How to get from Cologne to Bruges

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Travel Information between Cologne and Bruges

distanceDistance162 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £61
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 6 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £61 • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 162 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Cologne and Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 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 journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Bruges.

Travel Tips: Travel from Cologne 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 Cologne to Bruges.

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Bruges, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bruges from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bruges, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 28/07/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip between Cologne and Bruges.

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Belgium is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Bruges restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Bruges?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 07/08/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Bruges closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Bruges from Cologne. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bruges:

A coach is generally £43 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £61 from Cologne to Bruges.

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Bruges is by train, which takes on average 3 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 6 h 20 min   on average.

The distance from Cologne to Bruges is approximately 162 miles.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bruges is:

  • 11 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Bruges 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 Cologne to Bruges:

  • Coaches most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof) and arrive in Bruges at Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Trains mostly leave from Köln Hbf and tend to arrive in Brugge.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne 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 Cologne to Bruges for £17.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Bruges by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Bruges for £61 on Omio.
Your journey from Cologne to Bruges doesn't have to end in Bruges. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris. If you’d like to add Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris to your Cologne to Bruges trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bruges today!

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £17 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £61 one way on average.

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

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