Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Are There Ways to Save Money on Trains in Belgium?

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Are There Ways to Save Money on Trains in Belgium?

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Byline: says Simon SIMON CALDER

We are going to Belgium in May. We are staying with a friend in the town of Geel, east of Antwerp and then spending two nights in Ghent. Are there any tickets we can get for the trains that will save us money? Julie Wiley MANY Londoners know Brussels is only two hours from St Pancras but what too few people seem to know is the "Any Belgian Station" option that comes with a trip to the capital. This option costs just PS10 return on top of the Brussels price (from PS69 return). For that extra fiver each way, you can connect at Brussels Midi to any station in Belgium -- from Arlon, in the deep south near the Luxembourg border, to the Dutch frontier in the north and east -- within 24 hours of the arrival of your Eurostar train. Going back, you can start your journey any time from 24 hours before your train departs from Brussels Midi. …

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