Bruges is like a perfectly designed fairy-tale town from medieval times and it will enchant you with its charm. The picturesque cobbled streets and romantic canals connect the captivating market squares, where you can admire the beautiful towers and historic churches. There's no surprise there are always tourist crowds in Bruges.
The historic centre of Bruges is a fine example of the beautiful medieval architecture in the city. The Brug square is right in the heart of Bruges where you will find four main attractions surrounding the square: the Gothic Town Hall ,the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Old Court House, and the Renaissance Clerk's Office.
Another main square in Bruges is the Markt, a lively spot lined up with imposing buildings. Once filled with merchants and buyers, today is the main tourist hub in Bruges. Here you will find the most important landmark in Bruges, the 12th-century belfry, Tower Hall, as well as, the imposing neo-Gothic Provincial Court.
Bruges is a very compact city and getting around is fairly easy. You can explore the city on foot or get from one attraction to another by bus. Actually, Bruges transportation system includes only one public transport option – the bus. You can get a ticket at the bus office located in front of the railway station. This is especially convenient if you arrive from Brussels airport to Bruges by train and you want to visit the Bruges city centre.
Bruges has an excellent railway connection with the rest of Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent). Also, you can travel to Bruges by train from London, Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne, just to name a few.
The Zeebrugge Cruise Port is one of the bigger ports in Europe and a great starting point for excursions. Once you take off your ship you can get a train or a taxi to Bruges and admire the beauties of the city.
The closest airports to Bruges are Antwerp, Charleroi and Brussels airport. As Brussels airport is the largest airport in Belgium, serving a large number of international flights, it is the proffered way to arrive in Bruges. The distance from Brussels airport to Bruges is 145 km and you can travel by car or public transport.
How to get from Brussels airport to Bruges?
Whether it’s your final destination or just a day trip from Brussels to Bruges, there are several ways to organize your transfer from Brussels airport to Bruges. There is a train station at the Brussels airport where you can take a train to one of the main stations and then change to Bruges. For a direct transfer, you can take a shuttle from Brussels airport to Bruges.
For a comfortable door-to-door journey, you can book a private transfer from Brussels airport to Bruges. The cost of taxi from Brussels airport to Bruges is 111 EUR one way.
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