What bus to catch from the Brugge Train Station to the Center City? How frequently do they run and is there a shuttle that runs directly between the two points? On a map this looks to be about 1-1.5 km; we'd normally walk it, but my wife has injured her foot and walking is not an option.
Any bus outside the station that says "centrum" on the front will take you to the market square. But if it were me I would just take a taxi, I find buses a pain to deal with with luggage. It's such a short distance the fare won't be prohibitive expensive plus they will drop you off right in front of the hotel.
A tram will take you more closely into the center than a bus. Depends on your destination.
There haven't been trams in Brugge for about fifty years, you're getting it mixed up with Ghent.
those buses marked "Centrum" are convenient, frequent and comfortable, and easy to find.
Phillip, you're exactly right. I realized my mistake last night right before I went to sleep!
Thanks for the information. The bus will work for us as we won't have luggage. This is a one-day stop on a repositioning cruise and we wanted to visit the city since it is close to Zeebrugge. I've read there are canal cruises in Brugge of a relatively short duration; we'd like to see the city from the viewpoint of the canals. Where does one board a canal cruise? Is there more than one, if so, which is the best for seeing the city. Also, where is a convenient place to rent a bicycle? Finally, where should we go to purchase Belgian Chocolates?
From the main railwaystation you can walk in about 10 minutes to the Minnewater Park /Lake of Love, the Beguinage and all other attractions are nearby, the bus is not directly necessary to my opinion. It´s more if walking can be an issue or for convenience if you want ot go back from the mainsquare to the railwaystation for instance.
I think there are five places on different locations to start the canalboat tour and they do all the same route, as the canals are part of the beaten track you will find them easily.
In the Mariastraat nearby the Church of Our Lady is a rental shop for bikes, but there are more. If you have time, a popular destination is Damme along the canal to the north-east, but you can cycle also through other parts of the historical centre like along the old windmills.
Chocolateshops, for me way, way, way to much, tell me if you haven´t see one.