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

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$42 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 819

$14 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry, train  •  4 h 25 min

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

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Rotterdam 107.8 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Rotterdam is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein and arriving at Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Bruges / Brugge and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bruges and Rotterdam is 118 km. The road distance is 172.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Rotterdam without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Bruges to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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

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Bruges to Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 20€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Rotterdam.
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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Rotterdam via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
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 Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Hoefijzer to Breskens Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Brugge, Hoefijzer to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Ferry operators
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Rotterdam is 172 km. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Bruges to Rotterdam.

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