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There are 4 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bruges by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central Thalys
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central to Bruges Ic / ...

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Bus  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges 814 / ...

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Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges 250.2 km

Fly, train  •  3h 32m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges

Amsterdam to Bruges by train

88 Weekly Trains
3h 25m Average Duration
€56 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges is to bus which costs €22 - €35 and takes 4h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges is to drive which takes 2h 48m and costs €45 - €70.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Bruges. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Bruges via Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Bruges is 173 km. The road distance is 250.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €55 - €110.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Amsterdam to Bruges, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Bruges train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €55 - €110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 4h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 172.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Bruges via Anvers-Central in around 3h 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges 3 times a day. Tickets cost €22 - €35 and the journey takes 4h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
https://www.thalys.com/fr/en
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€70 - €95
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 70 79 79 79
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
https://www.belgiantrain.be/en
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Amsterdam to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Amsterdam to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bruges station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Bruges is 250 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Amsterdam to Bruges.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 3485+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at €74 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €16.

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