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Location information for Bruges

Car rental Bruges
Car rental Bruges

Introduction

Bruges is the capital of the province of West-Flanders. In the past the city had a direct connection with the sea via Het Zwin, but that connection silted up. The city's port is now Zeebrugge, 20 kilometres to the north-west of the city. The centre of Bruges is a big open air museum of medieval building: house fronts, canals, bridges and all beautifully restored. This is not to say that the historical centre of the city is in any way 'dead', far from it. People live, work and party.

Population

The city has 120,000 inhabitants, one in six of whom live in the old centre.

Location

Bruges is located in the north-west of Belgium, not far from the Dutch border (Zeeuws-Vlaanderen).

Economy

The historical city attracts many domestic and foreign visitors. Many of them are day trippers, but more than a million visitors stay in Bruges for one or more nights each year. This means that tourism is an important pillar of the local economy. The port of Zeebrugge is part of the municipality of Bruges. Although this port is nowhere near as big as that of Antwerp, it is experiencing a healthy growth.

Airports

The national airport of Brussels International Airport (or: Zaventem Airport) is located at some 120 kilometres from Bruges and it can be reached via the E40. Private aircraft can also use the airport of Ostende-Bruges at 25 kilometres from the city. In addition, there is the airport of Charleroi (140 km), which budget airlines refer to as 'Brussels South'.

Public transport

The station of Bruges is located along the railway Ostend-Brussels-Cologne. This means the city is easy to reach from many European cities. At the station square you will find the city buses. Buses leave for the centre with an average of 2 minutes.

Traffic and parking

Bruges is easy to reach via the E40 motorway: Calais - Ostend - Bruges (exit nr. 8) - Gent - Brussels. Gent is half an hour's drive away, Brussels and Antwerp an hour's drive. The coast is barely 15 kilometres away.

Cars are kept out of the city centre as much as possible. There is a speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour and there are many one-way streets. You can park in the city centre using a blue parking disk, for a maximum of four hours. It is more convenient to park your car in one of the five public car parks (P-Rand), which are situated around the historical centre. The rates are not high, the car parks in Bruges are the cheapest in Belgium. A free bus will take you from the car park to the heart of the old city.

Hotels

There is a wide range of hotels available in Bruges and there are also many bed & breakfast accommodation. The most popular and cosy accommodations are located in the city centre, but they are often fully booked. We recommend booking your room in advance, especially during the summer.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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