Arriving in Belgium/Bruges:
Most operators arrive at Zaventem Airport (“Brussels Airport”), while some low budget flights have Charleroi airport as their hub. The latter is less accessible, while the former has frequent trains to Brussels/Bruges. Take any train that stops in Brussels South (“Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid”), and then take a train to Bruges (direction: either Bruges, Oostende or Knokke/Blankenberge). The train takes ca. 1,5 hour.
International trains arrive at Brussels South train station (“Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid”), where direct trains leave for Bruges (direction: either Bruges, Oostende or Knokke/Blankenberge). These trains take ca. 1 hour.
Via E40. Best to keep your car out of the city centre. We advise you to park your car at the train station, and take the frequent bus or walk.
Bruges is a small and walkable town. Mind the bikes, which are coming from both sides (also in many one way streets for cars). From the train station, frequent busses lead to the centre (Market Square). Walking is an option as well: a 20 minute walk from the station via the Beguinage gives you the perfect introduction to the town.