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Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

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Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

This summer I will be arriving in Zeebrugge on board a cruise liner. In an effort to avoid the cruise-sponsored tours, I would like to travel on my own into Bruges for the day. What is the easiest way to get to/from Bruges? If by train or bus, how close are the docks to the station(s)?

I would be grateful for any advice anyone cares to share. Thanks!

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1. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

There are certainly buses to Brugge from the ferry terminal which I think must be next to where the cruise ships dock, although I don't know whether the local bus 791 (Zeebrugge to Brugge) goes out that far. Brugge station is about 8 miles away from the port, and unless things have changed since I was last there, there is a railway station right by the ferry port - many years ago I came off a boat and got straight on a train that stopped at Brugge and Gent on the way to Brussels. There is a map on here: www.aferry.to/Zeebrugge-ferry-belgium.htm

Jabbeke / Brugge
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2. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

We think the railway-station 'Zeebrugge-Strand' is +/- 1km from the docks.

The ticket one-way to Bruges costs 2,40 € . There is train every hour, in the morning and evening every half hour.

You can tcheck on site www.nmbs.be (available in english)

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3. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

HI

A similar question - is it easy to get a taxi from Zebbrugge to Bruges as we are travelling there by liner in April - with elderly parents.

Any info on taxis and or on public transport would be welcomed. Thanks

Brugge
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4. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

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5. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

How did this work for you? We will also be on a cruise in August and was wondering how you got to Bruges.

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6. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

Firstly, the cruise ship docked nowhere near the ferry terminal. It was in the dock near the start of the canal by Zweedse Kaai. There appeared to be a tram runing along Kustlaan (a road also called N34a) at the end of the dock.

The shuttle bus ran to Blankenberg where you could get a train to Brugge (or beyond). Taxis are available and cost €45 to the centre of Brugge, 4 of us shared one and it took about 25 minutes, very convenient as I had my mother with us and it took us right to the main market square. If you go by train the station is about 10 minutes walk from centre of Brugge.

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7. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

Thats helpful. We are arriving in Zeebrugge on the Q. Victoria on 7th December- is there any way you can pre book a taxi to go to Bruges and for the return?

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8. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

We are also on Q. Vic. in December and would be interested in sharing a taxi. Is there any way we can make contact?

Edited: 29 November 2009, 14:47
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9. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

read this once I hope it helps :

boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php…

roeland

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10. Re: Transport from Zeebrugge to Brugge

Re contacting another TA member in order to discuss sharing a taxi: if YOU don't want to put an e-mail address up here so they can contact you if they want, I wouldn't expect anyone else to do so!

But you do know that TA has a messaging facility? Go into "Your TripAdvisor" at top right of this page and click on "messages"; if the person you are trying to contact hasn't turned off this facility (as I have), you can try using this to contact them, or if in the meantime they read your message, they can contact you.

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