There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Bruges by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges Ic / ...

$61 - $86

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Bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 819 / ...

$25 - $40

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Gent
  2. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort to Bruges Ic / ...

$54 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Cologne to Bruges 191.9 miles

$40 - $60

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruges

$129 - $333

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Antwerp, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Antwerp (ANR) CGN - ANR
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruges

$78 - $510

Fly Dusseldorf to Brussels, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Brussels (BRU) DUS - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruges

$78 - $289

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Bruges is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Bruges is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Bruges is 262 km. The road distance is 307.1 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Cologne to Bruges, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Bruges via Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Cologne to Bruges via Brussels Midi-Zuid and Bruxelles-Midi in around 3 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cologne to Bruges via Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf, Cologne, Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station, and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 5 h 53 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Train from Gand-Dampoort to Bruges
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $17
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$24 - $27
1st Class
$34 - $38
Train from Anvers-Berchem to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Brussels Schaerbeek - North Train station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Köln to Gent
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de

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