Travel

Bruges, a fairy-tale beauty in the center of Europe
Travel By Plain

Via the International Airport of Brussels-Zaventem

From Brussels –Zaventem towards Bruges:

By train:
- Direct connection from Brussels-Zaventem towards Bruges (1 ½ hours travel time). See: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en

From Brussels- South Charleroi) towards Bruges:

By bus:
- www.flibco.com: takes about 2 hours. Please check availability of early booking price (5 euro)!
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www.flixbus.com: FlixBus operates a bus from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Bruges twice daily.

By train: We recommend taking the train from Charleroi-Sud / Charleroi-Zuid to Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid and then taking the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Bruges / Brugge, which takes around 2h 51m.

Via Ostend airport:

there are 3 flights/week from Barcelona-> Ostend

By bus:
- www.keolines.be

Travel By Train

There are international connections to Brussels, capital of Belgium (Eurostar, Thalys, etc). see: https://www.b-europe.com/EN
From Brussels you can take a national connection towards Bruges railway station, see: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en

It takes about 15 minutes’ walk from the Bruges railway station towards the city center. Taxi’s, or public transport are also available at the front & side of the station. Each 2-5 minutes buses ride towards the city center.

Travel By car/bus
Travel Times

1h from Brussels
1,5h from Antwerp
253km from Amsterdam, the Netherlands
295km from Paris, France
306km from Keulen, Germany

Flixbus foresees in internationaal bustransport with stops in Brussel South airport; Lille Europe; Frankfurt Airport (terminal 2), Köln Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Charles de Gaulle Airport en Orly Airport. Tickets: www.flixbus.com

Hotels

Because of the holiday weekend, early booking is strongly recommended. The organization obtained special rates in the venue hotel. However the amount of rooms is restricted and can only be offered for a 3 nights booking.
Room applications can be directed to the local organizer: mmoerman@proximus.be or you can contact the Crown Plaza. In case of the latter be sure to mention "6th EAPCourse

Of course, if you do prefer another location and to book on your own, the following link (non-exhaustive) may help you: https://www.hotelspecials.be/Brugge  

Be aware that cheaper hotels are located outside Bruges center.