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There are 4 ways to get from Bruges to Antwerp by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Antwerp

Train, line 93 bus

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Saint-Nicolas / Sint-Niklaas
  2. Take the line 93 bus from Sint-Niklaas Station perron 2 to Antwerpen Van Eedenplein

Drive

  1. Drive from Bruges to Antwerp

Bruges to Antwerp by train

The train journey time between Bruges and Antwerp is around 1h 28m and covers a distance of around 122 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 28m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Bruges to Antwerp train service departs from Bruges / Brugge and arrives in Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Typically 45 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 28m
Fastest train time:
1h 28m
Train distance:
122 km
Trains per week:
45
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:25
Last train departs at:
22:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bruges to Antwerp train schedules

Bruges → Antwerp
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1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Travel within Belgium

Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

COVID-19 help in Belgium

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800 14689

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Belgium.

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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

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

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

The social distance requirement in Antwerp is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Antwerp is to bus which costs €8 - €10 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Antwerp is to drive which costs €10 - €15 and takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruges and arriving at Antwerp. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Bruges and Antwerp is 82 km. The road distance is 91 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 1h 30m and costs €12 - €18.

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The train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Bruges to Antwerp 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 Antwerp is to train which takes 1h 30m and costs €12 - €18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €8 - €10 and takes 1h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 81.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Antwerp, Belgium?

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal every 4 hours. Tickets cost €12 - €18 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to Antwerp 4 times a week. Tickets cost €8 - €10 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

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 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €18
1st Class
€18 - €27
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Saint-Nicolas / Sint-Niklaas
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€13 - €20
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 Bruges to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
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.
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De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Sint-Niklaas Station perron 2 to Antwerpen Van Eedenplein
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3

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

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Bruges to Antwerp train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Antwerp is 91 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Bruges to Antwerp.

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