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Charleroi Airport to Brugge

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Charleroi Airport to Brugge

We are arriving in Charleroi on a Ryanair flight about 2.30PM on Saturday afternoon (tomorrow). We are then travelling to Brugge. We have not made travel plans yet. Can anyone suggest our best option for getting to Brugge. There appears to be some mixed reports about buses/trains/shuttles etc.

From the link on the airport website it looks like we would need to wait a few hours for a shuttle bus.

Can anyone advise. Thanks

Brussels, Belgium
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1. Re: Charleroi Airport to Brugge

They are indeed few and far between, at 03:00, 08:15, 13:45 and 19:15 - and subject to change, on http://www.voyages-lelan.be they suggest you verify times on their website the day before travel, even if you have booked for a specific time!

Other transport methods have been discussed on here extensively before, see (reconstituting into single lines as Tripadvisor cuts off long URLs):





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2. Re: Charleroi Airport to Brugge

The most direct and economical way to travel from Charleroi Airport to Bruges is by train. Train tickets can be purchased at a discount price of 11 euro single to any train station in Belgium in Charleroi Airport at the information desk. This is a considerable saving as the price quoted on the rail network website is 38.50 euros return to Bruges. There is a bus outside the airport which takes you to the train station. You will need to change trains in Brussels but this is not a problem. We only had to wait 10 minutes for our connecting train to Bruges. The rail network is extremely efficient and trains run frequently. It was not a problem at all.

Tampa, Florida
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3. Re: Charleroi Airport to Brugge

Train is the way to go. Traffic on the highway/freeway can get very slow and backed up.

4. Re: Charleroi Airport to Brugge

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