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

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Train  •  3h 43m

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

65€ - 125€

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Bus  •  4h 20m

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

11€ - 19€

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Bus, ferry, train  •  5h 43m

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

29€ - 62€

Bus via Amsterdam Duivendrecht  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Brugge to Amsterdam Duivendrecht 141

22€ - 30€

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam 247.4 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly  •  3h 50m

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

97€ - 266€

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruges and arriving at Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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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 Anvers-Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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

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The best way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs 65€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Bruges to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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Bruges to Amsterdam bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bruges 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 3h 43m and costs 65€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 172.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Amsterdam via Anvers-Central in around 3h 43m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk twice daily. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 4h 20m. Blablabus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
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
10€ - 15€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
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 Vlissingen to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
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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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bruges to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Beenhouwerstraat to Breskens Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
De Lijn
Eurolines NL
Website
nl.eurolines.eu
Bus from Brugge to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Schedules at
nl.eurolines.eu
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Website
Westerschelde Ferry

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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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 Thalys, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Amsterdam is 247 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Bruges to Amsterdam.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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