There are 4 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bruges by train, bus, ferry or car

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brugge Ic

$42 - $65

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 819

$14 - $23

2 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  4 h 31 min

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

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bruges 106.2 miles

$25 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Brugge via Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Bruges is 118 km. The road distance is 169.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Rotterdam to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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Rotterdam to Bruges train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Bruges is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bruges via Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Bruges once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brugge
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgianrail.be
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
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 Rotterdam Centraal to Vlissingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Bruges is 170 km. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Rotterdam to Bruges.

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