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There are 8 ways to get from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf 79 / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

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Bus  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Berlin Südkreuz train station N1325

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Train via Wuppertal  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf 79 / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin-Spandau Ice / ...

Drive  •  7h 26m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie 812.4 km

Train to Brussels, fly  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) BRU - BER

Train, train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
  3. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER

Train, train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  4. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUS - BER

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) AMS - BER

Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Bruges and Checkpoint Charlie is around 9h 6m and covers a distance of around 865 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 5m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 19m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie service departs from Bruges / Brugge and arrives in Checkpoint Charlie. Typically 33 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 1m
Layover time:
1h 5m
Total time:
9h 6m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 19m
Journey distance:
865 km
Services per week:
33
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
45 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:53
Last service departs at:
18:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie train, bus and walk schedules

Belgium → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Palestine, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from 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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Checkpoint Charlie is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Checkpoint Charlie is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Checkpoint Charlie is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 18 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie is to bus which costs €45 - €65 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie is to train and fly which costs €45 - €190 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf via Bruxelles Midi, Koeln Hbf, Wuppertal Hbf and S Spandau Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 56m.

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The distance between Bruges and Checkpoint Charlie is 712 km. The road distance is 812.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie without a car is to train which takes 8h 37m and costs €75 - €290.

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie, including transfers.

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Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie 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 Checkpoint Charlie is to train which takes 8h 37m and costs €75 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin-Spandau station.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie.
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  • Distance: 712.3 km
  • Duration: 8h 37m

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Checkpoint Charlie, Germany?

You can take a train from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles Midi, Koeln Hbf, Berlin Hbf, S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof, and S Anhalter Bahnhof in around 8h 37m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Berlin Südkreuz train station once daily. Tickets cost €40 - €55 and the journey takes 14h 25m. FlixBus-de also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €430
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €22
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €22
1st Class
€28 - €32
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wuppertal Hbf to Berlin-Spandau
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
Flixtrain
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Wuppertal Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 Ghent to Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
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
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Ghent to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie is 812 km. It takes approximately 7h 26m to drive from Bruges to Checkpoint Charlie.

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