About traveling from Bruges to Amsterdam
After enjoying the fairytale town that is Bruges, you’ll eventually need to get back to Amsterdam and its UNESCO-listed canal system.
If you decide to take a car transfer from Amsterdam and Bruges, you can also enjoy some exceptional sights, including the charming Ghent, the uber-cool city of Antwerp, UNESCO-listed Kinderdijk, the medieval town of Gouda, extravagant De Haar Castle, and Clara Maria Cheese and Clog Farm.
How to get from Bruges to Amsterdam
If you’re traveling from Bruges to Amsterdam, you have several options. For travelers on a budget, the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam. The fastest way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam is by train or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam since it’s so convenient.
Bruges to Amsterdam by train
To travel from Bruges to Amsterdam by train, you need to get to the Bruges main transit station and purchase a ticket to Amsterdam Centraal, or you can buy your tickets in advance online. The earliest train is at 4:31 AM, and the last train is at 8:58 PM, with 3 trains departing every hour on average. The train from Bruges to Amsterdam is operated by SNCB, NS International, Thalys, and Euro Lines. Train tickets from Bruges to Amsterdam costing €27-80 for the 4-5 hour trip. The distance from Bruges to Amsterdam 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||4:31 AM/8:58 PM|
|Operating Companies||SNCB, NS International, Thalys, and Euro Lines|
Bruges to Amsterdam by bus
To travel from Bruges to Amsterdam by bus, you will start at Bruges main station and travel to Amsterdam Sloterdijk or Amsterdam Bijlmer. While you can buy your ticket at the station, it’s best to purchase them in advance. The earliest bus is at 6:35 AM, and the last bus is at 10:45 PM, with 5 busses leaving throughout the day. The bus from Bruges to Amsterdam is run by Flixbus. Bus tickets from Bruges to Amsterdam cost €15 for the 4-6 hour trip. The distance from Bruges to Amsterdam is about 250 kilometers.
Most options offer direct service from Bruges to Amsterdam.
|Time intervals||5 per day|
|First/Last Departure||6:35 AM/10:45 PM|
Bruges to Amsterdam Private Car Transfer
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Bruges to Amsterdam. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Bruges, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Amsterdam, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!