Quickly to the heart of Bruges
- From € 29* one-way trip with Intercity Brussels
- From € 36* one-way trip with Thalys
- Travel time Amsterdam – Bruges from 3.19 hours
- Thalys-Tip! Early booking = lowest prices
The advantages of travelling by train
- Board directly, no check-ins
- Comfortable seating
- Arrival in the heart of town
- No parking costs
- Online no booking fee
Travel information BrugesYou can choose to make the journey with Thalys or Intercity Brussels. Choose which train to Antwerp or Bruxelles-Zuid (Midi) meets your needs the best. In either station you can change trains and catch a domestic train to Bruges.
Read more about changing trains
Travel with Intercity Brussels Travel with Thalys No reservation required Fast and comfortable travel to Belgium Flexibility: easily take a train earlier or later Reserved seats Discount with your “NS abonnement” Early booking = lowest prices Early Bird tickets when you book in advance* Shortest travel time*You can book an Early Bird ticket up until 7 days before departure
Shorter travel time for Intercity Brussels from AmsterdamPassengers who want to travel faster from Amsterdam to Belgium and do not mind changing trains an extra time, may travel with an Intercity Brussels ticket on an Intercity direct train for the route Amsterdam-Rotterdam. You do not need a supplement ticket, your international ticket for Intercity Brussels is sufficient.
Prices train tickets BrugesThere are different types of Thalys rates each with related prices. Train ticket prices for Intercity Brussels depend on the time of booking and travel. Book at least 7 days before departure and you will travel for the best price anywhere in Belgium.
The price of Thalys depends on
- The moment of booking - Early booking means lowest prices
- Travel class - 1st or 2nd class
- Flexibility - Regarding rebooking and cancellations
Options flexibility Thalys
- Bargain tickets
- Limited rebooking
- Subject to availability
- Change possible
- 50% refund
- Sufficient available
- Rebooking free of charge
- Cancellation free of charge
- Always available
Prices Intercity Brussels route Amsterdam - Bruges*
Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route Flex rate Discount NS route Free travel NS route 2nd class 1st class One way € 57,60 € 46,50 € 29,80 € 91,00 € 72,80 € 45,40 Early bird week € 29 -- € 14,50 € 41 -- € 20,50 Early bird weekend* € 39 -- € 20,00 € 55 -- € 27,50 *Early Bird can be booked up to 7 days before departure. Listed from-prices are based on tickets from Amsterdam Central Station. The price of Intercity Brussels is based on kilometres – if you depart form a station that is closer to Bruges, then the trip is cheaper.
Book in advance and save moneyThalys tickets to Antwerp can be booked up to 4 months in advance.
General tips for getting the cheapest Intercity Brussels ticketsFor Intercity Brussels you can buy tickets up to and including the day of departure. You pay a standard price for a one-way or return ticket.
There are, however, cheaper tickets available in the form of, for example, Early bird week or Early bird weekend.
General tips for getting the Thalys cheapest tickets
- Book as early as possibly to have the most chance of getting the cheapest tickets.
- Travelling in the evening is often cheaper.
- For a weekend getaway, travel Sat-Sun-Mon instead of Fri-Sat-Sun.
- Book online to avoid booking fee.
Practical informationTo make your trip that much easier, we have summed up certain practical issues for you.
Facilities on board the trainWe gladly inform you about all facilities on board so that you can make your journey more comfortable. .
Read all about the facilities and practical issues of Thalys
Read all about the facilities and practical issues of Intercity Brussels
View the itinerary plannerPlease keep in mind that there could be delays or engineering works and check your trip with the itinerary planner. That way, you will never get an unpleasant surprise!
Download the appDownload our app so that you will be kept informed of the possible changes.
Changing trains in Antwerp or Brussel-Zuid (Midi)You can travel with Thalys to Antwerp or with Intercity Brussels to Bruxelles-Midi. At either station you need to change trains and take a domestic train to Bruges.
For a complete travel itinerary, consult our itinerary planner
Free access to the loungesIf you have a 1st class ticket, you can enjoy a free drink at the NS International Lounge in Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam.
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* Listed from-prices are based on one-way trips, 2nd class, Intercity Brussels. All rates are subject to applicable fare conditions.