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There are 5 ways to get from Bruges to Leiden by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 44m

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

45€ - 81€

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to Antwerp 802
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Leiden 813

12€ - 21€

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry, train  •  5h 4m

  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 Leiden Centraal

25€ - 57€

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Leiden 132.4 miles

28€ - 45€

Train, fly  •  3h 46m

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

73€ - 239€

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Leiden is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Leiden is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Bruges and arriving at Leiden via Antwerp. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Anvers-Central and Rotterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Bruges and Leiden is 137 km. The road distance is 211.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Leiden without a car is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 45€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Bruges to Leiden, including transfers.

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

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Bruges to Leiden 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 Leiden is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs 45€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 6h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 85.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Leiden via Anvers-Central and Rotterdam Centraal in around 3h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bruges to Leiden via Antwerp in around 6h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
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
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 45€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
26€ - 45€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
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 Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Brugge, Beenhouwerstraat to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Connexxion
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
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 Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Leiden
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23m
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 55m.

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

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Bruges to Leiden train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Rotterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Leiden is 212 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Bruges to Leiden.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 1243+ hotels available in Leiden. Prices start at 80€ per night.

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