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Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges

Brugge, Belgium

From USD 22.58

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 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

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

  • 10/7/2021 - 12/31/2022

    Monday - Sunday : 08:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveller 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!
421 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Cruise transfer from Zeebrugge to Bruges
Fiona_H, Nov 2022
Great day out in Bruges from our cruise ship. In Zeebrugge onboard Cunard Queen Victoria for the day. I checked out Cunards own transfer into Bruges from the ship, I could have booked this at $65 each. Viator transfer from the cruise terminal into Bruges was £19 each. I would say it was extremely easy to find the coach departure point and the staff were friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend using Viator.
Great Drive into Brugge and it's cheaper than the cruise ships
STEPHEN_C, Nov 2022
The coach is easy to find outside the cruise terminal. The coach was clean and tidy and on time. The ride into Brugge is lovely and parked just at the lower end of the town, directions were given to us by the driver on how to access the centre.
Punctual and professional
Robert_C, Nov 2022
Prompt, efficient and polite shuttle service from the cruise terminal into Brugge. Booked online the same day without issue
Reliable service
PingFun_C, Nov 2022
Staff were funny and helpful. You have priority to get in the queue at the terminal bus station if you pre-book your ticket online. You can also buy ticket at the station. Bus arrived on time. We were dropped off at the parking lot near Minnewaterpark. Buses will leave the same parking lot every 30 mins back to the terminal. Make sure you arrive back to the lot 5 mins before the scheduled departure time. The bus I took leave exactly on time.
Hard to find ticket office
Marian_B, Oct 2022
It was a ride from the port to the bus parking area just outside old town. It was very hard to find the office to get the ticket for the bus. It was not well marked and did not mention Viator. It had another name. There were many of us wandering around trying to figure out what to do. Once we did find it the staff was very nice. Would suggest you provide a picture of the facility as it looks coming out of the terminal to make it easier to find
Iona October 2022. Picked...
Jacinda_F, Oct 2022
Iona October 2022. Picked up Coach from Port entrance after free shuttle from ship. Coach dropped us off about 15 min walk from central Bruges. Drop off and pick up was super easy. Would recommend
Always recommending
Deborah_H, Oct 2022
Always a reliable service from the cruise ship into Bruge. Friendly staff. Comfortable coach. We took the canal trip independently.
Cheaper than excursion but disorganised
Jackie_A, Oct 2022
Not great, but did the job cheaper than the ship excursion, which also parked outside town. A friend walked to the train station and reached Bruges 0910. I left my ship 0830 and waited for the port shuttle across to the nearby terminal. I reached two men who were fussing over tickets & maps as the 0900 shuttle drove off, ignoring them waving. They argued loudly and said '10 mins' for the 0930 shuttle. It was disorganised, and why did people who'd prebooked need another ticket which then wasn't checked? The bus was old and grubby and the driver ignored us. We returned on the 1500 bus, which was cleaner but, again, the driver made no effort, parking behind a large vehicle so we were unsure if it was the right bus. Overall, it did the job but could have been friendlier and better organised.
Bruges….Don’t Do this!!
Caron_T, Oct 2022
The Viator site Lists this shuttle service as operating until 12 AM so we booked it as soon as our ship came into the port and got off the ship with our tickets looking for the shuttle. It was 12:30 PM. We were advised that they had closed for the day and there were no more shuttles operating. The shuttle company is denying me a refund because they say they close at 12:30 and it is not their fault. We checked the small print before purchasing & because of this error, we were forced to take a taxi both ways which was ridiculously expensive.
Great service from the port to Bruges!
Frank_V, Oct 2022
The shuttle service is a great way to get form the port to Bruges. The pick up spot is just across the street from the port and very convenient. The team working at the pick up and drivers were very nice.
Beautiful city
Barbara_S, Oct 2022
Town square was excellent, Brugge is a beautiful place. The service was good bus ready to leave on time and was there ready to take us back to ship
An effective transfer for a good day out.
Robert_B, Oct 2022
This felt like a small company from the outset but they delivered as promised. We got off to a shaky start when we couldn't get on the first coach because 7 people jumped the queue and went straight onto the coach. The organizer didn't realize what had happened until after the event and said he would change the process to ensure it doesn't happen again. We were dropped off at a coach car park about a 20 minute walk from the center and , after our shaky start, I was a bit nervous but we had a good day in Bruges and the return coach arrived to pick us up on time. We would use again now that they have changed their process and we know what to expect. As it is a shuttle, and you don't actually book seats, to be sure to return on time we would not leave it until the last coach.
Great way to get to Bruges at a reasonable price
Daniel_R, Oct 2022
The bus was comfortable and easy to find. I wish, however, that there were seats blocked for the disabled in the front as I am disabled. I notice that tour buses topped closer to the town entrance than the Viator bus did. Maybe there is some restriction that prevents the Viator bus from coming closer.
Good service for getting to Bruges
Karyn_H, Oct 2022
I was apprehensive about this service based on some earlier reviews, but more recent reviews were positive as was my experience. It may have helped that ours was the only ship in port at the time so fewer people trying to catch the shuttle. We found it easily following the instruction to turn left and then left out if the terminal building. The two men selling tickets were pleasant and helpful. The shuttle was running a bit behind due to traffic, but it only took about 20 minutes to get to the bus parking lot where we were dropped off. This is the same place the cruise bus would have taken us. And the price was way better than the ship’s for the same basic service. Town was about a 15 - 20 minute pleasant walk. The return trip was easy as well. We caught the 2:30 shuttle. The driver waited a bit for people to show up. I like that it wasn’t a really hard deadline, giving people a bit of leeway. Just remember this when you are cutting it close to get back to the ship.
Cruise port transfer
KimMeredith_H, Oct 2022
I was glad that I could book this literally at the last minute and it was a smooth round trip transfer from the cruise port
Not worth the wait and the stress
Amanda_H, Oct 2022
Everyone was confused about where the drop off point was. Even the bus drivers. Never ran reliably the day we were there. Lots of people late for their ships.
Back-up Plan From Failed Excursion
Gary_S, Oct 2022
Easy access from the cruise ship. About a 30 minute ride to Bruges. Great drop off location for going into town.
Shuttle did not leave on...
andrew_s, Oct 2022
Shuttle did not leave on time and returning to the cruise ship the pick up location was very confusing. Would not use this company again.
Great transfer
Mrspebeaney_B, Sept 2022
Rather apprehensive after reading reviews but was greeted at meeting point by a very friendly gentleman who gave us a city map, recommended we take a boat trip (didn’t because it poured with rain most of the day) &let us shelter on an old bus until the transfer arrived. There is a 10/15 min walk to town but this is the drop off point for all the tourist buses so you wouldn’t do any better with any other firm. 2 o clock return arrived at 2.10 so no complaints.
Bad experience
Patricia_R, Sept 2022
The drop off and pick up point was too far away from the town. I have mobility issues and if I had known the distance we had to walk would not have gone. Also I got lost on the way back to the collection point.