There are 6 ways to get from Utrecht to Bruges by train, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  3. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Brugge Ic

$52 - $84

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Bus Eurolines NL  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Brugge 141 / ...

$9 - $28

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Train, ferry, bus  •  5 h 28 min

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

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Zuidplein 90
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam Zuidplein to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein 819

$25 - $37

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Bruges 131.8 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Brussels (BRU) AMS - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge

$90 - $282

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Brugge. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Brugge via Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Utrecht and Bruges is 164 km. The road distance is 210.8 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Utrecht to Bruges, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Bruges bus services, operated by Eurolines NL, depart from Utrecht station.

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Utrecht to Bruges train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Bruges is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Utrecht to Bruges bus services, operated by Eurolines NL, arrive at Brugge station.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Bruges.
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  • Distance: 102.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Utrecht to Bruges via Rotterdam Centraal and Antwerpen-Centraal in around 3 h 57 min. Alternatively, Eurolines NL operates a bus from Utrecht to Bruges once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 5 h 8 min. Ouibus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Brussels
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
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 Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Brugge
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Eurolines NL
Website
eurolines.nl
Bus from Utrecht to Brugge
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
eurolines.nl
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Utrecht to Bruges
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
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
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Utrecht, Centraal Jaarbeurszijde to Rotterdam, Zuidplein
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
arriva.nl
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 Zuidplein to Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Utrecht to Bruges train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brugge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Bruges is 211 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Utrecht to Bruges.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Airport to Brussels Airport.

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