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Note: flight, boat, train and bus timetables change constantly, and airlines come and go, so please do not rely solely on this information for your travel planning. Check with relevant companies, or a flight search engine like Skyscanner, first.
The key international airport is Brussels.
Key airlines from the UK:
Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Ryanair and EasyJet, Flybe.
Key airlines worldwide:
Lufthansa, KLM, Swiss, TAP, Air France, United, Delta, American Airlines, Iberia, Thai Airways.
Brussels International Rail station is the main hub, reachable by Eurostar from the UK.
Belgium being in the Low Countries, the absolute best way to get around is by bike. Brussels and Antwerp have a municipal bike hire system, like those in London and Paris, and you can hire bikes individually in Ghent and Bruges. It’s a great way to see the city and is safe.
Otherwise, trams ply the streets of Antwerp and Brussels, and taxis and buses are frequent.
You can hire a car, but we would recommend weekenders to arrive in the country by train - the most fun way to travel - and thereby to avoid parking nightmares. All 4 cities are easy to navigate on foot, too.