Getting to Bruges from Zeebrugge
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Trains to Bruges run hourly, fare is approx. €8 return
Azura 2017 - Iceland
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This month, but I don't know if it changes for June, there's only one train per hour (11mins past the hour Blankenburge-Bruges, 36 mins past the hour Bruges-Blankenburge). Since the time that your shuttle arrives at the station is pot-luck, and you have limited return times, the train may cost you a lot of time.
Taxis on the quayside are an exhorbitant €50 each-way, but some are 6/7 seaters so if you're amongst the first off the ship you should be able to share at reasonable cost pp. They'll drop you where you want - probably the GrosMarkt/Belfry
Ship's transfer buses to Bruges (charged) aren't allowed in town, the drop point is about a 15 min walk. Usually there's a little shuttlebus from drop point to town, about €1 e/w, but its a pleasant level walk
Made for a very nice day at a fraction of the ships tour or transfer.
Thank you, this is a great help. I hope you are having a lovely time. We haven't been on the Azura, only Ventura and the Arcadia. We sail tomorrow heading for Dublin, Iceland, Norway and Brugge will be our final stop. You will have to let us know what the Azura is like and we could perhaps think about it for another holiday! I see you have been on it once already and the Ventura a few times so it will be interesting to hear your views. Thanks for sparing the time to respond, I hope the weather is good for you.Actually we are back home now as Bruges was the full stop on a lovely cruise. If you like Ventura then you will like Azura. Virtually the same ship. Only differences really are that Azura has the paid for Retreat at the front of the top deck and has the Glass House where Ramblas is on Ventura. Other differences are minor. Azura has the seascreen where Ventura has the coveted pool.
I would be happy to go on either ship dependant on itiniary and price. Enjoy your cruise.