How to get from Manchester to Bruges

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Travel Information between Manchester and Bruges

distanceDistance278 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £28
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 6 h 57 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £9 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 278 miles between Manchester and Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Manchester to Bruges.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Bruges.

Travel from Manchester, United Kingdom to Bruges, Belgium is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Bruges from Manchester restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 28/07/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Manchester to Bruges closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Am I allowed to reenter Manchester, 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 Manchester from Bruges?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Manchester, 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 07/08/2022. 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 Manchester from Bruges here.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Bruges. Tickets for a train cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Bruges:

A train is about £25 less than a coach, which costs on average £28 for this route.

A train is £6 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Bruges costing on average £9.

The fastest way from Manchester to Bruges is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 12 h 20 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 57 min.

You should expect to travel around 278 miles from Manchester to Bruges.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Bruges is:

  • 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Bruges from Manchester 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 when travelling from Manchester to Bruges:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Most travellers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Brugge.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester 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 Manchester to Bruges for £28 on Omio.
  • Ryanair can take you to Bruges by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Manchester to Bruges for £9.

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Bruges with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Bruges with.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Bruges with Ryanair or Brussels Airlines.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Bruges tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Bruges often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Bruges itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bruges and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Manchester 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 £28 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £9 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £3 one way for this route.

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

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