The simplest way for people to travel to Bruges is by catching a plane to Charleroi International Airport. The Airport is located around 150 kilometres from Bruges itself, but there are excellent public transport links. Simply take the train from Charleroi to Brussels-Midi and change to a service to Bruges. Airlines serving Charleroi Airport include Ryanair, Wizz Airways and Thomas Cook.
You can easily travel to Bruges by train, thanks to the Eurostar network. The best way is to catch a Eurostar to Brussels, before switching to a service to Bruges. From London, the whole journey will take around 3 hours 30 minutes. At Bruges, the station is located a couple of kilometres to the south of the historic centre. That's not a problem though, as buses like the 62 and 63 stop directly outside the station and run to central destinations.
Coaches are a convenient and affordable way to travel to Bruges as well. Both Eurolines and Megabus provide daily connections between British cities and Brussels, and many services also stop at Bruges. You can also catch a Eurolines service to Liege, which is not far from Bruges, before transferring to local coaches. When you get to Bruges, there are no trams or subway services - but the city has an excellent bus network. Purchase a multi-journey ticket for the best prices.
Bruges is one of Europe's tourist gems - with a unique beer scene, great food and a beautiful medieval city centre to explore. Take a canal tour around the city's many waterways, tour the 14th century Stadhuis and munch some traditional mussels and chips from one of Bruges' many street stalls. There is also a vibrant live music scene, and the beach at Zeebrugge is not far away as well.