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Brussels Airport is the major international gateway into Belgium and Flanders; note there are no commercial domestic air services within Belgium. It's well connected to Belgium's national rail network, making it easy and inexpensive to get to Flanders' major cities.

By road, the airport is 70km from Ghent and 111km from Bruges, from where it's a further 28km to Ostend and the Belgian Coast.



Flanders is home to the Tour of Flanders road-bike race. The region's gently undulating bucolic terrain lends itself to easy rides; an impressive network of well-marked paved cycling paths criss-cross Flanders from the Salient to the sea.

Check out these comprehensive resources to aid in planning your cycling adventures:

Cycling in Flanders:


Visit Flanders:


There are many international bus routes that pass through the Flanders region.

The main players are Eurolines, FlixBus and DeinBus, with regular scheduled services from various cities into Bruges, Ghent, Ostend, Ypres and smaller cities.

The GoEuro website ( and app lists many routes to assist with planning.

Car & Motorcyle

Belgium has an excellent highway network which continues to improve. It's easy to get between most towns and cities in Flanders, with average travel times rarely longer than one or two hours.


All but a few of Flanders' cities are on the NMBS/SNCB rail network, known locally as the 'B'. The company website is your best resource for up-to-date information on the variety of discount passes and fares available.