There are from one to four direct services each hour between Bruges and the important train junctions at Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt, Leuven and Brussels. Please consult www.belgianrail.be.
The station at Brussel-Zuid (Brussels South) is the Belgian hub for international rail traffic. Numerous high speed trains arrive in Brussel-Zuid daily, coming from Paris (Thalys/Izy and TGV), Lille (Eurostar , TGV and Thalys), London (Eurostar), Amsterdam (Thalys and, from spring 2018, Eurostar) and Cologne (Thalys and ICE). There are three trains an hour from Brussels-South Station, which stop at Bruges on their way to Ostend, Knokke or Blankenberge. The travelling time between Brussel-Zuid and Bruges is approximately 1 hour.