By train, bus, tram and metro
By train, it often takes less than an hour to travel between two major cities in Flanders. Find out more at Belgian Rail.
For more information about the public bus services, visit De Lijn.
When travelling through Brussels, you can rely on STIB-MIVB to take you around town by bus, tram and metro.
By (rental) car
Another way of travelling, to make the most of your time in Flanders, is by rental car. Take a look at some tips from the European Consumer Centre and search for the car of your choice.
Driving your own car through Flanders is also an option. In that case, don’t forget to check the latest information concerning Low Emission Zones (LEZ) in certain cities.
Low Emission Zones (LEZ)
If you only need to make a couple of journeys, a taxi might do the trick. You’ll find taxi stands at railway stations- and hotel entrances across the big cities. The taxi fare is always displayed on the meter, including the service charge. Minimum or initial fare in Brussels: € 2.40 (daytime); € 4.40 (evening). Average price per KM (0.62 miles) in Brussels: € 1.80 for journeys within the Brussels Capital Region; € 2.70 for a journey outside the region. Average taxi fare between Brussels Airport and Brussels city centre: € 45.00.
Flanders is a wonderful place to explore by bicycle. A rolling landscape with picturesque views, cosy spots by the water, the iconic (cobbled) slopes of the Flemish Ardennes and the restricted-traffic connecting roads between art cities such as Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. The possibilities are endless. Already itching to go? Then you’re sure to find inspiration with the iconic cycling routes. These are nine impressive cycle routes along attractive cycle paths, each based around a central theme.
Would you rather divide that tour around Flanders into sections? Or would you prefer to travel back after your route, tired but satisfied, to the place where your cycling adventure started? The NMBS railway company is your ally on your bicycle tour through Flanders. You and your bicycle will find a place on every train in our country. The BikeOnTrain travel planner tells you which trains are best equipped for this, for example with lowered entrance steps or separate bicycle wagons. Here are a few tips: avoid rush hours, buy your ticket in advance and don’t forget to purchase your bicycle supplement.