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from Amsterdam to Bruges

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Sep 19
$53NS International
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Sep 20
$73NS International
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Sep 21
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Sep 22
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Sep 23
$73NS International
$32Flixbus
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Sep 24
$73NS International
$24Flixbus
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Sep 25
$48NS International
$24Flixbus
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Sep 26
$48NS International
$21Flixbus
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Sep 27
$36NS International
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Sep 28
$36NS International
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Sep 29
$36NS International
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Sep 30
$36NS International
$29Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$47Thalys
$21Flixbus
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Oct 2
$47Thalys
$24Flixbus
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Oct 3
$47Thalys
$21Flixbus
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Oct 4
$36NS International
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Oct 5
$36NS International
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Oct 6
$36NS International
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Oct 7
$36NS International
$29Flixbus
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Oct 8
$48NS International
$21Flixbus
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Oct 9
$79Thalys
$25Flixbus

Travel Information from Amsterdam to Bruges

distanceDistance107 miles (172 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $55
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€19) • 4 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $55 (€44) • 3 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SNCB | IC

Travel 107 miles (172 km) by bus or train between Amsterdam and Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 42 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€19). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or SNCB | IC among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Amsterdam to Bruges.

How to Travel from Amsterdam to Bruges

The only direct, door to door method of traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges is by train. All trains involve transfers at Brussels-Midi train station. Flights also require a transfer, landing at Brussels International Airport, with the onward journey made by train. When airport security and check-in times are taken into account, the fastest method of traveling between the two cities is by train.

Trains from Amsterdam to Bruges | Return trips from Bruges to Amsterdam

Amsterdam to Bruges Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

€69

3:12 h

2 Months Ahead

€189

0:40 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges?

Cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges


Taking the train is the cheapest wat to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges. Trains traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges depart from Amsterdam's Centraal train station and take at least 3:12 h to arrive at Brugge train station. Usually, 5 trains travel from Amsterdam to Bruges per day. All trains traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges are operated by Thalys.


Fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges


Taking a flight from Amsterdam to Bruges only requires 40 minutes of flight time; however, when travel time from Brussels' airport to Bruges is taken into consideration, taking a high-speed Thalys train is actually the fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges. Trains traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges depart from Amsterdam Centraal train station and take just over 3 hours to arrive at Brugge train station. Thalys trains travel from Amsterdam to Bruges 5 times per day. All trains require a transfer at Brussels Midi train station.


Most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges


Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges since all flights require a transfer in Brussels. Trains are both significantly cheaper and faster than taking a flight when total travel time is taken into consideration. There are 5 Thalys trains traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges every day. Alternatively, 4 KLM flights travel from Amsterdam to Bruges per day.


How to get from Amsterdam to Bruges

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges, 81,88% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Does Belgium have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Amsterdam and Bruges?

Travel between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Bruges, Belgium is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Bruges from Amsterdam?

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Bruges, Belgium?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Belgium has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 9/14/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Bruges from Amsterdam.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Bruges, Belgium?

The current restriction level for returning to Amsterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Amsterdam, Netherlands from Bruges, Belgium?

Reentering Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Amsterdam from Bruges?

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Amsterdam, Netherlands regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Netherlands must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/14/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Amsterdam from Bruges here.

How do I go from Amsterdam to Bruges?

You can travel to Bruges from Amsterdam 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Amsterdam and Bruges?

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€19) compared to other travel options to Bruges:

Taking a bus is usually $31 (€25) less than taking a train to Bruges, which costs on average $55 (€44) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Amsterdam and Bruges?

The fastest way to get to Bruges from Amsterdam is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 42 min.

Other travel options to Bruges can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 45 min   on average.

What is the distance from Amsterdam to Bruges?

The distance is approximately 107 miles (172 km) from Amsterdam to Bruges.

How many services a day are there from Amsterdam to Bruges?

The average frequency per day from Amsterdam to Bruges is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Amsterdam and Bruges as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Amsterdam? Where do I arrive in Bruges?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Amsterdam, Sloterdijk and arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Amsterdam to Bruges depart from Amsterdam Centraal to Brugge.
Who can get me from Amsterdam to Bruges?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Amsterdam to Bruges, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Bruges by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Amsterdam to Bruges for $24 (€19) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCB | IC to go to Bruges by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCB | IC Amsterdam to Bruges tickets on Omio for $55 (€44).
Is there a way to travel directly from Amsterdam to Bruges?

Yes, there are direct services available from Amsterdam to Bruges with the following travel companies:

  • You can find around 10 direct trains per day and travel with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bruges as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Bruges from Amsterdam.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Amsterdam to Bruges often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Paris or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Amsterdam and Bruges itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bruges and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Bruges from Amsterdam online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $24 (€19) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $55 (€44) one way.

But we recommend booking Amsterdam to Bruges tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Amsterdam
Bruges
Amsterdam City Centre
Amenities
Amsterdam Centraal
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 51, 52, 53, 54<br>Bus lines 18, 21, 22, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43<br>Tram lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 24, 26
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Amsterdam Sloterdijk
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