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There are 12 ways to get from Glasgow to Bruges by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train, plane or shuttle

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

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges

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Train, bus via London

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Bruges

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Bruges

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Brussels, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Brussels (BRU)
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge

Fly Glasgow to Brussels, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Brussels (BRU)
  2. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge

Fly Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Charleroi, shuttle, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Charleroi (CRL)
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Charleroi Airport to Gent Sint-Pietersstation Perron 4
  4. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Paris CDG, train

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Paris CDG (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge

Glasgow to Bruges by train and subway

The journey time between Glasgow and Bruges is around 12h 1m and covers a distance of around 1106 km. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 10m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 50m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Glasgow to Bruges service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Bruges / Brugge. Typically 18 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 50m
Layover time:
4h 10m
Total time:
12h 1m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 50m
Journey distance:
1106 km
Services per week:
18
Cheapest price:
€289
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Bruges train and subway schedules

United Kingdom → Belgium
Partially open

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International entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • 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, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Belgium from United Kingdom.

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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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bruges is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Bruges is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Belgium.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Bruges is to bus which costs £29 - £60 and takes 16h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Bruges is to bus and fly and train which costs £50 - £160 and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Bruges via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 57m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Bruges is 715 km.

The best way to get from Glasgow to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 8h 57m and costs £240 - £850.

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It takes approximately 8h 57m to get from Glasgow to Bruges, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Bruges bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Bruges train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bruges is to train which takes 8h 57m and costs £240 - £850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £60 and takes 16h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 715.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 57m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Bruges via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 8h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Bruges via London Victoria Coach Station in around 16h 20m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €400
Flights from Glasgow to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €320
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Brussels via London Gatwick, Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Amsterdam Schiphol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €240
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Glasgow to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €650
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €460
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Edinburgh to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Brussels via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €22
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€20 - €22
1st Class
€28 - €32
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €13
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €500
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€65 - €95
Anytime Day Single
€220 - €320
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€350 - €500
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
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.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Bruges
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
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.
For more information, please visit this page
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Shuttle from Charleroi Airport to Gent Sint-Pietersstation Perron 4
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €19
Schedules at
flibco.com
Standard Ticket
€15 - €19
Low
€5
High
€15
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €1300
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€95 - €1300
Standard Car - Flexi
€150 - €190

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Bruges is 1h ahead of Glasgow. It is currently 8:36 AM in Glasgow and 9:36 AM in Bruges.

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

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Hainan, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and KLM offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Brussels Airport.

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