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There are 9 ways to get from Saint-Malo to Bruges by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

157€ - 290€

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Train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Lille Flandres Tgv
  3. Take the train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge Ic / ...

117€ - 191€

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Saint Malo to Rennes Bcn169
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to Bruges N702

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Saint-Malo to Bruges 621.6 km

65€ - 100€

Train to Rennes, fly to Lille Lesquin, bus  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Pontchaillou
  2. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) RNS - LIL
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges

139€ - 2147€

Train to Rennes, fly to Paris CDG, train, bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Pontchaillou
  2. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Paris CDG (CDG) RNS - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges

131€ - 339€

Train, train to Nantes, fly to Lille Lesquin, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  3. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) NTE - LIL
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Bruges

121€ - 353€

Train to Rennes, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Pontchaillou
  2. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) RNS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
  4. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge

151€ - 366€

Train, train to Paris CDG, fly to Brussels  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from St Malo to Rennes
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
  3. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Brussels (BRU) CDG - BRU
  4. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge

164€ - 358€

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Malo to Bruges is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Malo to Bruges is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saint-Malo to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Saint Malo and arriving at Bruges via Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint-Malo to Bruges. However, there are services departing from St Malo and arriving at Bruges / Brugge via Rennes, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Nord and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between Saint-Malo and Bruges is 470 km. The road distance is 621.6 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Malo to Bruges without a car is to train via Paris which takes 7h 19m and costs 150€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 7h 19m to get from Saint-Malo to Bruges, including transfers.

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Saint-Malo to Bruges bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, depart from Saint Malo station.

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Saint-Malo to Bruges train services, operated by SNCF, depart from St Malo station.

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The best way to get from Saint-Malo to Bruges is to train via Paris which takes 7h 19m and costs 150€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11h 30m.

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  • Distance: 470.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 19m

What companies run services between Saint-Malo, France and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Saint-Malo to Bruges via Rennes, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 7h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saint-Malo to Bruges via Rennes in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Calvi
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse, Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Paris CDG, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Paris CDG, Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 2400€
Flights from Rennes to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 270€
Flights from Nantes to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 460€
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
Flights from Rennes to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 400€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Nantes to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 500€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rennes to Lille Lesquin via Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 200€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Brussels
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 850€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 27€
Train from St Malo to Pontchaillou
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 16€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 26€
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from St Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 28€
Train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 75€
1st Class
65€ - 80€
Train from Rennes to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 160€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
90€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 160€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
1st Class
15€ - 22€
Train from Courtrai / Kortrijk to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
1st Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
1st Class
16€ - 24€
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Bruges / Brugge
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 22€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 22€
1st Class
28€ - 32€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV to Lille-Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Saint Malo to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rennes to Bruges
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Rennes Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Saint-Malo to Bruges bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bruges station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Malo to Bruges is 622 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Saint-Malo to Bruges.

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Volotea, Transavia France, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Rennes Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport.

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There are 1279+ hotels available in Bruges. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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