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

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Train  •  4h

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

$34 - $57

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Bus FlixBus  •  4h 10m

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

$15 - $26

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Bus, ferry, train  •  5h 26m

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

$35 - $60

Bus Eurolines NL  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Brugge to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 141

$27 - $35

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam 154.4 miles

$35 - $55

Train, fly  •  3h 47m

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

$81 - $269

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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The distance between Bruges and Amsterdam is 173 km. The road distance is 247 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 4h and costs 29€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Bruges to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam is to train which takes 4h and costs 29€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 22€ and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Amsterdam via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 4h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to Amsterdam 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
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 Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Vlissingen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
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 Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Connexxion
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Hoefijzer to Breskens Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Brugge to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
westerscheldeferry.nl

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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Bruges to Amsterdam train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Amsterdam is 247 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Bruges to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Book your Bruges to Amsterdam bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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