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Old 14th Feb 11, 21:36   #1
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Default Zeebrugge port to Train station?

Does anyone know how far the Train station is from where the P&O ship docks in Zeebrugge?

Also where do trains go to from Zeebrugge?
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The trains run to Bruges but you would be better off just pre booking the P&O bus to Bruges
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I though Zebrugge station was only about 1km from the port.
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Zeebrugge does have a railway station but not at the Port (although the Port is rail connected for freight). The station 1km from the port is called Zeebrugge Strand and is only open in June/July/August. It also has a station for the Belgian Coastal Tramway which goes from Knokke to De Panne and is well worth a trip. There is a stop at Oostende so if you want to travel there to see the ferries your best bet is the tram.

The bus from Zeebrugge Port takes you to the nearby station at Bruges. Trains from Zeebrugge are on the Oostende to Brussels line. From Brussels you can catch trains to destinations all over Europe.

If you want to travel to Brussels etc use the shuttle bus to Bruges. If you want to go to Oostende or other Belgium coastal locations take the tram from Zeebrugge.
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The tram (De Kusttram) is the longest tram line in the world and a trip is highly recommended. The web site (in Flemish) is here and there is a good article in English on Wikipedia.

If you have time I would suggest you take the tram from Zeebrugge to Oostende (every 20 minutes, journey time 45 minutes) and spend some time there. You can get the train on from there to Bruges (half hourly, 15 minutes) or Brussels (hourly, 1hr 15mins).

The tram serves other pleasant coastal towns, De Haan in particular is worth a visit.
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