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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Brugge to Antwerpen Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal Tha

$42 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

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

$14 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry, train  •  4 h 9 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 Blaak

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Bruges to Rotterdam 107.8 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Rotterdam is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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

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The distance between Bruges and Rotterdam is 118 km. The road distance is 172 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Bruges to Rotterdam, including transfers.

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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 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bruges to Rotterdam. However, there are services departing from Brugge and arriving at Rotterdam Centraal via Antwerpen Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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

You can take a train from Bruges to Rotterdam via Antwerpen Centraal in around 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to Rotterdam once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brugge to Antwerpen Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
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)
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Vlissingen to Rotterdam Blaak
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Brugge Hoefijzer to Breskens Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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
FlixBus
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 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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