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There are 10 ways to get from Bruges to Edinburgh by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh

£144 - £702

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille 757
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London
  3. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station M20

£27 - £58

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Bus, train  •  15h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Lille 757
  2. Take the bus from Lille to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh

£168 - £573

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 59m

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

£138 - £242

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 32m

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

£207 - £248

Train to Brussels, fly to Edinburgh  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRU - EDI

£69 - £225

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 35m

  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 Edinburgh (EDI) AMS - EDI

£90 - £318

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Edinburgh  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Edinburgh (EDI) CDG - EDI

£95 - £308

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Glasgow  •  8h 44m

  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 Glasgow (GLA) AMS - GLA
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh

£117 - £335

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Newcastle  •  9h 54m

  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 Newcastle (NCL) AMS - NCL
  4. Take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh

£131 - £456

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Edinburgh is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 17h.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Edinburgh is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 270€ and takes 5h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Edinburgh station. However, there are services departing from Bruges and arriving at Edinburgh, Bus Station via Lille and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Edinburgh. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Edinburgh via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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The distance between Bruges and Edinburgh is 423 miles.

The best way to get from Bruges to Edinburgh without a car is to train which takes 8h 46m and costs 160€ - 850€.

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It takes approximately 8h 46m to get from Bruges to Edinburgh, including transfers.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Edinburgh.
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  • Distance: 422.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 46m

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Edinburgh, Scotland?

You can take a train from Bruges to Edinburgh via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London Kings Cross in around 8h 46m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £310
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£29 - £250
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £260
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
£8 - £12
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£8 - £12
1st Class
£13 - £19
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brussels Airport-Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £19
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
£17 - £19
1st Class
£24 - £27
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
Train from Newcastle to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£50 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£50 - £75
Comfort
£60 - £85
Premium
£75 - £110
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£45 - £60
1st Class
£50 - £60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
TransPennine Express
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
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 Lille to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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Bruges to Edinburgh bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh, Bus Station.

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Edinburgh is 1h behind Bruges. It is currently 2:13 PM in Bruges and 1:13 PM in Edinburgh.

Bruges to Edinburgh train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Brussels Airlines offers flights from Brussels Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 3900+ hotels available in Edinburgh. Prices start at £75 per night.

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