How to get to Flanders Fields?

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

Welcome to the northern part of Belgium in the beathing heart of Europe. Flanders is an easy place to travel to, in and around. It has countless flight and train connections. And all of Flanders’ cities are within reach of each other and easily accessible by public transport or car.

How to get to Flanders Fields?

… by car

You can travel to Flanders Fields by car. If you do not have your own transport, a car can be rented from the major as well as from local rental companies which have branches in Brussels, Bruges and elsewhere in and around Flanders.

… 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. Click here for more information about travelling by train.

… by coach 

Half of full day organized 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 centers and other sites in the Westhoek are not easy to reach by public transport. For this reason, if you do not have your own transport, we recommend booking an organized tour or renting a bicycle.

  • By bicycle or on foot:
    The open countryside, towns and cities that make up the historic site of Flanders Fields can be discovered by bicycle or simply on foot. Whichever way you want to travel, our selection of self-guided First World War itineraries will be sure to inspire your own journey to learn about First World War history in Flanders.

Discovering Flanders Fields by bike or on foot

  • By car, campervan or motorbike:

There are many car routes that allow visitors to discover the war landscape and its different landmarks. Or you can even ride a scooter around the various sites in Flanders Fields. Feel the wind, smell the air and cruise along the magnificent Flemish countryside in style. Taking your campervan of packing a tent? Please find more information on  

  • Organized bus tours

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

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