For a greener city and better air ...travel by public transport!
From Normandy, Eurotunnel and Seaport Calais : Take E40 CALAIS-VEURNE-GENT
From Luxembourg and Brussels : Take E40 Brussel - Gent - Oostende
From Amsterdam : Take E19 ANTWERPEN - GENT and E40 GENT - OOSTENDE
From Paris : Take A1 to LILLE, exit A27-E42 (dir. Brussels), exit A17-E403 KORTRIJK - BRUGGE
Exit 8 Brugge. Towards Brugge pass through 5 tunnels. After the last tunnel you will have a railwaybridge. Take the exit N351 - Brugge Az St Jan directly after this bridge.
Continue for Brugge. At the 2ND crossroads you TURN LEFT. (keep the park on your left!).
Pass 3 traffic lights. After the 3rd lights you follow the BUS lane. (don't go over the bridge!) After, 600 m you turn right and immediately right again into 'Walweinstraat'. Go straight ahead until the canal 'Lange Rei'. Turn right. And take the 2nd street on your right (Annuntiatenstraat). Take 2nd on your left, Baliestraat. (you will see the sign for the hotel).
Straight ahead and left around the St. Gillischurch. We are on the left handside in Collaert Mansionstraat n°3.
Bruges is very easy to reach by train. Avoid rush hour from Brussels (4-6pm) and try the last cars for less people.
*From London Eurostar train from St Pancreas to Brussels Midi. Journey : 1h55
*From Brussels there are 2 direct trains per hour (Direction Gent-Oostende or Gent-nokke/Blankenberge) and journey takes 55min.
*From Brussels Airport there is 1 direct train to Brugge every hour on weekdays. Otherwise there are 4 trains per hour to Brussels Midi/Zuid station where you change for trains with direction Gent-Oostende or Gent-Knokke/Blankenberge with stop in Brugge. Journey : 1h30.
*From Amsterdam you have a Thalys fast train (with reservations) via Brussels Midi or the normal IC to Antwerpen Centraal where you change for the train with direction to Oostende with stop in Brugge. Journey : 2h40-3h30.
*From Paris there a Thalys to Brussels every hour. Here you change for trains with direction Gent-Oostende or Gent-Knokke/Blankenberge. Journey 2h30 www.thalys.com a return ticket might be cheaper than a single ticket even if you go only one way.
*10-ride card : only € 76.00 and valid for 1 year. From and to anywhere in Belgium.
Senior 65+ Ticket : € 6 return from and to anywhere in Belgium (exept border) after 9am.
it's a 35 min walk so easier is to take Bus 4 or 14 and get off at 3rd stop after Market Square (stop 'Gouden Handstraat', 150 m from the hotel, once the bus drives along the canal and has taken the curve to the left you ring the bell and get off at the next stop). Continue along the canal and take 1st street on your left (St. Gilliskoorstraat). At Church go right. The hotel is on your left next to Hotel De Pauw. Tickets cost € 3 on the bus. A taxi costs 9 to 12 euros.
From Charleroi Brussels South Airport
Brussels South Charleroi Airport receives several low-cost flights daily from various other cities and regions across Europe. From 1 June 2014, the bus company Flibco.com will be laying on a direct shuttle bus to and from the station of Bruges with a frequency of 9 trips a day (there and back). Using this service, you will travel more comfortably, it's cheaper and often also faster than other transport alternatives (train, combination of train and bus). Booking is cheaper online. You will pay a surcharge on the bus or at the airport.
The entire city centre has become a blue zone. The use of a parking disc ( max. 4 hours ) is compulsory from Monday to Saturday between 9 and 20 h, not on Sundays or Belgian official holidays. If you stay longer than 1 night it is recommended to book a place on our private carpark.