Bruges Train Station — Bruges main railway station is the biggest railway station in Bruges and one of the busiest railway stations in Belgium. Bruges railway station is a 20-minute walk from the city centre.
Bruges, or Brugge in Flemish, is a treasure-trove of gables, gilded figures and cobbled streets. A Unesco world heritage site, this is a city that has looked after its past. But Bruges lives for the present, too, with a deserved reputation for food and beer.
Tourists are encouraged to reach Brugge by train. Bruges’ railway station provides at least hourly trains to all other major cities of Belgium. Belgium is connected to France, Holland and Germany via the TGV Thalys service with up to 3 trains daily from Paris to Brussels. It takes about one hour to get to Brussels Central Station from Bruges via Gent Sint Pieters.
From Brussels you can easily travel to Leuven as well.
Belgian National Railways – SNCB/NMBS operates rail services to and from Bruges, whose central station stands on the main Ostend-Brussels Intercity line, which connects to the major international Thalys (for Paris North and central Amsterdam) (website: www.thalys.com) and Eurostar (for London) (website: www.eurostar.com) services at Brussels’ Gare du Midi station.
Trains to and from Bruges also connect with cross-channel ferry services at Ostend and Zeebrugge, both a short distance from the city.
Time zone — GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
Currency — Euro
Language — The local language in Bruges is Dutch (Flemish). Many residents of Bruges are fluent in English, and almost all speak at least some.