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There are 6 ways to get from Groningen to Bruges by train, ferry, 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  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

$83 - $135

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Bus FlixBus  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 075 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 802

$26 - $59

4 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
  3. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf
  4. Take the bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer 42

$57 - $99

Bus Eurolines NL  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Groningen Main Train Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht Warschau - Amsterdam
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brugge 141

$55 - $79

Drive  •  3h 51m

  1. Drive from Groningen to Bruges 245.5 miles

$55 - $90

Train, fly  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Groningen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$106 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Groningen to Bruges is to bus which costs 22€ - 55€ and takes 7h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Groningen to Bruges is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Groningen to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Groningen to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Groningen and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Schiphol Airport and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between Groningen and Bruges is 319 km. The road distance is 392.8 km.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Groningen to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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Groningen to Bruges train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Groningen station.

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The best way to get from Groningen to Bruges is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 55€ and takes 7h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Groningen to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 199.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Groningen, Netherlands and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Groningen to Bruges via Schiphol Airport, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 5h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Groningen to Bruges via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 7h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
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 Groningen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Groningen to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Connexxion
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 Groningen to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen, Stationsweg to Amsterdam, Piarcoplein
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
arriva.nl
EST Gdansk
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Groningen Main Train Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
EST Gdansk
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Brugge
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
westerscheldeferry.nl

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Groningen to Bruges is 393 km. It takes approximately 3h 51m to drive from Groningen to Bruges.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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