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    Ypres Train Station

    by shavy Updated Oct 28, 2014

    Such as any places in Belgium Ypres has a small station. It is for us convenient to take trains to and from Brussels

    Ypres is very easy to visit by train from elsewhere in Belgium, they only have two platform, you'll never miss which train you want to take

    There are only 1 or two train each hour going in and out. The train station is about 10-15 min short walk to the center

    From Ypres, there is a train directly to Brussels. This train stops in every station, the trip usually takes about 1.40 minutes up to more than 2 hours depend which hour of day you'll take the train, which you have to change in Kortrijk or Ghent

    The last train departed from Ypres at 9.38 pm, and the train station ticket office is closed at 8.30 pm, so, if you arrive at the station without ticket, no problem at all, you can purchase your ticket at the train conductor

    Outside the train station you will also find the bus station, from here you can take the bus outside the city, it is a bit complicated by taking bus

    If you look at in front of the bus on the upper side, that is the route number and the name of destination
    So it is very important to know which number is the route you want to take or you may ended up somewhere

    Opening hour NMBS Station Ypres
    Monday to Friday 5:45 am 8.30 pm
    Saturday to Sunday and Holidays 6 am 8.30 pm

    Main entrance Bus station The platform
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    Reaching Ieper by train.

    by breughel Updated Jan 15, 2014

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    If you want to reach Ieper by train you can obtain all the info needed in English, German, French or Dutch on following website RAIL TIME, your fast track to rail information: or SNCB Europe for international trips
    Type in under TRAIN SHEDULES your departure station (also outside Belgium for example France, Netherland, UK or Germany) and your destination in Belgium and you will obtain all info about the trains and their operator:

    SNCB is Belgium's main rail operator. It is the country's largest operator and its trains serve every station on the network.
    or better SNCB Europe for international trips

    Thalys, the European high-speed network, connects Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

    This high-speed train connects London to over 100 destinations in Europe, including Brussels and Lille.

    8 HSTs depart from Brussels every day to cross France.

    ICE International
    Every day, the InterCity Express connects Frankfurt or Köln with Brussels and Liège.

    WARNING: Public transport works well in Belgium as long as there are no strikes, no mechanical incidents, stolen copper signal cables or aggressions on train controllers.

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    Train Travel....Ieper Station....

    by Greggor58 Updated Apr 22, 2009

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    The Belgium train service is pretty good....particularly by Canadian standards...the cities and towns it seems to serve easily is quite high...

    I used the train to get from Brussels to Ieper and the trip was smooth and took about an hour and a half...when I arrived in Brussels via Thalys Train service from Paris I checked in with the ticket sales person who spoke French and English as well as Dutch...just to confirm that I was going to the correct platform for the train to Ieper...

    The Station in Ieper was fairly small and the agent on duty was quite helpful.I arrived the evening of Easter was pretty sleepy...not me ...the I was staying outside of town a few kilometers he arranged a taxi for me...

    There are storage lockers here at the Ieper train station as well as an automated ticket machine for train tickets....

    They rent bicycles here also...

    My Thalys ticket was good for ANY Belgium station and cost me next to nothing for the travel from Ieper to Brugge the cost was an even 11 was the fare to travel from Brugge to the National Airport in Brussels...

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    by irisbe Written Jun 12, 2003

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    The traincompany offers a lot of different combined train tickets.
    If you plan to do something extra, please ask for info and prices about B-DAY TRIPS.
    When John and Sarah (Macdoggie) visited in June, we bought us a B-day trip to Ypres which included the trainticket to and from and a the bicycle rental for a whole day (till 8 pm) for the current price of 18 Euro's in total (that was the most expensive as we were 4 distance zones apart from Ypres, so it might be less if you start from another station).
    For that same trip we would have paid close to 30 Euro... only for the train!

    They also have a combined ticket train and a visit to the War museum.

    If you don't want to visit anything at all, and you are traveling with a small group, check if you get reduction for a groupsticket.

    Ok... so we got ourselves a really comfortable bike with 7 or 8 gears on it. You will need those, some parts of Ypres Salient are a little hilly.
    We cycled the Peace route and the plan for that route, you can buy at the tourist information centre. Recently they have translated the back with all the interesting info into an English version! Great! Finally !
    It is great to cycle around here!

    On the picture Sarah & John on the rental bike

    cycling around Ypres Salient, healthy and fun!
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    Be ecological!

    by irisbe Updated Jun 12, 2003

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    Be ecological if you can and leave your car at home! Take the train instead. For those visiting Belgium, Ypres is easily reached within reasonable time from major cities by train.
    The train station is only few minutes walk from the little city centre.
    For those who wants to get more out of their day/train trip I recomend highly to search for a B-DAY TRIP.
    Those trips are combined with extra's at reduced prices.

    Trainstation at Ieper
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    All roads take you here

    by Sjalen Updated Oct 7, 2002

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    You can go both to Calais and Zeebrugge and easily drive from there apart from Brussels.
    If you rely on public transport, there are a decent amount of direct daily trains from for instance Brussels although they tend to be slower than the InterCity ones to Bruges/Oostend/Knokke. From some Belgian cities you might have to change at Kortrijk. Interesting is also that you can get to Kortrijk (Courtrai in French) from the French city of Lille in a short time so this might be worth exploring if you go by for instance Eurostar from London (the Eurostar and national stations in Lille are different but close to each other).

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    Trains to Ieper centre

    by Pavlik_NL Written Feb 24, 2004

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    Ieper can also be reached by train as it is connected to the Belgian railwaysystem. More information about times, scheduels and so on, you can find on their website.

    Entering the fortress in style ... so train?

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