Belgium on Track
Belgium may be a small country, but it’s ideally located in the heart of Europe and boasts some of its most hidden gems.
And, train travel in Belgium is easy since it’s primarily a regional system that takes you from location to location in no time at all. You can conveniently connect to the rails from Brussels National Airport and journey to fashion conscious Antwerp, historic Bruges, and museum-rich Charleroi even if you only have a day to spare. First class accommodations are available at your choosing.
Brussels is also an ideal hub if you want to experience Northern Europe, from the serenity of the North Sea beaches to the buoyant European capitals. Cologne, Amsterdam, London, and Paris are all accessible in less than three hours. And riding the rails for day trips from Brussels is highly economical, considering what you’d pay for a hotel stay in London or Paris.
You can hop on and hop off domestic Belgian trains with a valid pass or ticket. If you prefer to use one of the hi-speed services that link Brussels to its European counterparts (think Eurostar, Thalys, ICE, or TGV International), be sure to have a reservation. Reservations are always included in tickets sold by Rail Europe, but must be purchased separately if you have a rail pass. Need to make a reservation? You can do so here.
For more information on French speaking Belgium contact the Belgium Tourist Board.
For more information on Flemish speaking Belgium contact Visit Flanders.