Belgium Travel Guide

Public Transportation


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The De Lijn bus company provides bus, tram, and trolley service throughout Flanders. In Brugge most buses run every few minutes (less often on Sundays). Several bus lines take you from the station to the city center. In Gent, De Lijn has several trams, and dozens of bus lines. There are stops all over town, and most buses and trams run every 10 to 15 minutes. You can buy a ticket (€1.20) or a day pass (€5) at the bus terminal in Gent or Brugge. You can also pay on board, but the fares rise to €2 and €6 respectively. There are night buses on Friday and Saturday.

If you arrive in Gent by train, take tram 1 for the city center. The fare costs €1.20. You can also buy a pass for a day's worth of tram travel for €5. Buy tickets at the machines in the tram terminus—a tunnel below the rail tracks at the west end of Gent Sint-Pieters train station—they take coins and small bills. You can also buy a ticket from the driver, but as with the buses you will pay more (€2 and €6 respectively).

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