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Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges provided by Cruise Express Bruges

Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges

Round-Trip Shuttle Service from Zeebrugge to Bruges
3.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
20m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
999
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    20m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    999
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22540P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
20m
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
20m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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3.5
44 reviews
Excellent
23
Very good
5
Average
4
Poor
4
Terrible
8

Paul H
1 contribution
May 2022
We got off the cruise ship via the port shuttle service to the main port buiding. We had a map showing where the actual pickup point was but to be honest it is so close you literally walk out of the terminal building turn left and it is there. Approx 100 metres from the building. You need to go into the small office to convert your electronic ticket into an actual ticket. There is another coach there in which you can wait should it be raining (as it was) The journey took about 20 mins and we got off in a coach park right by the old city. Return was ok just queued for about 20 minutes.
Overall just what you need for a visit to Bruges for a few hours without breaking the bank.
Written 22 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gerri L
Dahlonega, GA20 contributions
Pre purchased tickets online.
Still had to wait outside, in the wind, in one line
with one person checking people in.

Perhaps an additional person to handle those with tickets to move things along faster.

Map provided very helpful

Drop off point a bit far from central
area of city.

Buses on time and drivers very nice.
Written 1 May 2022
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EddieA1
Thunder Bay, Canada299 contributions
May 2022
As far as the service we receive it was great! What I did find confusing was the website and the downloading of tickets and where to pick up the actual tickets. It was a fair distance from where the buses dropped you off to the centre of Bruges. That being said would definitely use the shuttle again.
Written 14 May 2022
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Tom M
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Shuttle service from the port to Brugge was very quick and easy, however, the return trip was not easy in the slightest. We departed on the shuttle coach at 9am roughly, we planned on spending some time sightseeing and we aimed to be back on board at midday. However, we were denied going on the return coaches (baring in mind these were all empty) and told we had to stay put until 1:30pm. The driver of the coach was rude and refused to take a group of several parties back to the ship. Most of them being elderly people who were clearly unable to stay hanging around the city until 1:30pm. We paid for a €20 return ticket and there was no reason for us to be denied the return trip to the port, despite the coach being completely empty.

After our 2 hour wait for the 1:30 coach back, people rushed back to the coach. Everything was terribly organized, people had doors shut in their faces even though the coach was full leaving them without a seat and the company couldn't care at all for their safety so they had to stand for the whole trip.

Overall, if you want a quick and fairly cheap roundtrip to Brugge and plan to spend most of the day there (avoiding the stupid 1:30 return) then they'd be decent for you. However if you're unable to walk around for too long, are disabled or elderly I wouldn't recommend this company unless you can timekeep perfectly.
Written 16 May 2022
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Glenn K
1 contribution
The wait for the buses was significant— the buses were overcrowded— people were sitting on the floor and steps. The 3:00pm return bus from Brugge never arrived so the last bus at 3:40 had MORE than double the number of passengers that the vehicle was designed for. Very unsafe and very uncomfortable.
Nonetheless the staff were very pleasant— but the organization was TERRIBLE.

PS we’d done this tour several years ago and all was well then — but not this time.
Written 14 May 2022
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John R
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
We booked a trip through Viator,paid for it online and on the day we were refused entry onto the bus.they said our ticket was invalid but the rest of our party were okay.our ticket was clearly in date and paid for and we was before the 12 mid day cut off point which didn’t make any sense at all.once we stated all that they merely just said we can’t do anymore and that taxis would cost €50 to and from Bruges etc so that straight away dampened our day as it limited our spending in the town centre etc,and then we had the hassle of trying to find our friends as taxi driver dropped us in the town centre.all in all Bruges is a very nice city but our travel experience was awful to get there and back
Written 22 March 2022
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MxCa
Hi John, I am referring to our chat we had earlier today. I am convinced you did not make it to our meetingpoint as we are not located INSIDE the cruise terminal but just OUTSIDE the cruise terminal. The directions (30 meter from the cruise terminal) are clearly stated in the product description and your voucher. So I literally don't know to whom you talked with and said that you could not use our shuttle service. It was clearly not one of our team/representatives. Our shuttle service correctly up and running from 08h30 untill 12h00 (noon). In the afternoon, from Bruges to Zeebrugge, there were also shuttle busses from 14h30 - 17h30. Our Product description: Just take the free port shuttle which the local port authorities provide from your cruise ship to the cruise terminal. Once arrived: go to the main exit, turn left twice and at the opposite of the street you will find our headquarter where our friendly staff will take it from there. So in that aspect I am very sad for you, our customer, for not getting to our meeting point to join and use our hassle free shuttle service, to enjoy our beautifull city without stress. At the other side I am even more sad that you just gave us two bad reviews about our service, two bad reviews about something that apparantly isn't our fault. :/ Our employees do everything in their effort to offer a top product as they are literally living for it. Those reviews aren't helping at all. Kind regards Cruise Express
Written 22 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sueq22
Coventry, UK21 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We took this shuttle out of Zeebrugge on the 24th May to Bruges. Going into Bruges was very efficient. The return journey was a shambles. We got to the pick up point at 12.45 to get the shuttle back at 1. A coach arrived at 1 and the driver told us he was not going back to the port and another coach would be coming. This coach arrived five minutes later and we all got on. We expected to leave straight away but we were made to wait until 1.30 which was the time that the next shuttle was due out. Therefore we were later arriving back at the ship. This needs consideration before you book.
Written 27 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cruise_Express_Sarai
Dear client Many thanks for your review – we deeply appreciate it when our customer tell the things like they are. Nice to hear that our the outward journey was very efficient. As you have experienced the outward journey, you should also have experienced the return journey. Sorry to hear this was not the case as there was likely a miscommunication between our drivers. A working point that we have resolved in the meantime to avoid such miscommunication. We hope you had a lovely day in Bruges. Kind regards The Cruise Express Team
Written 27 August 2019
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JaneRichard
Pembroke Pines, FL104 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Had read a negative review before booking this shuttle, but thought they would surely resolve the problem before our arrival.. NO they didn’t. Even though we paid for the shuttle in advance, we had to wait in line with many others to exchange our voucher for tickets. We probably waited at least an hour on a rather cold windy day. Eventually, we were escorted by a nice, but totally overwhelmed, young girl to an area inside with seats and restrooms. We were the last passengers allowed on the bus. Our time in Brugge was marred by the fear of having a similar experience on the return trip. Maybe this whole ordeal could be avoided if you are not on a cruise ship with many, many people trying to board. I certainly cannot recommend taking a chance though.
Written 19 May 2019
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Jacqueline A
1 contribution
May 2019 • Couples
We used the free red port bus from the ship to the terminal and then asked at information to find out where to catch the shuttle bus to Brugge. Cost £34 return for 2 adults and worked well for us. Pre book online.

You can get to Brugge a cheaper way though if you take a bus from the terminal to the station. From there you can catch a bus to Brugge for 3 euros each way.
Written 18 May 2019
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KirkhamTravel
Preston, UK11 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Prebooked this great reviews. Arrived on MSC Preziosa. Got ashore and told to go around to get a ticket. It said we had a ticket but sadly had to queue to get physical ticket. Long queue and only one person serving. Then told you have to pre-book your return transfer to get back as they are so busy you cannot be guaranteed to get back if you don’t! Not what we paid for. It also appears that there is only ONE bus for everyone! A complete DISASTER and why is this being recommended? Do NOT use is my advice.
Written 23 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Cruise Express Bruges
Beverley A
Beverley A
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Smooth transfer
Just returned from five day p and o cruise.When we docked in Brugge we pre booked with cruise express to transfer u
Carly134
Carly134
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Good value transfer
Our cruise offered transfer from port to Brugge for £48 however we pre booked this coach transfer which was £17 ret
Rbben
Rbben
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Cost Effective Way to Get from Port to Town
We looked into various ways to get into Bruges from our cruise ship in Zeebruges. Taxis were at least 50 Euros each
bramblyhedge8
bramblyhedge8
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Excellent Service, So Much Cheaper Than Booking With Cruise Line!!!
Second time I have used this shuttle transfer. Fantastic!! Booked in advance in the UK for £18 but you can pay on
foutrelecamp
foutrelecamp
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Absolute rip off
I have had to pay €80 for a half an hour bus ride just to bridge bit back in the uk to get on a bus to somewhere on
orth1
orth1
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It Works But Not that Simple
We were able to get back and forth between the cruise terminal and Bruges, but be prepared for it to take more time
nyconcierge2017
nyconcierge2017
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Medieval transfers!!
I was grateful to have made arrangements for Cruise Express, which I found out about on Trip Advisor, way in advanc
889elsier
889elsier
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Problems
There was a long line to check in. The bus driver got lost. Then he drove into town instead of dropping us at the d
U9442BMpauls
U9442BMpauls
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Unbearable Heat and Humidity in the Coach
Easy to book and find by the port but drivers are not very friendly and the small shuttle coaches have no windows o
Chris J
Chris J
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very good service
we used this service for the second time from the cruise port to the centre of bruges. The bus is comfortable and t
Jinxs69
Jinxs69
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Broken down bus
Been sat on a broken down bus now for 25 mins at zeebrugge. No announcements - bigger queue forming outside. Ver
Mouzi50
Mouzi50
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Great going out, chaos coming back
Title says it all, no problems going out, good info etc but coming back was terrible - no idea which coach was ours
Haydn C
Haydn C
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Hassle free way to get to Bruges but check the departure times
Booked this online after reading about it on cruise forums as a way of directly reaching Bruges from Zeebrugge that
Tony36
Tony36
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Worked llke a treat - which it was.
No greeting at the big, glass, impressive Main Exit / Entrance Building from where the Port shuttle bus drops you o
denise l
denise l
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Excellent service
Instead of taking the cruise ship transfer bus we had booked online with Cruise Express. Fares were around £19 each
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