How to travel from Rotterdam to Bruges

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from Rotterdam to Bruges

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rotterdam to Bruges on Jul 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:58PMRotterdam Centraal2h31 04:29PMBruges
1 transfer
05:11PMRotterdam, Conradstraat5h29 10:40PMBrugge, Station Brugge
1 transfer
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08:58AMRotterdam Centraal2h31 11:29AMBruges
1 transfer
09:58AMRotterdam Centraal2h31 12:29PMBruges
1 transfer
10:58AMRotterdam Centraal2h32 01:30PMBruges
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Rotterdam to Bruges

distanceDistance73 miles (117 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $65
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 3 h 19 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $65 (€58) • 2 h 32 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Thalys

Travel 73 miles (117 km) by bus or train between Rotterdam and Bruges. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 32 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Thalys among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rotterdam to Bruges.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Bruges.

International travel from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Bruges, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from Netherlands?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Bruges if traveling from Rotterdam?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Bruges, 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 6/27/22; 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 from Rotterdam to Bruges.

Return travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Netherlands from Belgium?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Netherlands 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 Rotterdam, Netherlands was last verified on 6/27/22. 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 Rotterdam from Bruges.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Bruges from Rotterdam is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Bruges:

Taking a bus is usually $52 (€47) less than taking a train to Bruges, which costs on average $65 (€58) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Bruges from Rotterdam is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 32 min.

Other travel options to Bruges can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 19 min.

Bruges is approximately 73 miles (117 km) away from Rotterdam.

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Bruges is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 13 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Rotterdam to Bruges:

  • Buses mostly leave from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and tend to arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Trains from Rotterdam to Bruges most often leave from Rotterdam Centraal and arrive in Brugge.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Rotterdam to Bruges:

  • You can travel by bus from Rotterdam to Bruges with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Rotterdam to Bruges tickets for $12 (€11) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Rotterdam to Bruges with Thalys. Cheap tickets can be found for $65 (€58) with Thalys from Rotterdam to Bruges.

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Bruges with Flixbus.
  • You can find 13 direct trains per day to Bruges with.

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 trip.

Many of our customers traveling from Rotterdam to Bruges don't make Bruges their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bruges 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 Bruges to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $12 (€11) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $65 (€58) one way.

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

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