Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form part of the town's identity. As one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe, Brugge developed cultural links to different parts of the world. It is closely associated with the school of Flemish Primitive painting.


Historic Centre of Brugge

Getting there


Twice-hourly trains run from Brussels (62 minutes) via Ghent (23 minutes). Hourly trains go from Antwerp (80 minutes).

Ticket can be purchased online or at station.

Make sure you must take Intercities (IC) train rather than Local(L) train.

The Bruges train station is 1.5km south of the Historic City Center.


Eurolines has buses to London (around €30) departing at 5.30pm from the bus station, but tickets must be booked by online or in Ghent.

From Brussels

1 hour from Brussels.

From Paris (France)

3-4 hours from Paris.

International flights will arrive at Brussels International Airport (or called “Zaventem Airport” because it is in the local authority area of the village of that name).

From Brussels International Airport, you can take a train or rent a car or bus to Bruges. Train is the most used and easiest way and it takes 1.5 – 2 hours. There is a direct train between Bruges and Airport, otherwise you need to change trains at one of the three main stations in Brussels.

Airport transfer to Brugge is available at Taxi Brugge.

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