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There are 11 ways to get from Leicester to Bruges by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

$123 - $281

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Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Bruges Ouibus

$22 - $29

9 alternative options

Bus, train  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Central station X7
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
  3. Take the bus from London to Bruges

$33 - $67

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  4 h 37 min

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

$224 - $248

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bruges

$79 - $116

Fly East Midlands to Brussels, train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Brussels (BRU) EMA - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$89 - $696

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$114 - $370

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$155 - $336

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Brussels  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Brussels (BRU) MAN - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

$127 - $330

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

$162 - $424

Train to Birmingham, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BHX - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

$136 - $345

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Bruges is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Bruges is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £170 - £200 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Bruges via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via London St. Pancras International and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Bruges is 211 miles.

The best way to get from Leicester to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 5 h 15 min and costs £90 - £220.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Leicester to Bruges, including transfers.

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Leicester to Bruges bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Bruges train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Bruges is to train which takes 5 h 15 min and costs £90 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 211.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Bruges via London St Pancras International, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Bruges via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $24
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Bus operators
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
6 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Bruges is 1 h ahead of Leicester. It is currently 1:42 PM in Leicester and 2:42 PM in Bruges.

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

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BMI Regional offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1507+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 57 min and costs £3 - £8.

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