|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 47 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£35|
|Trains depart from:||Amsterdam|
|Trains arrive in:||Bruges|
|Train Companies:||Thalys, Eurostar, NS International|
Five trains from Amsterdam to Bruges depart every day. They are operated by Thalys, a high-speed service jointly owned by several European railways. The first departure is at around 8:15 a.m., and the last train leaves at just after 2:15 p.m. The journey takes just under or just over 3 hours, depending on whether one or two connections are made. Making two changes at Antwerpen Centraal and Gent St Pieters is the quickest option, with the slower journey connecting at Bruxelles-Midi.
Trains from Amsterdam to Bruges depart from Amsterdam Central Station in the heart of the city, and just a few minutes walk from hotels, museums and historic attractions. Bus services cover the surrounding villages and Amsterdam's suburbs, while trams run through the city centre. The most scenic way of getting around the city is on the hop-on hop-off water taxis. Amsterdam has a regular night bus service.
Bruges is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, and with its many canals, pretty parks and beautiful buildings is the ideal place for a short, city break. Museums cover all tastes, from chocolate and beer, to the early paintings of Hans Memling in the Hospital of St John. Bruges Station is conveniently located for most of the city's attractions and hotels, with interesting walks through cobbled streets. Frequent buses run from the station to Markt Square, and a taxi rank is located outside the main entrance. Bruges is small enough to explore on foot, but De Lijn operate frequent bus routes around the city.