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Transportation in Belgium

You'll have various Belgium transportation facilities in the country, as busses, trains, flights rented cabs, etc. are available. So, transportation in Belgium is not a problem at all. Some of the details about Belgium transportation are enumerated for your help.

Flights : Belgium has 4 major Airports, such as Brussels National Airport 1930 Zaventem, Antwerpen International Airport 2100 Deurne, Oostende National Airport
8400 Oostende, and Wevelgem International Airport 8560 Wevelgem.

Approximate flight times: From Brussels to London is 50 minutes and from Antwerp is 50 minutes. From Brussels to Los Angeles is 16 hours and to New York is 7 hours.

International airports: Brussels Zaventem (BRU) ) is 12km (8 miles) northeast of the city (travel time - 35 minutes). The Airport City Express train connects all three main railway stations (Brussels North, Central and South) with the airport, running every 15 minutes, 0600-0000 (travel time - 15 to 20 minutes). The airport station is located on level one below the terminal. Other trains also depart frequently for the city and for destinations all over Belgium. Coaches depart from the airport bus station on ground level for major cities in Belgium , France and The Netherlands. Airport facilities include car parking, post office, banks, bureaux de change, bars, restaurants, incoming and outgoing duty-free shops, medical facilities, computer and fax facilities and conference and business facilities.

Sea Routes : Antwerp is one of Europe's busiest commercial ports, but passenger services generally operate out of Ostend or Zeebrugge. P&O Ferries operates between Hull and Zeebrugge (travel time - 14 hours). Other ferry companies include Online Ferries or Superfast Ferries or Ferry Savers or Trans Europe Ferries.

Rail : The Belgium national railway, Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belges (SNCB), operates frequent day and night trains to destinations in Andorra, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. High-speed trains - Trains à Grande Vitesse or TGV - operate between Belgium and France, connecting Brussels with destinations in Brittany, on the French Atlantic coast, the Côte d'Azur and the French Alps. Cities that can be reached from Brussels by TGV include Bordeaux, Cannes, Chambéry, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Perpignan, Rennes and Valence. TGV trains depart from Brussels and need to be booked in advance. Further high-speed trains are operated by Thalys, a service jointly run by the the Belgium, French, German and Dutch national railways. The main international Thalys trains link Brussels to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Cologne (Germany) and Paris (France).

Highways : There are good road links from most of the European countries. Eurolines, departing from Victoria Coach Station in London, serves destinations in Belgium . From the UK , all road vehicles are carried through the tunnel in shuttle trains running between the two terminals, one near Folkestone in Kent , with direct road access from the M20, and one just outside Calais with links to the A16/A26 motorway (Exit 13). Each shuttle is made up of 12 single- and 12 double-deck carriages, and vehicles are directed to single-deck or double-deck carriages depending on their height. There are facilities for cars and motorcycles, coaches, minibuses, caravans, campervans and other vehicles over 1.85m (6.07ft). Terminals and shuttles are well equipped for disabled passengers. Passenger Terminal buildings contain a variety of shops, restaurants, bureaux de change and other amenities. The journey takes about 35 minutes from platform to platform and around one hour from motorway to motorway. Eurotunnel runs up to four passenger shuttles per hour at peak times, 24 hours per day.
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