There are 6 ways to get from Harwich to Bruges by train, bus, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge Ic / ...

$112 - $274

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Bruges N815 / ...

$29 - $56

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Thorpe-le-Soken to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London to Bruges N815 / ...

$49 - $88

Carferry, train, ferry, bus  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the carferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  2. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Vlissingen
  3. Take the ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven Wsf
  4. Take the bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer 42

Drive, carferry  •  5 h 4 min

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

$67 - $99

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3 h 44 min

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

$214 - $234

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Harwich to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Harwich, Mayflower Avenue and arriving at Bruges via Colchester and London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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The distance between Harwich and Bruges is 98 miles.

The best way to get from Harwich to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 6 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Harwich to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Harwich to Bruges is to train which takes 6 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 5 min.

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

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Bruges is 1 h ahead of Harwich. It is currently 12:23 AM in Harwich and 1:23 AM in Bruges.

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

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 98.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Harwich to Bruges via Manningtree, London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras Int., Brussel-Zuid/Midi, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harwich to Bruges via Colchester Town Centre, Stanwell Street (Colch Bus Stn), Colchester, London Victoria Coach Station, and London in around 12 h 5 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Thorpe-le-Soken to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
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
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 Schiedam Centrum to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
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 London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Ouibus
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 Colchester to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Breskens, Veerhaven to Brugge, Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Ferry operators

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