How to get from London to Bruges

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from London to Bruges

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

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To get from London to Bruges on 17 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:35London Heathrow Airport4h55 20:30Brussels Airport
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14:35London Heathrow Airport4h55 20:30Brussels Airport
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17:50London Heathrow Airport1h10 20:00Brussels Airport
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15:04London St Pancras3h26 19:30Bruges
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09:01London St Pancras3h29 13:30Bruges
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Travel Information from London to Bruges

distanceDistance145 miles (234 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £99
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 6 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £44 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, British Airways or Eurostar

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 145 miles (234 km) from London to Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, British Airways or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Bruges.

The Journey from London to Bruges

Travelling from London to Bruges is possible via train or coach, as well as by plane/ train via Brussels. The most convenient option is by train with Eurostar which involves one change in Brussels. Coaches require no change and offer the best value for money, but take double the journey time.

Buses from London to Bruges

Buses are one option when travelling from London to Bruges and are operated by Eurolines who offer one service per day. Total journey time is 6.5 hours with buses arriving at Brugges Station. Coach journeys include a channel crossing via the Channel Tunnel.

Trains from London to Bruges

Arriving by train is a convenient option for travelling from London to Bruges. Eurostar operate a up to ten daily services direct from St Pancras International to Brussels, where passengers can change at Brussels-Midi to one of the frequent regional NMBS/SNCB trains. Total journey time is around 3.5 hours. Trains arrive in Bruges Station which is located close to the centre of the city.

Flights from London to Bruges

There are no direct flights from London to Ostend-Bruges Airport. Those arriving by plane will need to take a flight from London to Brussels and then board a train to Bruges directly from the airport. British Airways operate up to six flights a day, with most flights departing from Heathrow and a few per week from Gatwick. Brussels Airlines fly twice per day from London Heathrow to Brussels. Total journey time can take upwards of three hours.

Travel Tips: Travel from London 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 London to Bruges.

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Bruges, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from United Kingdom?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 16/05/2022; 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 London to Bruges.

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Bruges, Belgium?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Bruges?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 15/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Bruges here.

There are 3 ways to get from London to Bruges: coach, flight or train.

The cheapest way from London to Bruges is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £13 compared to other travel options to Bruges:

A coach is about £31 less than a flight, which costs on average £44 for this journey.

A coach journey is usually £86 less than a journey to Bruges by train, which costs on average £99 for the same trip.

The fastest way from London to Bruges is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options between London and Bruges can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 15 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 26 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 145 miles (234 km) from London to Bruges.

The average frequency per day from London to Bruges is:

  • 3 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between London and Bruges as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Brugge.

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Bruges by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from London to Bruges for £13 on Omio.
  • Travel with British Airways to go to Bruges by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find British Airways London to Bruges tickets on Omio for £44.
  • Eurostar can take you to Bruges by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from London to Bruges for £99.
Your journey from London 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 London 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 London and Bruges, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £13 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £44 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £99 one way.

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

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