From the UK you travel to Bruges by ferry or by Eurotunnel:
Dover (UK) – Dunkerque (F) with DFDS Seaways (crossing: 2h00). Take the motorway E40 to Brugge. Estimated distance Dunkerque – Brugge is 76km or 47 miles (1h driving).
Dover (UK) – Calais (F) with P&O Ferries or DFDS Seaways (crossing: 1h30). Estimated distance Calais – Brugge is 120km or 75 miles (1h30 driving).
Folkestone (UK) – Calais (F) via Eurotunnel (35min). Estimated distance Calais – Brugge is 120km or 75 miles (1h30 driving).
The whole city centre is a 30 kph zone. This means that you must never drive faster than 30km an hour. Motor traffic is not recommended in the city centre, and above-ground parking is discouraged. Several shopping streets are low-traffic or car-free at specific times. From 1 July 2023, the restricted access area will be expanded.
Preferably, you should leave your vehicle in one of the free car parks on the outskirts of the city centre. Paid parking is not time-limited and is cheapest in one of the two centre car parks (Station and ’t Zand). If you are staying in Bruges, check first for the parking facilities near your accommodation. Refer here for info about in parking Bruges. You can find a list of all the public car parks here.