There are 7 ways to get from Dortmund 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.

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Train Thalys  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge Ic / ...

$107 - $142

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Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund ZOB to Düsseldorf ZOB Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Bruges 080

$20 - $79

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Train via Köln, Dom / Hbf  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge Ic / ...

$89 - $134

Bus, train  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Antwerpen
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brugge Ic

$36 - $76

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Bruges 206.9 miles

$40 - $65

Train to Frankfurt, fly, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Brussels (BRU) FRA - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge

$159 - $377

Train to Dusseldorf, fly, train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Brussels (BRU) DUS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge

$88 - $302

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Dortmund ZOB and arriving at Bruges via Düsseldorf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Brugge via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Bruges is 296 km. The road distance is 331 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 5 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Dortmund to Bruges, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Bruges bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Dortmund ZOB station.

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Dortmund to Bruges train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Bruges is to train which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 15 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 185.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Bruges via Brussels - Midi and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Bruges via Düsseldorf ZOB and Düsseldorf in around 7 h 15 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
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
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$18 - $27
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
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 Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund ZOB to Düsseldorf ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)
Phone
0541 120778
Email
karpatentour@mail.ru
Website
kurortplus.de
Bus from Dortmund Steinstr. to Düsseldorf Zob
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
kurortplus.de
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dortmund to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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 Düsseldorf to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Dortmund to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brugge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Bruges is 331 km. It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to drive from Dortmund to Bruges.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1531+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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