How to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam

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from Bruges to Amsterdam

You can get from Bruges to Amsterdam by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Bruges to Amsterdam on Dec 09 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Amsterdam from Bruges

distanceDistance107 miles (172 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $105
fastestFastest modeTrain • $105 (€94) • 3 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Thalys

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 107 miles (172 km) between Bruges and Amsterdam. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Bruges to Amsterdam.

How to Travel from Bruges to Amsterdam

The distance from Bruges to Amsterdam is 255 kilometers. There are a variety of transportation options between the two cities. It is possible to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam via bus, train or airplane. Buses are the most affordable way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam.

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

Bruges to Amsterdam Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

Bus

€17

5:50 h

1 Week Ahead

Train

€73

3:10 h

2 Months Ahead

Flight

€241

1:00 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam. Buses traveling from Bruges to Amsterdam depart from Bruges' Sint-Michiels Station West and take nearly 6 hours to arrive at Amsterdam's Sloterdjik bus station. 1 bus travels from Bruges to Amsterdam per day except for Tuesdays and Thursdays when no bus is available. This Eurolines bus always departs Bruges at 2:25 p.m. Ridesharing services like BlaBlaCar also occasionally travel from Bruges to Amsterdam.


Fastest way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam

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


Most popular way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam. While buses are significantly cheaper, they are not available every day of the week. As a result, ridesharing services like BlaBlaCar are growing in popularity. Traveling from Bruges to Amsterdam by train is both faster and significantly cheaper than taking a flight.


How to get from Bruges to Amsterdam

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam, 88,13% 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 Bruges to Amsterdam 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

Travel between Bruges, Belgium and Amsterdam, Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Belgium enter Netherlands?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

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

Conditions of entry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 Amsterdam from Bruges.

Return travel to Bruges, Belgium from Netherlands is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Belgium from Netherlands?

Entry into Belgium is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Belgium from Netherlands?

Requirements for reentering Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Belgium?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Belgium to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Bruges, Belgium was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Bruges from Amsterdam.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Bruges and Amsterdam. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bruges to Amsterdam is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Amsterdam:

A ferry is generally $26 (€23) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $28 (€25) from Bruges to Amsterdam.

A ferry is $2 (€2) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Bruges to Amsterdam costing on average $4 (€4).

A ferry is generally $103 (€92) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $105 (€94) from Bruges to Amsterdam.

The quickest way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam is by train, which takes on average 3 h 13 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Amsterdam by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Bruges to Amsterdam is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Bruges to Amsterdam depart from Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West to Amsterdam, Radarweg (Sloterdijk).
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Bruges to Amsterdam depart from Brugge to Amsterdam Centraal.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Amsterdam. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Bruges to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $28 (€25).
  • Travel with Thalys to go to Amsterdam by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Thalys Bruges to Amsterdam tickets on Omio for $105 (€94).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Bruges to Amsterdam? Many Omio customers who go from Bruges to Amsterdam usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, London or Brussels from Amsterdam, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Bruges to Amsterdam, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $28 (€25) one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost $2 (€2) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $4 (€4) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $105 (€94) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bruges to Amsterdam online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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