays and holidays bus line 6 departs every 20 minutes. The price of a ticket for a single ride is € 3.00. At Oostende railway station you can take the train to Brugge railway station, a journey by train takes 15 minutes. The price of a train ticket to Bruges is € 4.10 for adults and € 2.50 for children. Please consult timetable bus line 6 and website Belgian Railways for more information.

How much is the taxi fare to and from Ostend and Bruges?

A taxi to Ostend costs € 10 to € 15. A taxi journey to Bruges takes longer and is therefore more expensive, the price is about € 70. Make a taxi reservation Ostend Bruges Airport through YATTAXI, an online booking platform for reliable and reasonable priced airport transfers.

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