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Brussels to Brugge back to Brussels then to Charleroi by train.

Hello, I will be in Belgium in early may for 2 days, a Sunday and Monday. I have a room booked in Brussels. If i wanted to take a day trip to Brugge. Considering I still have to get to Charleroi for the Brussels Sud airport., should I just get the 77 euro 10 ticket booklet for me and my travel partner? I figure 2 r/t tickets from Brussels to Brugge would be close to 60 euros anyway, and then the train from Brussels to Charleroi in route to the airport. And also, if we still have 2 tickets left, does that count for the local metro in Brussels for a day? Thanks!

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I haven't looked today to see if the Ryan Air airport Charleroi has a train these days, but I know that it didn't use to have. I think that you have to use the RyanAir bus. But I may be wrong...

Posted by
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I mean the train to Charleroi and then I think the bus from the station to the airport would be a few euroes extra.

Also I wanted to clear up one question I had. On a day that I use one of these tickets, does that ticket include the day of local metro/buses?

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Trains in Belgium are serviced by the national carrier NMBS/SNCB, the metro and buses in the Brussels region by MIVB/STIB and have their own tickets, but are not interchangeable. Buying a train ticket to train station Charleroi-Sud can include a TEC bus (Walloon public transport) to Charleroi-South-Airport as the website of the airport shows. Selecting to or from the airport see the options in the "Ticket" pulldow menu of the mentioned purchase screen.

There is also a shuttle service between railway station Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi and the airport. Have no experience with it, but think it is a good buy, but my worry would be about possible delays due to traffic jams around Brussels.