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Transportation within belgium

Hye,

I'm planning to travel to Belgium this easter. I would like to know the recommended transportation to travel between the cities in Belgium. What is the cheapest mode of transportation and should I buy the ticket in advance?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Transportation within belgium

There's generally only one possiblity, which is the train, and unless you are under 26 (when flat-rate €6 Go-Pass 1 ticket has to be bought online) it makes no difference to the price of domestic tickets whether you buy them in advance or not, online or at the station.

Depending on how many trips you would be doing, between which cities, and as regards RETURN trips, on which days (weekday/weekend), you might be interested in Belgian Railways' 10-trip Rail Pass, which costs €76. For example, this would mean paying €7.60 for Brussels-Brugge (1 hr on the fastest, IC, trains), which would otherwise cost €13.80 single, €27.60 return, €14.80 weekend return, covering day return on Sat/Sun.

The Flemish bus company De Lijn runs buses between SOME (few) cities, e.g. Brussels and Leuven, Brugge and Ghent (but not Brussels and Ghent/Brugge). These take more than twice as long as the train but are also cheaper, for example you can get a day pass for €5 - see www.delijn.be/en/vervoerbewijzen/index.htm.

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