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Getting Around Brugge (Bruges) – Car, Train, Bus, & Taxi

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Brugge Transportation

There are many options for getting around Brugge, such as walking, bicycling, and taking the Brugge public transportation. The use of taxis and private cars should be the last choice because they are both expensive.

Walking

Brugge is a nice city for walking. The distance from the train station to the center of the town is a nice walk of about 10 to 20 minutes.

Getting Around by Bicycle

Bicycling is very popular in Brugge. There are special car-free bike paths that are clearly marked. Tourists are able to rent bicycles for a day or longer. Several companies offer guided bicycle tours.

There is an extended network of bicycle paths all over Brussels. It is possible to travel from one end of the country to the other side on bike paths. For example, Brugge is connected to Thorn by the LF5 route, which is 294 kilometers long.

Be sure to lock your bicycle securely when leaving it on the street.

Getting Around by Car

Maintaining a car and the price of petrol is expensive, so most people use alternative forms of transportation.

Getting Around by Bus

Outside the new Brugge train station; there is plenty of public transportation that goes to all parts of the city during the daytime. A public bus to the city center will cost €1.80 and they leave about every two minutes.

There are City Tour buses that take tourists around Brugge for 50 minutes. The tour audio is available in Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. The cost is €16 for adults and €9.50 for children. These tour buses leave from the Markt (the large square in the center of the city).

Getting Around by Taxi

Traveling by taxis in Brugge is expensive. There is a higher rate after 10 p.m. and a lower rate during the daytime. Taking a bus is a lot cheaper; however, the buses do not run at night.

If you happen to arrive at the Brugge train station after midnight, then taking a taxi is the only way for a tourist to get to their destination. A taxi ride during the day for a distance of less than 1 km will cost about €6 to €10. At night, this same ride will cost €8 to €15.

Getting Around by Train

A new train station opened in Brugge during 2015. There are trains that leave from this station to go to cities in every part of Belgium. No trains run after 11 p.m. The train station is closed during the later part of the night until the early morning.

If you are over 65-years old and can show your passport to verify your age, you can travel to anywhere in Brussels for €6.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Brugge transportation.

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