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Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Is it possible to organize a cheap city – break to the countries like: Luxembourg, Belgium or France? Certainly! Take a look how to organize it!

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Low transport cost

Western Europe is famous for a very good railway system but on the other hand it can be very expensive. What we should do to minimize this price?

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

We recommend to use bus transport, more precisely Flibco! Tickets for this bus are sold on the basis: first come, first served. The prices start from 5 euro.

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Travelling with Flibco can be described as a VIP transport. Usually we had the whole bus only for us! These buses are very comfortable but sometimes Wi-Fi is out of order and there are no sockets.

Free overnight stay

Where is the best and free overnight stay? Certainly at the Charleroi airport! For instance when you arrive at 11 p.m. it doesn’t make sense to go to the hotel, when you go with Flibco early in the morning. This airport is so popular that at 11 p.m. there’s a problem to find a good place!

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Of course the best places are located on the floor in various nooks of the airport. There are two drawbacks: the floor is cold (but you can take a blanket) and at 4 a.m. the airport staff will wake you up. But all in all, we can say that Charleroi airport is our best “sleeping hub”. During our 3 trips, we stayed there every time for at least one night.

Great location

This famous airport is a perfect place for start a lot of trips.

Option 1: Charleroi – Brussels – Charleroi

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

It’s a good destination for the first trip. What is the capital of Belgium famous for? The main attractions are: beautiful Old Town Square, Galeries Saint Hubert, peeing boy and girl and what’s the most important: the best chocolates, fries, waffles and beer in the world! (more details you will find on our blog soon).

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

From Charleroi, you can go there with Brussels City Shuttle (it’s a part of the Flibco). It stops at Bruxelles – Midi. To get to the city center from the stop – Gare du Midi take a tram no. 4 (direction Gare Du Nord) or 3 (direction Esplanade) and get off at Bourse stop. One way ticket costs 2,10 euro (you can also buy a daily ticket).

Trip planner

Tickets

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

How much does it cost?

Flight – 20 euro (you can find cheaper deal)

Charleroi airport lodging – 0 euro

Return bus ticket (Flibco) to Brussels – 10 euro

Public transport in Brussels – 4,20 euro

Accommodation in Brussels (one night) – 28 euro

Full cost per person: 62 euro

Option 2: Charleroi – Ghent – Bruges – Charleroi

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

It’s a very interesting weekend trip. Bruges known as Flemish Venice is famous for picturesque canals, beautiful architecture and unfortunately tourists crowds (soon on our blog).

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Flibco stops at the train station. To get to the city center, get on the bus no. 6 or 16 (in the direction – St. Kruis) and get off at the Brugge Kruispoort stop. There are some interesting windmills.

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

To get to the main square – so called Burg, walk around 1 km or use these bus lines. One way ticket costs 3 euro.

Trip planner

Tickets

Additionally it’s well worth visiting less crowded Ghent (learn more here).

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

To get there take a train from Brugge to Ghent Dampoort (direct trains are available). Here you can find trip planner. Ticket costs 6,5 euro. From the station go about 1 km to the city center. How to return from Ghent to Charleroi airport? By Flibco, obviously!

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

How much does it cost? 

Flight – 20 euro

Charleroi airport lodging – 0 euro

Flibco to Bruges – 5 euro

Public transport in Bruges – 3 euro

Train to Ghent – 6,5 euro

Accommodation in Ghent – around 20 euro

Flibco to Charleroi – 5 euro

Full cost per person 60 euro

Option 3: Charleroi – Metz – Luksembourg – Vianden – Luxembourg – Charleroi

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Flibco stops at Avenue Foch, in the center of French city – Metz. Main attractions can be easily reached on foot (more details on our blog soon). The  cheapest option to get to Luxembourg is you know what… Flibco.

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Unfortunately it stops at the Luxembourg airport. The bus from the airport to the city center costs 2 euro and on Saturdays public transport in Luxembourg City is free. (more information about this city you will find here soon)

Here you can find buses from the airport to the city center.

Luxembourg is famous for beautiful castles. We’re able to visit only one  in Vianden because we didn’t have much time (soon on the blog).

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

Daily train ticket costs only 4 euro. To get to Vianden you need to get on train from Gare Centrale to Ettelbruck. There’s a bus no 570 from Ettlebruck to Vianden (it stops close to the train station). Get off the bus at the stop next to the canal with fountain. Transport by bus is included in the train ticket price.

Trip planner

 

Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

How much does it cost?

Flight – 20 euro

Charleroi airport lodging – 0 euro

Flibco to Metz – 5 euro

Flibco to Luxembourg – 5 euro

Transport from the airport to the city center – 2 euro

Accommodation in Luxembourg – 38 euro

Daily train ticket – 4 euro

Flibco from Luxembourg to Charleroi – 5 euro

Total cost per person: 80 euro

There’s also option 4: Charleroi – Lille – Charleroi, we hope that we’ll visit it soon.

It’s not the end. Flibco operates also in Portugal or Germany. Here’s the full list of stops. As you can see the sky is the limit!

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