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How to get from Amsterdam to Bruges?
Bruges is a truly unique European city, which looks like a fairy-tail. Are you planning a day trip or a tour from Amsterdam to Bruges? Here you will find out a few different ways how to get from Amsterdam to Bruges by bus, train, rental car, or a taxi. The most convenient option to begin your trip from the Netherlands to Bruges is to make a start point from Amsterdam as you can find bus and train connections. There are several options available for tourists to get from Amsterdam to Bruges – by renting a car, taxi, train, or bus.
Driving from Amsterdam to Brugge on a rental car
The distance between Amsterdam City and Bruges is less than 260 kilometres. It will take you just three hours to get from one place to another. Such a trip on a personal or rented car can be a comfortable option for travelling. Thus, you will have a unique opportunity to visit not only Bruges but also Ghent, if you have some extra time left. Or you can plan your route from Amsterdam to Bruges by driving through The Hague and Rotterdam another two beautiful Dutch cities. For example, in Sixt rental, the price for sedan 4+1 starts from 94.99 euros per day with unlimited km. We advise you to add at least the cheapest insurance on the rental car, which covers 900 euros of damage, this way the final price to rent a car will be 108.98 euros. If you are not sure you can drive this route alone – an additional driver will cost extra 7.99 euros. Travelling with kids -additional 9.50 euro for a baby chair. You can choose any other extra for a comfortable day trip to Bruges for an additional price.
Remember, it is risky if you are not a local and if in your home-land you have different traffic and road rules- you risk getting a fine or damage the car by an accident or wrong parking. But if you are a confident and experienced driver in a foreign country – renting a car is one of the most convenient ways to get to Bruges. This way to get from Amsterdam to Bruges can be costly if you incorrectly calculate the price of renting a car and choose an expensive car rental company. Our advice is to read the rental contract carefully. If you go on the road with a couple of friends, the costs will be insignificant at all, and this trip will stay unforgettable!
How to get from Amsterdam to Bruges by train?
Another convenient way is to get from Amsterdam to Brugge by train. Important to know that there is no direct train Amsterdam-Brugge, but only with a change of train. First, you will need to buy tickets for a train in the direction of Amsterdam- Brussels. When you arrive at Brussels Midi Train Station or Brussels South Train Station you will need to change your train and take a local train with the direction Oostend. When you arrive at Bruges Central Station get out and walk 10-15 minutes on foot to the city centre of a fairy–tale city.
The fastest and most luxurious way to get from Amsterdam to Brussels is with the Thalys and Eurostar high-speed trains, a cheaper option is the Intercity Brussels train. Travel time is 1 hour and 50 minutes. Book your tickets in advance, thus you will find a cheaper option, last-minute fare starts from 90 euros. Tickets can be bought online on the official website of the Dutch railway company or purchased at the box office in Amsterdam Central Station.
How to get from Amsterdam to Bruges by bus?
A budget option for tourists will be a trip to Bruges from Amsterdam by bus. However, you need to be prepared for a long and tiring trip. Travel time is up to 4-5 hours. A nice bonus will be the cost of the ticket as the bus prices are much more affordable for the budget trip to Bruges – from 28 euros for one way. Another advantage is the direct route, where is no need to change the bus. If you are exhausted from long walks in Amsterdam, go to Bruges by bus so you can finally relax in the comfortable seats of the coach.
Travel tip: Book your bus tickets from Amsterdam to Bruges in advance for a specific date. In this case, you can buy the cheapest tickets and reserve a place, as well as avoid the unpleasant situation of the lack of tickets for the desired date.
Bus tickets for a day trip to Bruges from Amsterdam can be booked directly on the Flixbus website. Blablabus also makes the Amsterdam-Bruges route, but with two stops in Utrecht and Antwerp. Direction -Amsterdam – Bruges.
Buses to Bruges depart from the following Amsterdam bus stations:
- Amsterdam Sloterdijk
- Amsterdam Bijlmer
- Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Private transfer from Amsterdam to Bruges for a day trip.
For those travellers who value time and comfort the best way to get to Bruges is to book a taxi from Amsterdam online.
When ordering transfer services with our company, be prepared for the most comfortable conditions and pleasant prices. Professionalism and efficiency with every private transfer are guaranteed!
If you are planning a trip to Bruges from Amsterdam by taxi, this is a range of our services and benefits you get:
- Large fleet with a wide choice of cars from economy class to executive cars
- Child seats and boosters upon request
- Fixed rates
- English-speaking Help Center 24/7
- Free cancellation 1 day prior to the transfer
- Licensed professional drivers
Frequently asked questions
What is the cost of a bus ticket for the Amsterdam – Brugge route?
The price for one-way bus tickets from Amsterdam to Bruges starts at 24 euros.
What is the distance between Amsterdam and Bruges?
Distance between Amsterdam city and Bruges approximately 260 km.
Is there a direct train Amsterdam-Brugge?
No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Bruges, but you can take a high-speed train to Brussels, then change the train with a local train to Bruges.
What Are the Main AtoB Features?
AtoB taxi is your way to make your journey more comfortable. Our main priority is to provide our clients with the highest level of comfort. We’ll make the most of your trips by providing you with exceptional transfer services.
Our company will provide you with fast and convenient transport from the airport to the hotel or the nearest city where you will stay.
Our experienced chauffeurs and private drivers are always happy to help and give any recommendations about the city attractions, road, or your stay.
Comfort and safety
AtoB offers a fixed price. Our driver will meet you with a name card, and you will have the driver’s contact info so that you do not get lost.