Coaches from Bruges to Basel

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Bruges - Basel Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity coaches per day from Bruges to Basel. Traveling by coach from Bruges to Basel usually takes around 14 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 11 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance319 mi (514 km)
Shortest duration11h 30m
Cheapest price£29.36
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Bruges to Basel?

On Wanderu there is one intercity coach company that operates from Bruges to Basel. FlixBus is the one coach line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus214h 28m£44.90
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 2 trips from Bruges to Basel, and usually makes the trip in about 14 hours and 28 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Bruges to Basel during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Bruges to Basel?

The coach takes an average of 14 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 319 miles from Bruges to Basel. However, the fastest coach only takes 11 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Basel at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Bruges?

The first coach leaves at 01:00 and the last coach leaves at 16:00. To see the times for all coaches from Bruges to Basel, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Bruges to Basel. However, neither coach offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer coaches during the trip.

City Information

Bruges

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The peaceful city of Bruges is located in the Flemish Region of Belgium. Mostly known for its meandering canals, medieval architecture, and a range of delicacies to both eat and drink, this small Belgian city is a delight to discover.

Bruges is home to some of the best-preserved medieval buildings in the world, allowing visitors to wander through the cobbled streets and truly feel whisked back in time. With its many small squares and quaint streets, it's easy to see why the city is seen as one of the world's most romantic cities.

Like most of Belgium, Bruges is a mecca for food and drink. With the worldwide fame of Belgian beer, it's no surprise that the city is home to the Beer Museum and several breweries with daily tours. Bruges' largest beer shop, "2be Beer Wall," offers an endless variety of beer, but there is no shortage of smaller bars to sample the local crafts. If the beer doesn't entice you, then perhaps world-famous Belgian chocolates will. Almost every street in Bruges has a chocolate shop, making it near impossible to resist the temptation to sample some. Hey, dark chocolate is healthy, right?

Belgium's excellent rail system makes it easy to travel to Bruges. Trains arrive from Brussels every 30 mins, easily connecting Bruges to Brussels' Airport. International coach services also provide access to the city from many other European destinations.

Basel

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Basel is bordered by France to the west and Germany to the east, with the river Rhine running directly through the city. This culture-centric destination is known for containing Switzerland's highest concentration of museums. With over 40 museums, roughly one per square kilometre, you're guaranteed to find at least one museum that fits your interests. Of course, it's got classic art museums like the Fine Arts Museum and the Jean Tinguely Museum, but you'll write home about the niche ones like Basel Paper Mill (a museum about paper and printing) and Toys Worlds Museum.

Basel's Old Town area will give you a taste of the city's history, with its cobblestoned streets and medieval churches, as well as several beautiful fountains. In the Marktplatz, or market square, check out the bold red City Hall, as well as even more museums, these ones devoted to Basel's history.

Basel is also home to Switzerland's oldest zoo, founded in 1874. Conveniently located in the heart of Basel, the zoo lets you get up close and personal with animals from the tiniest insects to the grandest elephants. Plus, you can learn more about the zoo's conservation projects.

Basel is well-situated for easy travel to other countries due to its proximity to France and Germany, as well as its transportation options. The world's only tri-national airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, is only 4km from Basel. This unique airport is located on both French and Swiss territory but also serves travellers to nearby Freiburg, Germany. Basel also welcomes national and international train routes, and many European coach services stop in the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Bruges?

Sint-Michiels Station West -{"city":"Bruges","country":"BE","postal":"8200","state":"VWV","street1":"Sint-Michiels Station West - Rijselstraat-Spoorwegstraat (Kiss&Ride Zone)"} - BEBRGDEFLX-0

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Main departure station: Sint-Michiels Station West

The Kiss & Ride zone at Sint-Michiels Station West in Bruges is named as such because it's designed for transport to drop off passengers, give a quick goodbye kiss, and then leave. Basically, it's a cute name that reminds everyone to keep moving to accommodate the large number of passengers frequenting the station. Flibco and FlixBus buses both stop here before heading to destinations such as Brussels and Antwerp. While the station asks vehicles not to dawdle, the Sint-Michiels West Station has a few cafes, restaurants, and hotels nearby for passengers who may be waiting for a connection. The station has space for parking, either to park your personal vehicle or to stop if you want more time to say goodbyes.

All coach stations in Bruges:

  • Sint-Michiels Station West

Where does the coach arrive in Basel?

Meret Oppenheim-Straße 60 -{"city":"Basel","country":"CH","postal":"4053","state":"BS","street1":"Meret Oppenheim-Straße 60"} - CHBSLDEFLX-0

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Main arrival station: Meret Oppenheim-Straße 60

The coach station behind Basel SBB is the main transport station in the city. The coach stop is most frequently served by FlixBus, which travels to European cities including Prague, Stuttgart, and Lyon. Although the coach stop itself doesn't have any amenities, Basel SBB (right next door) has plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and even a supermarket. You can also find out more about coach schedules at the ticket kiosk, although Flixcoach does require you buy your tickets online rather than at the station.

Coach stations in Basel:

  • Meret Oppenheim-Straße 60

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