How to travel from London to Bruges

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from London to Bruges

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

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To get from London to Bruges on Aug 12 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMLondon12h10 10:40PMBrugge, Station Brugge
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09:30AMLondon12h10 10:40PMBrugge, Station Brugge
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09:30PMLondon16h25 02:55PMBrugge, Station Brugge
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08:16AMLondon St Pancras3h14 12:30PMBruges
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06:04PMLondon St Pancras3h46 10:50PMBruges
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Travel Information from London to Bruges

distanceDistance145 miles (234 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$76 - $259
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $76 (€70) • 6 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $128 (€118) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Brussels Airlines or Eurostar

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 145 miles (234 km) from London to Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $76 (€70). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Brussels Airlines or Eurostar among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from London to Bruges.

Travel from London to Bruges: Journey Details

Traveling to the medieval city of Bruges is simple if you are coming from London. However, if you want to make the journey in the most convenient way possible, catching a train is a must. High speed Eurostar trains leave London Kings Cross St Pancras every day, and you will be in Bruges, relaxing by the market square within 4 hours.

Return trips from Bruges to London are also available.

How to get from London to Bruges

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from London to Bruges there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 64,62% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from London to Bruges. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from London to Bruges

Taking buses from London to Bruges are an affordable alternative to catching the Eurostar, but it takes a lot longer. The best bus route to Bruges is to take a Eurolines service to Brussels (4 per day, with a journey time of 8 hours 30 minutes). After that, take a bus to Bruges. In total, the journey will take about 12 hours.

Trains from London to Bruges

Nowadays, Londoners can take trains from London to Bruges via Eurostar quickly and comfortably, which is why the city has become a leading destination for a quick weekend getaway. Eurostar trains depart every day for this Belgian destination, starting at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 7:45 p.m. The journey time varies a little depending on the time of day, but is usually around 3 hours 30 minutes, which includes a change at Brussels-Midi station. There are no direct trains, but Bruges is still within range for short trips if you are coming from the British capital.

Flights from London to Bruges

There are plenty of direct flights from London to Brussels every day of the week, and you can easily transfer to Bruges via train after your flight. Services fly from London Heathrow airport and are provided by Brussels Airlines and British Airways, with a journey time of 1 hour 15 minutes. Morning, afternoon and evening departure times are available every day.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Bruges

Travel to Bruges easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Bruges.

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Bruges, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Belgium?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Conditions of entry into Belgium:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information was last checked on 7/28/22. 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 from London to Bruges.

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Belgium is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to London from Bruges restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in London from Bruges?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 8/8/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Bruges closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel between London and Bruges 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from London to Bruges is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $76 (€70) compared to other travel options to Bruges:

A bus is generally $52 (€48) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $128 (€118) from London to Bruges.

A bus is $183 (€170) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Bruges costing on average $259 (€240).

The fastest way from London to Bruges is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bruges that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Bruges by bus can take on average 6 h 5 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 13 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 145 miles (234 km) from London to Bruges.

The average frequency per day from London to Bruges is:

  • 2 buses per day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Bruges from London 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 from London to Bruges:

  • Trains from London to Bruges most often leave from London Victoria and arrive in Brugge.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Bruges by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus London to Bruges tickets on Omio for $76 (€70).
  • Brussels Airlines can get you to Bruges by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Brussels Airlines from London to Bruges for $128 (€118) on Omio.
  • Eurostar can take you to Bruges by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from London to Bruges for $259 (€240).

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Bruges with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Bruges with Flixbus with 2 direct buses per day.

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

Your trip from London to Bruges doesn't have to end in Bruges. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris. If you’d like to add Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris to your London to Bruges tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bruges today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $76 (€70) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $128 (€118) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $259 (€240) one way on average.

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

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