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

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Train  •  3h 57m

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

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Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Bruges to The Hague N814

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Bus, ferry, train  •  5h 19m

  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

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Bruges to Valkenburg 218.8 km

Train, fly  •  4h 13m

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

Bruges to Valkenburg by train and bus

The journey time between Bruges and Valkenburg is around 4h 2m and covers a distance of around 241 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 19m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 30m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Thalys, Dutch Railways (NS) and others, the Bruges to Valkenburg service departs from Brugge and arrives in Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206. Typically 36 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 42m
Layover time:
1h 19m
Total time:
4h 2m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 30m
Journey distance:
241 km
Services per week:
36
Cheapest price:
€66
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:25
Last service departs at:
22:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bruges to Valkenburg train and bus schedules

Belgium → Netherlands
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International entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Belgium
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Canada, Chile, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Eswatini, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Georgia, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, India, Israel, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Belgium

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands 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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valkenburg is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Valkenburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Valkenburg is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

No, returning to Belgium from Netherlands is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Valkenburg is to bus which costs €16 - €21 and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Bruges to Valkenburg is to drive which costs €28 - €45 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bruges to Valkenburg. However, there are services departing from Bruges and arriving at Valkenburg, Valkenburg Oost/N206 via Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between Bruges and Valkenburg is 136 km. The road distance is 218.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bruges to Valkenburg without a car is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs €65 - €130.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Bruges to Valkenburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bruges to Valkenburg is to train which takes 3h 57m and costs €65 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €21 and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bruges to Valkenburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at The Hague station.

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Map of how to get from Bruges to Valkenburg.
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  • Distance: 136.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Bruges, Belgium and Valkenburg, South Holland, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Bruges to Valkenburg via Anvers-Central, Rotterdam Centraal, Leiden Centraal, and Leiden, Leiden Centraal in around 3h 57m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bruges to The Hague 4 times a week. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brugge to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Brugge to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€15 - €22
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Anvers-Central to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
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 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €26
1st Class
€30 - €45
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bruges to The Hague
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €16
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.
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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
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Phone
+31 (0)850401800
Email
klantenservice@westerscheldeferry.nl
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Breskens, Veerhaven to Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4
Website
Westerschelde Ferry

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Yes, the driving distance between Bruges to Valkenburg is 219 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Bruges to Valkenburg.

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KLM offers flights from Brussels Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 228+ hotels available in Valkenburg. Prices start at €87 per night.

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