Plan your trip with the useful travel information on how to get to Flanders and how to visit Flanders Fields.

Map Flanders Fields

Travelling To Flanders

By air:

The nearest airports are Brussels Airport and Charleroi Airport

By train:

There are high-speed trains from Paris, London, and Amsterdam to Brussels and Lille. 

By car:

There are motorways from Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, and the coast to Flanders Fields. There are also motorways from France to Flanders Fields.

By Ferry:

You can travel by ferry from the UK to Calais or Dunkirk (France) by the following companies: P&O Ferries , DFDS Seaways

Travelling To Flanders Fields

Visitors can reach Flanders Fields by car, train or organized coach tours. 

To Flanders Fields by car:

The easiest way to travel to Flanders Fields is by Car. If visitors do not have their own transport, a car can be rented from the major as well as from local car rental companies which have branches in Brussels, Bruges and elsewhere in and around Flanders. Click here for more information about car rental companies.

To Flanders Fields by train:

It is possible to travel by train to Ypres from every city in Flanders. This will generally require a change of train in Kortrijk. Seat reservation is not required, train tickets can be purchased at the railway station before departure. More information about travelling by train. 

To Flanders Fields by coach:

Half or full day organised coach tours are offered to and in Flanders Fields, incorporating the main sites and the Last Post ceremony.

Visiting Flanders Fields

Some of the cemeteries, visitor centres and other sites in the Westhoek are difficult to reach by public transport. For this reason, if visitors do not have their own transport, we recommend booking an organised tour or renting a bicycle. 

Visiting Flanders Fields by car:

There are many car routes that allow visitors to discover the war landscape and its different landmarks. More information can be found on www.flandersfields.be


Cycling in Flanders Fields:

There are a number of themed cycling routes that will take you past WWI heritage sites. These routes can be viewed at www.flandersfields.be. You can also find a list of cycle hire companies that operate in Flanders Fields on this site. 

Visiting flanders fields by organized bus tours:

Several operators offer small-group or private tours taking a standard or customised route in Flanders Fields. It is also possible to visit iconic places in France.

  • 2XPLORE FLANDERS FIELDS
    Standard or customised tours
    Max. number of participants: Standard: 8. Bigger groups possible
    Duration of tour: Half day/full day
    Departure: Ypres or other place as agreed
    Price: from €35 to €80 p.p. depending on the tour
    Website: www.2xplore.be
    Booking: info@2xplore.be or +32 475 519828
  • BIKING BOX CYCLETOURS
    Guided bicycle tours. Possibility of bus transport to departure and from arrival, bicycle rental service (road bicycles, electric bikes, tandems).
    Max. number of participants: No limit
    Duration of tour: Half day/full day/several-day cycling holidays
    Departure: Ypres
    Price: Prices range from €12 to €28 p.p., lunch and bike rental not included
    Website: www.rentaguide.be
    Booking: info@rentaguide.be or +32 488 40 74 40
  • QUASIMODO TOURS
    Standard tour: Visits to Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Hill 60 preserved battlefield, a German cemetery, bunkers and craters, restored trenches, Hooge Crater Museum, Essex Farm Cemetery and dressing station (John McCrae site), the town of Ypres and the Menin Gate, and various memorials to the British Forces (including ANZAC and Canadian).
    Max. number of participants: 28
    Duration of tour: full day
    Departure: Bruges
    Price: €67.50 incl. light lunch, excl. drinks
    Website: www.quasimodo.be
    Booking: info@quasimodo.be or +32 50 370 470
  • RENT A GUIDE
    Mines of Messines tour, Passchendaele tour, the last 100 days of the Newfoundland Regiment tour, in the footsteps of a relative, and more.
    Max. number of participants: 7
    Duration of tour: Half day/full day
    Departure: Ypres or your accommodation
    Price: Half day €150/group, full day €350-400/ group (lunch and admission fees not included)
    Website: www.rentaguide.be
    Booking: info@rentaguide.be or +32 488 40 74 40
  • WESTERN FRONT GUIDE
    Possible tours are: The Anzacs from Fromelles to Passchendaele, Canada 1917: The Birth of a Nation in Europe, My Relative on the Front.
    Max. number of participants: 7
    Duration of tour: Half day/full day
    Departure: Ypres
    Price: half day €35 p.p., full day €55 p.p.
    Website: www.westernfrontguide.com
    Booking: info@westernfrontguide.com or + 32 497 29 15 57
  • FRONTLINE TOURS
    Visits to Ypres, the Yser river, and Poperinge. Tours in Dutch, English, French, and German. Themed tour: “In the footsteps of Hitler and Churchill”. Also tailor-made tours.
    Max. number of participants: 19
    Duration of tour: 2 hours/4 hours
    Departure: Ypres or your accommodation in the Ypres-Poperinge region
    Price: 2 hours: €25 p.p, 4 hours: €40 p.p.
    Website: www.frontline-tours.com
    Booking: info1@frontline-tours.com or +32 488 40 74 40

Flanders fields from the air and on the water:

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