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There are 8 ways to get from Bideford to Bruges by bus, train, car, car train, car ferry 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.

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barnstaple to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Clapham Junction
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Bideford to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Bruges

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Bideford to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Bruges

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU)
  4. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU)
  4. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge

Train, train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol

  1. Take the train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  4. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  5. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

Bideford to Bruges by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Bideford and Bruges is around 18h 42m and covers a distance of around 692 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 57m. Operated by Stagecoach South West, First Great Western Service, London Buses and others, the Bideford to Bruges service departs from Bideford Quay and arrives in Bruges. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
11h 59m
Layover time:
6h 42m
Total time:
18h 42m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
12h 57m
Journey distance:
692 km
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€96
Carbon emissions:
66 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:33
Last service departs at:
17:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bideford to Bruges bus, train and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Bideford to Bruges is to bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 16h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Bideford to Bruges is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £180 - £210 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bideford to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Bideford Quay and arriving at Bruges via Barnstaple and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 3m.

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The distance between Bideford and Bruges is 519 km.

The best way to get from Bideford to Bruges without a car is to bus and train which takes 13h 35m and costs £80 - £110.

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It takes approximately 13h 35m to get from Bideford to Bruges, including transfers.

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Bideford to Bruges bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Barnstaple station.

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There is no direct flight from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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

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Bruges is 1h ahead of Bideford. It is currently 8:37 PM in Bideford and 9:37 PM in Bruges.

Map of how to get from Bideford to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 519.1 km
  • Duration: 13h 35m

What companies run services between Bideford, England and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a bus from Bideford to Bruges via Barnstaple and London Victoria Coach Station in around 16h 3m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €240
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€18 - €23
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
South Western Railway
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €22
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €22
1st Class
€28 - €32
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bideford Quay to St Davids Station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Stagecoach South West
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
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.
For more information, please visit this page
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Barnstaple to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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