How to travel from Cologne to Brugge

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Travel Information from Cologne to Brugge

distanceDistance162 miles (262 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $56 (€50) • 2 h 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 162 miles (262 km) to Brugge from Cologne. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Brugge.

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International travel from Cologne, Germany to Brugge, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Germany?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brugge if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Brugge, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/20/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Cologne and Brugge.

The current restriction level for returning to Cologne, Germany from Belgium is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Cologne, Germany from Brugge, Belgium?

Reentering Germany 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 Cologne from Brugge?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Cologne, Germany regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Germany 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 6/24/22. 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 Cologne from Brugge here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Brugge from Cologne. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Brugge from Cologne is by taking a flight with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Brugge:

Taking a flight is about $20 (€18) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€18) for this route.

Taking a flight is usually $1 (€1) less than taking a ferry to Brugge, which costs on average $1 (€1) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $56 (€50) less than taking a train to Brugge, which costs on average $56 (€50) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Brugge from Cologne is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 59 min.

Other travel options to Brugge can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Brugge by bus can take on average 6 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a ferry requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 162 miles (262 km) between Cologne and Brugge.

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Brugge is:

  • 6 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cologne and Brugge as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Brugge:

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

    • Travel with Flixbus to go to Brugge by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Brugge tickets on Omio for $20 (€18).
    • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Brugge. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Brugge tickets on Omio for $56 (€50).
    Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Brugge don't make Brugge their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Brugge are Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Brugge to any of these top destinations today!

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

    • Bus tickets are costing $20 (€18) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
    • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
    • Train tickets cost $56 (€50) one way on average.

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

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