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Accesibility

Thanks to its favorable location, Bruges can easily be reached by car, train, ship and even plane. 

 

Car

Ghent is at 30 minutes by car, Brussels at 1 hour and GB is so near via the Eurotunnel , the E40  the E19.

 

Train

Bruges, on the important railway line London-Brussels, is accessible by direct trains from all main Belgian cities and various European cities. Only one transfer is necessary when coming from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Milan, Bologna, Rome, Rimini, and many other cities.

Belgian National Railway Company “The Belgian Railways” (NMBS) offer a whole selection of mini-trips and day-trips to Bruges, departing from every railway station in the country.

All-in formulas from neighbouring countries: ‘Städtetouren’ (D), ‘Super Break’(UK), ‘City Tours’and ‘NS-Dagtochten’(NL), ‘Train + Hotel’and ‘Formule Plus’(F).

Info : NMBS, http://www.b-rail.be

New rail connection between Lille and Bruges started May 25th, 2007.

 

Boat

Hull (North England) - Zeebrugge
Zeebrugge is Bruges’ port.  The village is situated at 10 miles from the centre of Bruges.
Daily services between Hull and Zeebrugge. Night crossing, approximately 14 hrs.
Info : P & O Ferries

Rosyth (Scotland) - Zeebrugge
An almost daily service between Scotland and Zeebrugge. Night crossing.
Info : Superfast ferries

Ramsgate (South England) - Ostend
Transeuropa ferries provides a service from Ramsgate to Ostend. Attention : not for foot passengers.
Ostend is situated at approximately 15 miles from Bruges.
Info : Transeuropa ferries

Dover (South England) - Calais (France)
Bruges is now easily accessible from the French ferry ports by motorway. Distance : approx. 75 miles, 90 minute drive. From Dover many companies offer a daily service to Calais.
Info : Seafrance, P & O Stena Line

Dover (South England) - Dunkerque (France)
Dunkerque is situated at approx. 50 miles, 60 minute drive from Bruges.
Here a regular service is provided by Norfolkline
Info : Norfolkline

 

Air

Brussels airport (Zaventem)
Brussels is an important hub in international air traffic. Bruges is within easy reach (approximately 1 hour).

By road (E40 highway to Ostend) or by train: regular trains (every half hour) between the airport and the railway stations of Brussels North or Brussels Central, from there several trains per hour to Bruges

More info : Brussels airport

Charleroi Airport
The airport of Charleroi is approximately a 1h30 drive from Bruges.
Info :  http://www.charleroi-airport.com/

Ostend Airport
The airport of Ostend, at 25 km from Bruges, is fully under expansion. Besides charters, also private jets are welcome here.
Info : Ostend Airport

Usefull link
www.brugge.be/internet/en/toerisme/praktische_info/bereikbaarheid-parkeren/index.htm


Shopping

Bruges is one of the most attractive shopping cities in West Flanders, with a large variety of shops within reach of everyone’s budget.

The main shopping streets are situated between Markt square and the old city gates: Steenstraat, Simon Stevinplein, Mariastraat, Zuidzandstraat, St.-Jakobsstraat, St.-Amandsstraat, Geldmuntstraat, Noordzandstraat, Smedenstraat, Vlamingstraat, Philipstockstraat, Academiestraat, Hoogstraat, Langestraat, Smedenstraat, Katelijnestraat, Gentpoortstraat.

Between Noordzandstraat and Zuidzandstraat you will find the cosy shopping centre Zilverpand.

Most shops are open from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. (some shops have late night shopping on Friday).

The main supermarkets are situated just outside the city centre. (open: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., on Friday to 9 p.m.).

 

Useful links
Bezig Brugge

http://www.bezigbrugge.be/

Shopping Brugge

http://www.shoppingbrugge.be/


Markets

Wednesday (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) on Market square (food)
Saturday (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) on ’t Zand square and on Beursplein (food and non food)
Sunday (8 a.m.-1 p.m.) on Ten Briele (food and non food)
Fish market: Tuesday through Saturday, every morning.
Flea market along Dijver and at Fish market: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. (15th March-15th November)

Weather forecast

Below you will find some useful links to sites giving detailed information on the weatherforecast for Bruges, the coast and Belgium.

 

Weathercam : gives detailed information on the weather in Bruges.

http://users.pandora.be/willems.m/images/Weathercam%20Brugge.jpg

Click here for the weather forecast of the Belgian coast.
Meteo.be : detailed weather information for Belgium.

http://www.meteo.be/
www.webcambrugge.be


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