There are 10 ways to get from Portsmouth 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  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

152€ - 443€

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Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Foca 700 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Foca to Bruges 080

29€ - 35€

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Train, bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the bus from London to Bruges N815 / ...

52€ - 102€

Train, bus via Koksijde-Bad  •  12h 22m

  1. Take the train from Barnham to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Upminster to De Panne

52€ - 115€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  3h 54m

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

191€ - 209€

Drive, car ferry  •  5h 13m

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

62€ - 90€

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels, train  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge

95€ - 249€

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge

145€ - 682€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Brussels, train  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Brussels (BRU) LGW - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge

203€ - 521€

Fly Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  8h 34m

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

96€ - 272€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Bruges is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Bruges is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £160 - £190 and takes 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Bruges. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Bruges via London and Foca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Waterloo station, London St Pancras Eurostar and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 19m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Bruges is 305 km.

The best way to get from Portsmouth to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs £130 - £390.

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It takes approximately 6h 19m to get from Portsmouth to Bruges, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Bruges bus services, operated by National Express, depart from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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Portsmouth to Bruges train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Bruges is to train which takes 6h 19m and costs £130 - £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 8h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 305.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 19m

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Bruges via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 6h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Bruges via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Foca in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 320€
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Woking
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 50€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
25€ - 35€
Anytime Day 1st Class
40€ - 50€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
14€ - 21€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 23€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
29€ - 32€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
16€ - 23€
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Barnham to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 60€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
18€ - 25€
Anytime 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Horsham
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 45€
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
16€ - 23€
Anytime 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
152€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
55€ - 75€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
35€ - 60€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Book at
National Express
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 London to Foca
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Foca to Bruges
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 - Victoria Coach Station to Bruges
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Upminster to De Panne
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Bruges is 1h ahead of Portsmouth. It is currently 1:01 PM in Portsmouth and 2:01 PM in Bruges.

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

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Brussels Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 1935+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at 70€ per night.

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