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Muoversi a Bruges con i mezzi pubblici, battelli, bici, a piedi, taxi

Getting around Bruges

De Lijn is the company that manages public transport in the city. Over 20 buses connect the center with the more peripheral districts. For the small town, however, you can easily go around on foot.

The taxi rank is located near the central square and the train station. A medium-haul ride is around €10.


The preferred way for getting around Bruges is by bike. Whether you want to stay in the center, whether you want to move through suggestive paths, and maybe reach the sea side. For the Blankeberge beach, for example, you need to travel just over 15 km from the center of Bruges.

Furthermore, the bike is the most ecological solution that there can be and, for this reason, our favorite.

There are numerous opportunities in the city to rent a bike. From experience, Ben’s Bike is one of the best solutions. Located in the center (‘t Zand 31), Ben’s Bike offers numerous rental solutions with excellent value for money. You will have a wide choice of bikes available in the parking lot, including (a few) electric bikes. Prices start at around €4 per hour, and €12 per day. It is open every day, including Sundays, with the possibility of returning the bike until 22:00 in the evening.


Getting around Bruges

Photo ©, Antonio Vera

Bruges is served by 58 urban and regional daytime lines. Buses are the ideal way, above all, to reach the more peripheral districts. Markt, Wollestraat and the Biekorf in Kuipersstraat are some of the stops you meet most frequently.

Buses run every day from approximately 05:50 to 22:00. The timetables, however, vary according to the line. Thanks to the night buses, it is possible to move around Bruges and the neighboring municipalities, even after 22:00, until 05:00 in the morning.

The public service is guaranteed by the De-Lijn transport company, which is particularly efficient and reliable in terms of punctuality and the service offered.


Here is the complete list of night buses:

  • 88 = Evening line Station – Sint-Michiels – Kinepolis
  • 89 = Evening line Station – Sint-Andries – AZ Sint-Jan
  • 90 = Evening line Station – Centrum – Sint-Jozef – Koolkerke – Dudzele
  • 91 = Evening line Station – Centrum – Gentpoort – Kruispoort – Assebroek
  • 92 = Evening line Station – Sint-Pieters – Lissewege – Zwankendamme – Zeebrugge
  • 93 = Evening line Station – Vogelzang – Varsenare – Jabbeke – Zerkegem – Snellegem
  • 94 = Evening line Station – Kinepolis – Zedelgem – Aartrijke
  • 95 = Evening line Station – Moerbrugge – Oostkamp – Hertsberge
  • 96 = Evening line Station – Oostkamp – Waardamme – Ruddervoorde
  • 97 = Evening line Station – Assebroek – Oedelem – Beernem – Sint-Joris
  • 98 = Evening line Station – Sint-Kruis – Sijsele – Vivenkapelle – Moerkerke
  • 99 = Evening line Station – Loppem – Merkemveld – Veldegem.

It should be noted that some of the night lines operate exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays, while others, even during the week.


More than a means of getting around Bruges, the boat represents a way to discover the city from a unique and suggestive perspective. In the city, you will find numerous companies that make visits by boat, plying the canals of Bruges. Generally, the tour lasts about 30′ with prices ranging from 10 to 12€. Children aged 4 to 11 pay the reduced rate of 50%. Free for children under 3 years of age.

Boottochten, for example, is one of the many companies we could recommend. The price for a tour is €12 for adults and €7 for children, with the possibility of also making private rentals at a cost of €360.

Bruges by boat


Those wishing to use the buses occasionally can opt for the single-journey ticket (m-ticket and single ticket). It allows you to make a one-way trip, for a duration of 60 minutes from validation and costs €2.50.

Alternatively, you can buy the 24 or 72h pass (Dagticket). The duration is established in the exact number of hours: with the 24h cut, for example, if you validate at 16:00, you can use it until 15:59 of the following day. With the Dagticket you can make unlimited trips for the number of days purchased. The 24-hour version costs €7.50 per adult, and €4.00 for children; the 72h one, on the other hand, costs €15.00 per adult, and €8.00 for children.

10-journey-Lijnkart (or m10 card) is a convenient booklet of 10 single tickets. It costs €17.00, allowing for significant savings. Each trip, in fact, will cost €1.70 instead of €2.50.

There are several alternatives to buy tickets. The cheapest is through the OFFICIAL APP (iOS or ANDROID). Furthermore, from May 2021, on all buses you will be able to pay comfortably with the CONTACTLESS mode (you will only need a credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, google Pay…). Alternatively, you can buy tickets at the stations and numerous outlets displaying the company’s brand.

All children under 6 travel FREE accompanied by a paying adult.

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