I have booked my journey to Brussels on Eurostar but as suggested by other readers that the Eurostar Ticket is valid for any Belgian Station (WITHIN 24 HRS), I was thinking of going to Bruges first and then coming back to Brussels on the same day.
IS IT TRUE THAT YOU CAN TRAVEL WITHIN 24 HRS OF YOUR JOURNEY IF YOU HAVE A EUROSTAR TICKET.
Yes I plan on doing this same thing on Tuesday, I'll get the Eurostar to Brussels and then go on to Bruges. You cannot go to Bruges and then back to Brussels without paying though, it doesn't give you a free travel pass to go around Belgium all day it just means you can go to whichever Belgian station you choose on your outbound journey.
Yes, this is true.
I've travelled on the Eurostar maybe 20 times. I love it more each time.
Yup, it's true, but it's not an all you can travel ticket. You have to be going in the correct direction to your intended destination (i.e. you can't leave Brussells going East or South if you are trying to go to Brussells, or via Antwerpen etc, as that isn't a recognised route between Brussells and Brugge.
And of course the reverse also works - you can start your journey back to Brussells with that up to 24hours beforehand from any Belgian station.
Rich (with well over 150 Eurostar trips so far....)
[ Edit: Edited at Jul 10, 2006 11:12 AM by Gelli ]