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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Bruges by plane, train, bus, car, car train or night train

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Fly Venice to Brussels, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Brussels (BRU) VCE - BRU
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges

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Bus, train  •  19h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station 401
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan
  3. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Bruges Ic / ...

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Fly Venice Treviso to Charleroi, bus, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Charleroi (CRL) TSF - CRL
  2. Take the bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
  3. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges

Train  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Fr
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  4. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges Ic / ...

Bus  •  20h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Venice to D-Worringer Platz,W57 N28
  2. Take the bus from D-Worringer Platz,W57 to Bruges 825

Drive, car train  •  18h 50m

  1. Drive from Venice to Verona
  2. Take the car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
  3. Drive from Duesseldorf Hbf to Bruges

Night train, train  •  18h 18m

  1. Take the night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Muenchen Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Frankfurt 41 / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt to Bruxelles-Nord 79
  4. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Bruges Ic / ...

Drive  •  12h 9m

  1. Drive from Venice to Bruges 1240.5 km
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bruges is 800 14689.

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Bruges is to bus and train which costs €50 - €70 and takes 19h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Venice to Bruges is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €70 - €260 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Venice and arriving at Bruges via D-Worringer Platz,W57. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Bruges. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Bruges via Milano Centrale, Chambery Challes Les Eaux and Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 1m.

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The distance between Venice and Bruges is 929 km. The road distance is 1240.5 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bruges without a car is to train which takes 13h 1m and costs €200 - €550.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Venice to Bruges, including transfers.

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

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Venice to Bruges train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Bruges is to train which takes 13h 1m and costs €200 - €550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €65 - €85 and takes 20h 10m.

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  • Distance: 929 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Bruges, Belgium?

You can take a train from Venice to Bruges via Milano Centrale, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, and Bruxelles-Midi in around 13h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Bruges via D-Worringer Platz,W57 in around 20h 10m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Charleroi
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €500
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €430
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Bruges
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€15 - €22
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Bruges
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€5 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €13
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Bruges
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€15 - €23
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Trenitalia EuroCity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€60 - €80
1st Class
€100 - €140
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €45
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€41 - €45
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€150 - €320
Website
Thalys
Standard
€150 - €210
Comfort
€160 - €220
Premium
€230 - €320
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from Verona to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
14h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€100 - €120
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Urlaubs-Express
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from München Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Charleroi Airport to Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Venice to D-Worringer Platz,W57
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from D-Worringer Platz,W57 to Bruges
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Zurich Limmatstrasse to Ghent Pr. Clementinalaan
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Bruges is 1241 km. It takes approximately 12h 9m to drive from Venice to Bruges.

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