Has anyone traveled this way recently? I don't know if I should purchase tickets to Any Belgium Station or just to Brussels. Their website says it does not include IC trains to Brugge but further down the page it says all cities in Belgium are included with the Eurostar ticket. It is very confusing. Thanks in advance.
I have no answer for you but everyone in this forum refers questions like yours to the website maninseat61.com. He is the last word on rail travel in Europe and the UK.
Choose Any Belgium Station.
See here about travelling from Brussels to Bruges
And you can take any train to Brugge from Brussels that day, and spend some time in Brussels.
Ticket prices to Any Belgian Station should be a few bucks more than just to Brussels, but more convenient and less than the cost of a separate Brussels-Brugge ticket. You CAN use this ticket on InterCity trains, which are most of the service to Brugge. What you can't take are Thalys and ICE trains.
This is the reply I received from seat 61.com.
"They mean German ICE and Thalys.(are not included). NOT Belgian domestic IC (intercity) trains
Buy to any Belgian station then use ANY train on the Brussels to Bruges route. " In case anyone else needed this info.