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

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  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges Ic / ...

$54 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 20 min

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

$14 - $24

Train, ferry, bus  •  4 h 32 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bruges is to bus which costs 11€ - 18€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Bruges is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 50 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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It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Rotterdam to Bruges, including transfers.

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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 Bruges via Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bruges via Brussel-Zuid/Midi and Bruxelles-Midi in around 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rotterdam to Bruges once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$35 - $75
Premier
$75 - $90
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$17 - $25
Dutch Railways (NS)
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
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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 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Breskens Veerhaven to Brugge Hoefijzer
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Rotterdam to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Lille
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
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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