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

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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Bus and ferry, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges Ouibus / ...

$49 - $71

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Carferry, drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Bruges

$40 - $57

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge Ic / ...

$83 - $190

Eurotunnel, drive  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  2. Drive from Calais to Bruges

$225 - $240

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Folkestone/Dover and arriving at Bruges via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Brugge via Ashford(Kent) Int. and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Dover and Bruges is 84 miles.

The best way to get from Dover to Bruges without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 4 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Dover to Bruges, including transfers.

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Dover to Bruges bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Folkestone/Dover station.

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Dover to Bruges train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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Dover to Bruges bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bruges station.

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Bruges is 1 h ahead of Dover. It is currently 10:46 AM in Dover and 11:46 AM in Bruges.

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

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Map of how to get from Dover to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

What companies run services between Dover, England and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Dover to Bruges via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 5 h 23 min.

Train operators
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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 Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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