How to get to Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – Transportation

For international travelers the airports most convenient for Bruges include Brussels airport (Zaventem) from where it takes about an hour, the Charleroi Airport towards the south of Brussels which is about an hour and half from Bruges and the Ostend Airport which is for charters and private jets. 

Bruges is very well connected by rail. There are regular and frequent trains from Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend and Zeebrugge (the port). The railway station is located to the south of the small city on Stationsplein. It also has a bus terminal next to it. There is a car park on ‘t Zand where one can leave the car and proceed further into the city center on bus or on foot or taxi. Due to the attributes typical to this city including the one-way streets, it is better not to take the car in. Bruges Belgium

By Bus to Bruges (Brugge):
Bruges is connected to London and other parts of Europe by the Eurolines network.
By Rail to Bruges (Brugge):
Brussels to Bruges – From Brussels-Midi station it is about an hour by train to Bruges. From the Brussel-Nat-Luchthaven (in Zaventem) it takes about and hour and a half to Bruges. This could be via Gent, Brussels-Midi or Brussels-Nord stations.
Amsterdam to Bruges – From Amsterdam it could take about nine hours by rail to Bruges. Also one would have to transfer from one train to another. It is better to go from Brussels.
Paris to Bruges – From Paris to Bruges by rail it takes about two and a half hours. One can take the Thalys or TGV to Brussels-Midi and take the Intercity from there on to Bruges. Or one can take the TGV to Lille Flanders and the RegionalExpress to Bruges.
Others – Linked by rail to other places like Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Bologne, Rome, Milan etc. (Transfers required).

By Sea (ferry services) –
1) Daily ferry service available form Hull (U.K.) to Zeebrugge – about 14 hours. Night crossing available.
2) Service available from Rosyth (Scotland) to Zeebrugge – about 17 ½ hours. Night crossing available.
3) Ferry service from Ramsgate (South England) to Ostend.
4) Since Calais is about ninety minutes drive away from Bruges, taking the Dover-Calais ferries is also an option.

For details and trip planner –  Delijn.
Related site : Bruges (Brugge), Belgium – An Introduction ; Official site

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