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Bruges. How to arrive by plane, car, train. Info and connections


The jewel of Flanders.

Suggestive charm and incredible beauty, in a city where you can breathe an atmosphere of other times. Its enchanting medieval historic center; the colorful houses and buildings; the canals and cobbled streets. There are really many reasons why it is worth visiting this jewel of Northern Europe. A city whose historic center, perfectly preserved, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

A kind of inspiration. Not an extra, but a real protagonist, ready to charm and fascinate visitors. Have no doubts and pack your bags: have a good trip to the capital of West Flanders.



Although it does not have an airport, the city can be easily reached by plane, landing in Brussels, Charleroi, or Lille.



Given the large number of connections, Brussels National Airport is the optimal solution. Direct flights to Brussels National are guaranteed daily from major European and world cities.

As soon as you land at the airport, you can use the train to reach numerous national and international destinations. The Brussels Airport-Zaventem railway station is located on floor -1 of the terminal, a short distance from the arrivals (floor 2) and departures (floor 3) halls. You can buy the train ticket in the special machines. The standard ticket, for an adult, costs around €21.60 (reduced for children under 12, 14.20€). There are some special tickets that allow you to get advantageous rates; the Weekend ticket, for example, allows you to make a round trip, within two days, at a cost of €28.40. It can be used from Friday after 19:00. The journey takes about 90 minutes.

All journeys to / from Brussels Airport are subject to a surcharge of €5.70 per person


Charleroi-Brussels South is an international airport, located in Gosselies, in the city of Charleroi, about 45 kilometers south of the Belgian capital. The second national airport for passenger traffic, Charleroi-Brussels South has become, over the years, the base of Low-Cost airlines. RyanAir and Wizz Air guarantee direct connections to numerous destinations all year round.

To reach Bruges, from Charleroi-Brussels South airport, the best solution is by bus. Flibco guarantees daily connections to the city, directly from the airport terminal. The one-way full fare ticket costs €18.20 (there are no reductions). The bus makes a direct route with a travel time of about 2 hours. The bus stops at Brugge Station (Rijselstraat-Spoorwegstraat). You can buy tickets online, directly here, on the official website.


Brugge is the Central Railway Station from which trains run by NMBS / SNCB depart. It is one of the busiest railway hubs in the entire country. To date, with the cancellation of the Thalys for Paris in the 2015, serves exclusively national routes. From here, local trains and Intercity depart daily for numerous destinations, including Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Liege.


The distances from the main Belgian cities are far from prohibitive. Brussels is about 100 kilometers, passing through Ghent, located almost halfway. Also for Antwerp, similar distances: just over 100 kilometers. All distances can be traveled almost entirely on the motorway section. Please note that in Belgium the roads and motorways are free.

The French Lille, not far from the border, is less than 80 kilometers. Paris, however, can be reached by car, from Bruges, in less than 3 hours; the transalpine capital is just under 300 kilometers. Even for Germany and the Netherlands the distances are quite limited. About 180 kilometers separate Bruges from Rotterdam and just over 250 from Amsterdam. The German Cologne and Frankfurt are respectively 320 and 500 kilometers.

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