The high-speed Thalys train provides direct links to 17 cities including Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne in over 50 round-trips a day. It can even take you from Paris to Brussels in less than ninety minutes. For the cost-conscious, it’s recommended that you book your tickets as soon as possible since this train offers advance purchase discounts. So let’s go. Fill in the blanks. You’re practically there.
The Brussels Midi Train Station, also know as the Brussels-Midi/Zuid Station opened in 1869. The current building dates back to 1949 and is one of Europe's principal transportation hubs. It is the ideal starting point for train travel to Germany, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, as well as being linked to the entire Belgian railway network.
The Bruges Train Station (Brugge) is located just southeast of the city center, about a 12-minute walk from Minnewater Lake. In fact, the entire city of Bruges is within walking distance! Arriving by train is the most convenient mode of transportation as car and bus traffic in the historic inner city has been gradually reduced so as to preserve the unique heritage of Bruges for both locals and visitors.