Travel from Netherlands to Belgium is: Partially open. See details.

There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bruges by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 25m

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

€67 - €124

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges 802 / ...

€15 - €19

3 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
  2. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf
  3. Take the bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer 42

€27 - €62

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges 250.2 km

€30 - €45

Fly, train  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Bruges / Brugge

€64 - €228

Amsterdam to Bruges by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Bruges is around 3h 20m and covers a distance of around 267 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 18m. Operated by Thalys and Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Amsterdam to Bruges train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Bruges / Brugge. Typically 44 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 20m
Fastest train time:
3h 18m
Trains per week:
44
Cheapest price:
€67
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:15
Last train departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam to Bruges train schedules

Netherlands → Belgium
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

International entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
Show more details
Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory and South Africa are also restricted

Show less

Conditions of entry into Belgium from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
Show more details
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Vatican
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Show less

Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from Netherlands.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bruges is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bruges is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bruges is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges is to bus, which costs €15 - €19 and takes 4h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges is to drive which costs €30 - €45 and takes 2h 48m.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €65 - €130.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs €65 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €19 and takes 4h.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Bruges.
Launch map view
  • 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 / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3h 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges 5 times a week. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€15 - €23
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4
Website
Westerschelde Ferry

Want to know more about travelling around Belgium

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

Search flights

Book your Amsterdam to Bruges train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

Book your Amsterdam to Bruges bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 343+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at €75 per night.

More details

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

More details