To optimize the quality of life and perception, no coaches are allowed in the city center of Bruges.
Coaches park on the coach parking at Kanaaleiland (along the Bargeweg). Groups can safely exit and enter on the reserved drop-off zone at the Bargeplein (also along the Bargeweg) on walking distance from the historic center. The Bargeplein is a much-asked starting point for guided visits. There are toilets and in case of bad weather there is a canopy for shelter. The location is frequently served by De Lijn city buses and taxi companies.
The mandatory drop-off area for coaches on the Bargeplein (on Bargeweg) is going to be extended. Unless unforeseen circumstances arise, the works will take place between 7 November and 14 December 2018. The current drop-off areas will not be accessible while the works are being carried out. During this period, passengers can embark and disembark coaches at the Interparking car park on Kanaaleiland (also on Bargeweg). Whilst the works are being carried out, this car park will be available free of charge (during this period only) for periods of up to 30 minutes for coaches to drop off and pick up passengers. The entry ticket must not be validated and can simply be used as an exit ticket.
Only coaches dropping off/collecting passengers with luggage at/from their hotel get exceptional access to the inner city. Excursions or contemporary transfers by coach from the hotel are not allowed and are only possible with pick-up/drop-off point at Bargeplein (Kanaaleiland). The police control the strict compliance of these arrangements!
Coaches transporting visitors with mobility issues can be granted special access to the city centre as long as permission is given by the police in advance. Requests should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.