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Train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

€66 - €234

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Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N1325 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges 802 / ...

€33 - €44

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Train, bus and ferry  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Porta Westfalica Re
  2. Take the train from Porta Westfalica to Duisburg Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to Gent
  4. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

€56 - €74

Drive  •  5h 4m

  1. Drive from Hanover to Bruges 535.4 km

€55 - €85

Fly Hannover to Brussels, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Brussels (BRU) HAJ - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge

€77 - €393

Train to Hamburg, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Brussels (BRU) HAM - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge

€83 - €305

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Hannover 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 Bruges / Brugge

€128 - €291

Train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

€140 - €543

Fly Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  7h 31m

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

€173 - €515

Hanover to Bruges by train

The train journey time between Hanover and Bruges is around 6h 48m and covers a distance of around 607 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 19m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Flixtrain and others, the Hanover to Bruges train service departs from Hannover Hbf and arrives in Bruges / Brugge. Typically 60 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 48m
Fastest train time:
6h 19m
Trains per week:
60
Cheapest price:
€106
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
03:35
Last train departs at:
18:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hanover to Bruges train schedules

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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.

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The cost-effective way to get from Hanover to Bruges is to bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanover to Bruges is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hanover station to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Hanover central bus station and arriving at Bruges via Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hanover to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 42m.

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The distance between Hanover and Bruges is 466 km. The road distance is 535.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 6h 42m and costs €65 - €240.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Hanover to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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Hanover to Bruges train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hannover Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Bruges is to train which takes 6h 42m and costs €65 - €240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 10h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 465.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

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

You can take a train from Hanover to Bruges via Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hanover to Bruges via Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €420
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €430
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Hamburg to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €230
Flights from Frankfurt to Brussels
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hannover to Brussels via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €360
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
57 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 Gand-Saint-Pierre / Gent-Sint-Pieters to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
25 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
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Porta Westfalica
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Porta Westfalica to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
HVV
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Bremen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to Gent
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hanover central bus station to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
CityBusExpress
Phone
+31 30 333 33 00
Email
info@citybusexpress.com
Website
citybusexpress.com
Bus from Hannover Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Piarcoplein P+R Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
CityBusExpress

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There is no direct flight from Hannover Airport to Brussels Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Bruges is 535 km. It takes approximately 5h 4m to drive from Hanover to Bruges.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Hannover Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs €3 - €10.

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