About traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges

It may sound silly referring to Bruges as “The Venice of the North” when you compare it to the spider web of canals that is Amsterdam, but don’t let its quaintness fool you – this small town has just as much to offer in terms of beauty and charm, and both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy the stunning architecture and historical prowess of Amsterdam before heading to Bruges for a breath of fresh air and small-town relaxation.

If you decide to take a car transfer from Amsterdam and Bruges, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, including the Clara Maria Cheese and Clog Farm, the extravagant De Haar Castle, medieval town of Gouda, UNESCO-listed Kinderdijk, the uber-cool city of Antwerp, and charming Ghent. 

How to get from Amsterdam to Bruges

If you’re traveling from Amsterdam to Bruges, you have several options. For travelers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges. The fastest way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges is by train or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges since it’s so convenient. 

Amsterdam to Bruges by train

To travel from Amsterdam to Bruges by train, you need to get to Amsterdam Centraal station and purchase a ticket to Bruges main station, or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 3:48 AM, and the last train is at 10:00 PM, with 3 trains departing per hour on average. The train from Amsterdam to Bruges is operated by SNCB, NS International, Thalys, and Euro Lines, with train tickets from Amsterdam to Bruges costing €27-80 for the 4-5 hour trip. The distance from Amsterdam to Bruges is about 250 kilometers. It’s important to note that all trains connect in Brussels, and there are no direct trains. 

Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car.

Train intervals 3 per hour
First/Last Departure 3:48 AM/10:00 PM
Avg. Price €27-80
Distance ~250 km
Duration ~4-5 hours
Operating Companies SNCB, NS International, Thalys, and Euro Lines

Amsterdam to Bruges by bus

To travel from Amsterdam to Bruges by bus, you will start at Amsterdam Sloterdijk and travel to Bruges Main Station. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 12:15 AM, and the last bus is at 7:30 PM, with 4 busses leaving throughout the day. The bus from Amsterdam to Bruges is run by Flixbus, with bus tickets from Amsterdam to Bruges costing €15 for the 4-6 hour trip. The distance from Amsterdam to Bruges is about 250 kilometers. 

All options offer direct service from Amsterdam to Bruges.

Time intervals 4 per day
First/Last Departure 12:15 AM/7:30 PM
Avg. Price €15
Distance ~250 km
Duration ~4-6 hr
Operating Companies Flixbus

Amsterdam to Bruges Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Amsterdam, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Bruges, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *