If you travel by car, head for the railway station and use the public car park ‘Parking Centrum-Station‘ next to it. There you can park for 3,50 euro a day. You can leave your car there for several days and pay at the end with a credit card.
A 7-minute walk takes you to our meeting point Oud Sint-Jan.
You can park at the congress centre also, but you pay 6,00 euro for max 10 hours.
International high-speed trains
The Brussels South station is the Belgian hub for international train traffic, receiving multiple high-speed trains from Paris (Thalys and TGV), Lille (Eurostar and TGV), London (Eurostar), Amsterdam (Thalys) and Cologne (Thalys and ICE).
From Brussels South, there are two trains every hour to Bruges with final stops in either Ostend or Knokke/Blankenberge. Please consult the website of the Belgian Railways for information about schedules and fares. It takes 55 minutes to go from Brussels South to Bruges.
Bruges can easily be reached through the airports of Brussels, Charleroi (Brussels South Charleroi Airport) and Lille, so getting to Bruges by plane is by far the easiest way.
It’s easy to travel from Brussels Airport to Bruges by train.
Belgium’s main airport has its own railway station. One train an hour goes directly to Bruges. Otherwise up to 4 trains an hour connect the airport to Brussels South station. There you need to change to Ostend or Blankenberge/Knokke (check ‘By train’).
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
The popular regional Brussels South Charleroi Airport receives several low-cost flights daily from various other cities and regions across Europe.
Although you might take a train to Brussels South, we advise a shuttle bus. Flibco.com offers a direct bus to and from the station of Bruges with a frequency of 9 trips a day. Using this service, you will travel more comfortably, it’s cheaper and often also faster. Booking is cheaper online.
Sure you got tired feet of dancing and walking. So you need a good rest in one of the hundred hotels, B&B’s or holiday rentals in the centre of the city. It will be busy so don’t wait too long to make your reservation.
Bookings can be made through different channels:
- the website of Bruges
- Brugse Ommeland
- Ibis Budget near the railway station
- A youth hostel at 10′ walking from the dance hall
- Parking exclusively for motorhomes