How to get there?

By air

Brussels Airport, the hub of Brussels Airlines, is a major European airport with numerous daily international connections. It offers direct access via highway and train. Upon arrival at Brussels Airport, proceed to the train station located on level -1 in the Arrivals Hall. From there, you can board a train to Bruges.

There is one direct train per hour to Bruges, with a travel time of approximately 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train to Brussels South and transfer to a train with a stop in Bruges (trains to Oostende, Blankenberge or Knokke).

The journey from the Airport to Brussels South takes 20 minutes, while the journey from Brussels South to Bruges takes around 1 hour.

One-way train tickets cost 25.20 Euro (regular fare).

For further details and timetables, visit

Arrival in Bruges

When arriving at Bruges railway station, you can take a taxi to your hotel (5 to 10 minutes’ drive to the hotels in the city center) or walk there (10 -20 minutes for the centrally located hotels).

The central railway station is located at a 5 minutes’ walk from the Concertgebouw.

By car

Bruges is conveniently situated near the E40 highway, offering excellent road access from various parts of Europe. It is approximately a 3-hour drive from Paris, a 2-hour drive from Amsterdam, and just 1 hour from the Channel Tunnel.

Parking in Bruges

When entering Bruges by car, at the roundabout either go left and park your car under the ‘Zand square’ (Parking ‘Centrum’ for 1,500 cars) or go right and park your car in car park ‘Centrum Station’ next to the train station (located on your right-hand side). This is a much cheaper car park for about 1,500 cars. The Concertgebouw is located at a mere 5  minutes’ walk from the parking at the train station.

The venue, parkings and hotels are visible in the below interactive map