Closer than you imagine!

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By car, coach, ferry

  • Dover (UK) - Dunkerque (F) with DFDS Seaways
    Dunkerque to Bruges by car: 45 miles/50 minutes.
  • Dover (UK) - Calais (F) with  P&O Ferries
    Calais - Bruges by car: 72 miles/80 minutes.
  • Hull (UK) - Zeebrugge (B) with P&O Ferries
    Zeebrugge - Bruges by car : 10 miles/20 minutes.

Real-time traffic info Belgium

Parking in Bruges' City Center

We advise tourists to park in the Centrum-Station car park, located by the railway station. This car park has a capacity of 1,500 cars. The following rates apply: € 3,50/24 h including a bus ride to the centre and back. Walking distance to the centre of Bruges is approximately 10 minutes. 

Underground car parks in the city centre:

5 underground car parks in the city centre = 2,500 spaces.

P centrum- Station = 1,500 spaces
24 hours a day – max. € 3,50/24 hours; free bus service to and from the city centre

From the train station to the centre:
The train station is situated close to the historical centre.

  • 10 minutes on foot to 't Zand square (start of the shopping streets)
  • 20 minutes to the market square (Markt)

Buses run frequently from the main entrance of the train station to the centre (about every two minutes).
Take any bus indicating "via centrum" (no. 1,3,4,6,11,13,14,16) and get off either at 't Zand, Sint-Salvatorskerk (church) or Markt.


By train

London-Bruges by Eurostar in 3.05 hours, one transfer in Brussels (station Midi/Zuid).

Also one transfer at Brussels (Midi/Zuid) when coming from other European cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Rotterdam, Cologne and Luxembourg (Thalys offers a frequent service to Paris and Cologne).

Multiple direct connections each day from Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp, but also from other Belgian cities to Bruges.

Bus information : De Lijn

Belgian rail
British rail


By coach

Various coach companies operate bus services to Bruges from the main international transport hubs and from cities abroad. The international bus stop is located at the back of the train station (Spoorwegstraat). Please click here for the departure service schedule of all coach services making a stop-over in Bruges. Click here for a schedule of the arrival times.

Coach services to/from transport hubs organizes 9 daily direct connections to/from Brussels Charleroi Airport. For tickets:

OUIBUS organizes between 5 and 9 daily direct connections to/from Lille Europe HST station. Departure times of this coach match the departure times of the Eurostar trains. For tickets:

FLiXBUS ensures daily connections to/from Prague and Krakow, with stops in Frankfurt Airport (terminal 2) and Köln (Cologne) Airport. Starting June 29 FLiXBUS organizes frequent connections to Paris and Brest, with stop-overs in Lille Europe as well as  in Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports. For tickets:

Coach services to/from cities abroad

QUIBUS organizes different daily direct connections from/to Lille. For tickets:

EUROLINES organizes regular connections from/to Amsterdam and London. For tickets:

FLiXBUS organizes regular connections from/to DortmundLondon and daily trips from/to Prague and Krakow. Starting June 29 the company also organizes daily bus services from/to Paris, and regular bus services from/to Brest. The FLiXBUS coaches have stop-overs in various other cities, ensuring that Bruges can be reached easily from Eindhoven, Maastricht, Aachen, Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Brno, Ostrava,
Katowice, Tourcoing, Rennes and Lorient. For tickets:

By plane

  • Via Brussels Airport
    Daily flights from 200 destinations in 66 countries.  Easy access to Bruges by train (one transfer in Brussels-Midi/Zuid).

  • Via Brussels-South-Charleroi-Airport
    Multiple flights a week by low cost airlines from several European cities.