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 Apr 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h53 11:04AMBruges
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08:11AMRotterdam Centraal2h53 11:04AMBruges
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05:11PMRotterdam Centraal3h19 08:30PMBruges
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04:11PMRotterdam Centraal3h19 07:30PMBruges
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02:11PMRotterdam Centraal3h19 05:30PMBruges
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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Bruges

distanceDistance73 miles (117 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $18
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 2 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $15 (€13) • 2 h 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a bus or train to travel 73 miles (117 km) to Bruges from Rotterdam. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 31 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Rotterdam to Bruges.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rotterdam to Bruges

Travel Tips: 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.

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

Can travelers from Netherlands enter Belgium?

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

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

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 3/8/23. 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 between Rotterdam and Bruges.

The restriction level for your return to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Belgium is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Bruges restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 3/8/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rotterdam from Bruges closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Rotterdam to Bruges. You can take a bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Bruges is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€13) compared to other travel options to Bruges:

A train is $3 (€3) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Rotterdam to Bruges costing on average $18 (€16).

The fastest way from Rotterdam to Bruges is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 31 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 15 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Rotterdam to Bruges is:

  • 3 buses per day.
  • Around 10 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 when traveling from Rotterdam to Bruges:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Bruges, Sint-Michiels Station West.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Rotterdam to Bruges depart from Rotterdam Centraal to Brugge.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Bruges for $18 (€16) on Omio.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus with 2 direct buses per day.

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 from Rotterdam to Bruges.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Rotterdam to Bruges often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Brussels, Paris or Amsterdam. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rotterdam and Bruges itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bruges and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Rotterdam 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 $18 (€16) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $15 (€13) 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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