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There are 5 ways to get from Rotterdam to Bruges by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 41m

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

$42 - $65

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Bus  •  4h 25m

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

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  4h 13m

  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

$25 - $41

Drive  •  1h 50m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Bruges 106.2 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Bruges / Brugge

$71 - $276

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bruges is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bruges is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS and arriving at Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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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 Bruges / Brugge via Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 41m.

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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 2h 41m and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2h 41m 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 2h 41m and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 4h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 73.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 41m

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bruges via Antwerpen-Centraal and Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal in around 2h 41m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Bruges 5 times a week. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
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
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
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
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Connexxion
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
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Westerschelde Ferry
Website
westerscheldeferry.nl
Ferry from Vlissingen, Westerhavenweg to Breskens, Veerhaven
Ave. Duration
23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
westerscheldeferry.nl

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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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 Bruges / Brugge station.

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

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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Book your Rotterdam to Bruges bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1566+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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