How to get from Amsterdam to Bruges

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from Amsterdam to Bruges

You can get from Amsterdam to Bruges by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Amsterdam to Bruges on 27 Jun we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:15Amsterdam Centraal3h15 16:30Bruges
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£661One-way
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13:15Amsterdam Centraal3h15 16:30Bruges
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12:15Amsterdam Centraal3h15 15:30Bruges
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10:15Amsterdam Centraal3h15 13:30Bruges
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Travel Information from Amsterdam to Bruges

distanceDistance107 miles (172 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £59 • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 107 miles (172 km) between Amsterdam and Bruges. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or 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

Travel to Bruges easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Amsterdam to Bruges.
FAQs

International travel from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Bruges, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bruges if travelling from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Bruges, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Amsterdam to Bruges.

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 20/06/2022. 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.

There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bruges: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Bruges:

A ferry is generally £18 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £18 from Amsterdam to Bruges.

A ferry journey is usually £6 less than a journey to Bruges by plane, which costs on average £6 for the same trip.

A ferry journey is usually £59 less than a journey to Bruges by train, which costs on average £59 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Bruges from Amsterdam is by train, which takes on average 3 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Bruges is:

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • Around 23 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Amsterdam to Bruges most often leave from Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk) and arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Trains most often depart from Amsterdam at Amsterdam Centraal and arrive in Bruges at Brugge.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Bruges, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Bruges by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Amsterdam to Bruges for £18.
  • Thalys can take you to Bruges by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Thalys from Amsterdam to Bruges for £59.

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Bruges with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus with 2 direct coaches per day.
  • You can find around 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 from Amsterdam to Bruges.

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!

When planning your trip from Amsterdam to Bruges, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £18 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £6 one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £59 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Amsterdam and Bruges online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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