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Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges

Brugge, Belgium

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  • 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


When your cruise ship docks in Bruges' port, you can easily travel to the historic city center with this round-trip shuttle service from Zeebrugge. Hop on the shuttle for the 20-minute (approximately) ride to Bruges, then take the shuttle back when you’re ready to return to your ship in the afternoon. Shuttles run every 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 12 a.m., so there is no delay in getting back and forth to Bruges city center from your cruise ship.
  • Round-trip Bruges cruise transfer
  • Travel between the port in Zeebrugge and the historic center of Bruges by shuttle
  • Return to the port when you're ready to catch your departing cruise
  • Shuttles run every 30 minutes
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What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Port pickup and dropoff
  • Bruges Bargeplein bus station dropoff and pickup
  • Benefit Card with discounts in carefully selected shops and musea in Bruges and Zeebrugge
  • Tour Guide (optional - only with excursion package)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rederskaai 52
    Rederskaai 52, 8380 Brugge, Belgium

    We welcome all our customers at our headquarter just in front of the Cruise Terminal. From there on the shuttle bus will leave every 30 minutes to Bruges.

Start time

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2023 - 12/31/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarktion time, and reboarding time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are storeable in the trunk, person in wheelchair has to be able to board the bus by him/herself.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

This is not well enough organized to be more than moderately efficient so expect to wait.
Just find the office for cruise bus transfers outside the cruise terminal redeem your voucher and jump on a bus!
444 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Refund of trip due to ship problems
Pam_G, Jan 2023
My husband and I have done this trip before and it was easy and hassle free. Unfortunately on this occasion the cruise ship couldn’t get into port and this review is about how superb Viator were on refunding the price of the trip within an hour of informing them of the problem. Thank you!!
Money for old rope (for your company anyway).
Gary_B, Jan 2023
None, our cruise liner couldn’t dock at Bruge because of the bad weather so we couldn’t use the bus we paid £38 for. According to your conditions one can only cancel and be refunded if you do so at least 24 hours before. We were told in the late morning of the day about the boat not mooring.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Will use again
Sue_H, Dec 2022
The gentleman who sorted the trip on departure and return was very helpful and good. He made sure we understood everything and was so friendly.
Karen_T, Dec 2022
Ease of getting there and back. Friendly driver and staff. Very informative. Very easy to book from home prior to departure
Great return transport into brugge
Tracey_H, Dec 2022
All went smoothly. Pick up right outside port. Timings great. Half price of ship trip. Friendly informative team. Would recommend
No hassle transfer to Bruges
Steven_L, Dec 2022
Bit confusing coming out of the terminal knowing where to go and collect tickets but once confirmed by Rep all pretty quick in getting on the bus and setting off - easy drop off point with short walk through the park to main square - and pick up every 30 mins in plenty of time to reach the ship - would definitely recommend as much cheaper and less restricted than organised tours
Shuttle from Zeebrugge to Bruges
SUE_T, Dec 2022
Handy, straight from around the corner from the terminal to a coach park a lovely walk into the town. Good friendly helpful staff. Would benefit from a sign in or just outside the terminal as to where the place is to collect your tickets.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not as efficient as previous visit.
Lesley_C, Dec 2022
Used Viator shuttle service 4 years ago and service was great, well priced and very efficient... Booked again for December 2022 and sadly a totally different experience - again, great email communications but sadly after a short walk from office to coach, we had to wait for coach to be filled before it set off (some had waited an hour from 8:30am!); double decker bus so difficult to get into (people struggling with steep/narrow steps) - wonder if companies have merged as not as efficient as previous year (credit to gentleman from company, standing outside office, for trying his best to keep spirits up ...) . Return journey was better but sadly let down by early morning waiting around. Sadly could not recommend ... would consider train from dock next visit.
Polite. Friendly staff....
Julie_D, Dec 2022
Polite. Friendly staff. Comfortable coach and on time. Will be using again if I need port to town transfer- much cheaper than ship
John_G, Dec 2022
Poor organisation at cruise terminal with over an hours wait for the coach in sub-zero temperatures. Drop off 20 minutes walk from centre. Ended up getting a taxi back!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Zeebrugge to Bruges coach & return.
Robert_C, Dec 2022
Zeebrugge to Bruges coach & return. All staff at terminal and coach drivers very helpful and would recommend very much.
Did the job but a bit disorganised and a walk to town
Lynn_W, Dec 2022
Pretty disorganised, should have had someone at terminal to greet us as unclear where to find Viator point, which was actually just round the corner, waited half an hour for bus as it was late, told not to get last bus back in case it was full (would they have left us in Bruges?) Drop was 20 mins walk to town, someone with impaired walking/wheelchair may have struggled as over a bridge, but through a pretty park. Not sure what other options there were to get to Bruges, possibly just as easy and cheaper to get free shuttle then train?
1 traveler found this review helpful
Comedian on reception but...
Martyn_S, Dec 2022
Comedian on reception but pity on a bitterly cold morning we were not directed immediately in to the warm waiting area
1 traveler found this review helpful
Shuttle to Brugge
Jill_C, Dec 2022
Coach on time both ways, friendly staff. Essy and picturesque walk into central Brugge. Good price compared to Cunard's trips.
Does what it says and...
Dale_R, Dec 2022
Does what it says and gets you in and out of Bruges for far cheaper than you would pay on the ship. Easy to find just outside of the cruise terminal.
Brugge shuttle
Deborah_H, Dec 2022
Very busy with 2 Cruise ships in port. Long queue for coach waited just 20 mins . Return run on time. 3rd time used in Brugge staff polite and friendly
We Had a fabulous time
derek_w, Dec 2022
We had a fantastic. Time would definitely go back lovely place the shuttle service was very quick and comfortable Will definitely book again
I would strongly advise...
Clare_B, Dec 2022
I would strongly advise against booking the shuttle bus from the cruise terminal to Bruges. I booked in advance and wish I hadn’t! We had to queue to get our tickets. We were not allowed to just use the QR code Viator had issued. There were two queues for the tickets. One for those who had pre-booked and one for those who were paying cash with no booking. Contrary to what you would expect, and what we were advised when we booked, they gave priority in issuing tickets to those paying cash and left those that had pre-booked waiting in line for much longer! We had to wait well over an hour to get on a bus into Bruges. It felt like organised chaos! We also had to cut our sightseeing in Bruges short to make sure we got a return shuttle earlier in the day than we had originally planned. This was because we had no confidence in Cruise Express, the Shuttle operator, getting us back to the ship on time. There were hundreds of people going to Bruges and there was no system to book a seat on a return coach, so if everybody left it to the last few coaches it was clear people would get left in port! Absolute shambles, avoid at all costs. Bruges itself was lovely, and is very much worth seeing. The Christmas Market was disappointing. No nice wooden chalets they were dark green containers. It lacked charm.
A cheaper alternative but not sure I would use them again
Frances_K, Dec 2022
Booked this transfer as a cheaper alternative to using the Cruise company. Overall, the service was ok. The experience to get into Brugges was not good - as we had to queue for over an hour in an uncovered area (thankfully it was dry) waiting for a bus. During our wait ours was only the second bus to arrive. There was no priority given to pre-booked passengers as stated on the website. The actual journey was fine, but we were concerned that if the return experience was the same, we would be late for the ship so as the last half hourly bus was scheduled for 16:30 we were back at the bus park by 15:00 which meant that we had to restrict the time we had in Brugges. The return was much better with us arriving at the bus park at 15:00 and being able to catch the 15:30 shuttle.
Hit & Miss
Kelly_S, Dec 2022
Despite booking & paying in advance, long queues - not enough coaches laid on - would advise to leave much earlier than needed - especially on return to ship. Friendly staff but….


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