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Bruges - Amsterdam Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Bruges to Amsterdam. Traveling by bus from Bruges to Amsterdam usually takes around 5 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance107 mi (173 km)
Shortest duration4h 25m
Cheapest price$13.03
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

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What bus companies travel from Bruges to Amsterdam?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Bruges to Amsterdam that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 7 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus27h 15m$27.06
FlixBus75h 19m$28.23
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Bruges and Amsterdam, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 7 trips from Bruges to Amsterdam, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 19 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 bus from Bruges to Amsterdam during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Bruges to Amsterdam?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 107 miles from Bruges to Amsterdam. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus 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 bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Amsterdam. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Bruges?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Bruges to Amsterdam, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Bruges to Amsterdam every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your 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 bus services also provide access to the city from many other European destinations.

Amsterdam

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The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is one of Europe's most eclectic cities with so much to explore. As a hub of culture, history, and architecture, as well as sex, drugs, and all things rock and roll, no amount of time in this vibrant city will ever be enough. Of course, this makes it one of the best cities to visit after graduation.

To learn about one of the most significant parts of modern history, visit the Anne Frank House, a humbling testament to this remarkable girl's unwavering optimism and resilience during the horrors of World War II. The Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are also well worth a visit to discover artworks by Dutch masters.

For a look into contemporary life in Amsterdam, visit De Negen Straatjes (The Nine Streets), a micro-neighborhood brimming with independent shops, artisan food eateries, and cozy cafes where you can experience an authentic Dutch Coffeeshop. Taking an iconic canal tour is another must, allowing you to experience the city while relaxing on the water. Since Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, bring your bike or rent one during your stay to get around the city as the locals do.

Travel to Amsterdam is easy, with its connections to the rest of Europe via a vast network of motorways, utilized by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus services. Amsterdam’s many connections are why it’s the starting point for our budget tour of the Netherlands. Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is also a major international travel hub, and the Central Station is one of the largest rail terminals in Europe.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Bruges?

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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 bus stations in Bruges:

  • Sint-Michiels Station West

Where does the bus arrive in Amsterdam?

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Main arrival station: PiarcoPlein 1

The Piarco Plein bus station in Amsterdam is in the northeast of the city, just off A10 and next to local transit lines. It's most frequently used by FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus, which then continue on routes to cities like Antwerp. You can also find more connections, by train or bus, at Amsterdam Centraal with a quick trip on a local trolley. While Piarco Plein doesn't offer many amenities, there is a Starbucks, Holiday Inn, and various restaurants within easy walking distance. There's also a good amount of parking at the station if you have your own vehicle.

All bus stations in Amsterdam:

  • PiarcoPlein 1

  • Hoogoorddreef 54

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