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Travel Information to Bruges from Amsterdam

distanceDistance107 miles (172 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £39
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £39 • 3 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Take a coach or train to travel 107 miles (172 km) from Amsterdam to Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 42 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Amsterdam to Bruges.

How to Travel from Amsterdam to Bruges

Frequent international buses and trains ply the route between Amsterdam and Bruges, connecting both cities in three to six hours. Amsterdam is known for its scenic Canal District and dozens of museums, the most popular of which are the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank's House. Key tourist sights in Bruges include the historic centre, the canals, and De Halve Maan Brewery.

Train: Travellers can reach Bruges from Amsterdam by train in just over three hours. Railway service is provided by Thalys (a high-speed Belgian train operator), which runs hourly trains from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All Thalys trains that depart from Amsterdam Centraal involve a transfer in Brussels-Midi station, and terminate at Brugge station.

Bus: Eurolines coaches travel between Amsterdam and Bruges once a day, departing in the morning and arriving approximately six hours later. This is a direct bus service that departs from Amsterdam's Duivendrecht station and arrives at the Eurolines station in Spoorwegstraat, Bruges.

Flight: Although Bruges has an airport (located in Ostend, 15 minutes away from the city centre), no airlines fly directly between Amsterdam and the Belgian city. However, it is possible to fly from Amsterdam Schipol to Brussels International, which is 1 hour drive from Bruges centre. This is a direct 45-minute flight offered by KLM, which runs 4 or 5 flights every day.

Travelling from Amsterdam to Bruges: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges? Buses offer the best value when travelling between Amsterdam and Bruges, as they cost half of the train fare if booked in advance.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges? Travelling by train is the fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges.

Travel Tips

Travel from Amsterdam to Bruges
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FAQs
Does Belgium have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling between Amsterdam and Bruges?

Travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Bruges, Belgium is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Bruges from Amsterdam restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bruges, Belgium from Amsterdam?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Bruges, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 24/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Amsterdam and Bruges closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Bruges, Belgium due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

Entry into Netherlands is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Netherlands from Belgium?

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Netherlands?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 24/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Amsterdam from Bruges.

How do I go from Amsterdam to Bruges?

There are 2 ways to travel to Bruges from Amsterdam including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Bruges from Amsterdam?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bruges:

A coach is £22 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Amsterdam to Bruges costing on average £39.

What is the fastest way from Amsterdam to Bruges?

The fastest way from Amsterdam to Bruges is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 42 min.

Other travel options to Bruges from Amsterdam can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 45 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Amsterdam to Bruges?

The Amsterdam to Bruges distance is approximately 107 miles (172 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Amsterdam to Bruges?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Bruges is:

  • 10 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Amsterdam to Bruges as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Amsterdam to Bruges?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Amsterdam to Bruges:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Trains most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruges at Brugge.
Who can get me from Amsterdam to Bruges?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Amsterdam to Bruges:

  • You can take a coach from Amsterdam to Bruges with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £17 with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Bruges.
  • You can travel between Amsterdam and Bruges by train with SNCB | IC. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £39 with SNCB | IC from Amsterdam to Bruges.
Is there a direct service to Bruges from Amsterdam?

Yes, there are direct services available between Amsterdam and Bruges with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 10 direct trains per day and book this direct train with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bruges as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Bruges from Amsterdam.

Where should I go next after I travel to Bruges from Amsterdam?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Amsterdam to Bruges often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Paris or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Amsterdam and Bruges itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bruges and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my Amsterdam to Bruges ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Amsterdam to Bruges, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £17 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £39 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Bruges tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.