There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Bruges by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 24 min

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

$61 - $87

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Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 802

$15 - $26

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Train, ferry, bus  •  5 h 48 min

  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

Bus Eurolines NL  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brugge 141

$26 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges 154.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge

$85 - $274

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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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 Brugge via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Bruges is 173 km. The road distance is 247.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 3 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Amsterdam to Bruges, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, 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 3 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 5 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Bruges via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Bruges twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$22 - $35
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
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Breskens, Veerhaven to Brugge, Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brugge
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Ferry operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Bruges is 247 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Amsterdam to Bruges.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Bruges bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1531+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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