If you plan to cycle around the province's excellent network of trails, pop in to any tourist office and ask for a copy of the Fietsnetwerk (bicycle network) map for the regions you are interested in. There are four: De Kust, Westhoek, Brugse Ommeland and Leiestreek. Each map costs €8.
You can order the maps in advance by following the links to the webshop at www.westtoer.be.
There are daily sailings from Hull, UK to Zeebrugge's P&O ferry terminal with a free shuttle bus connection to Bruges.
DeLijn provides regional bus and tram services in West Flanders, including the popular Kusttram line which links communities along the coast.
West Flanders has a spiny network of local and rural roads linking the many small villages and towns. Speed limits can be slow, but distances are short and the scenery is pretty.
The E40/A10 motorway from Brussels and Ghent continues to Bruges and onwards to Ostend.