Have a thing for water cities? Then you’ll love this route from Amsterdam to Bruges. Go from the capital of the Netherlands and all its cosmo charm, to the centre of Bruges for a quainter way to enjoy canal life. It’s hard to choose between them, if you ask us, so make sure you don’t miss out on either by taking this speedy 3-hour train journey from the land of the stroopwafel to the country of fries.
You’ll travel in style with Eurostar, always a treat with its spacious seats and choice of classes, as well as NS or SNCB. Enjoy a care-free canal trip with this fantastic route, just see our FAQs, train times and ticket prices below!
It takes an average of 3h 13m to travel from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) by train, over a distance of around 109 miles (175 km). There are normally 33 trains per day travelling from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) and tickets for this journey start from £28.67 when you book in advance.
From 2h 46m
109 miles (175 km)
33 trains per day
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Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Amsterdam and Bruges (Brugge) is 3 hours and 13 minutes, with around 33 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) is 2 hours and 46 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) can start from as little as £28.67 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
No, there are no direct train services from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge). Travelling from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 06:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) leaves at 21:28. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Amsterdam to Bruges (Brugge) cover a distance of around 109 miles (175 km) during the journey.