Destination guide Belgium

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ROAD
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DRIVING IS ON THE RIGHT, PASS ON THE LEFT. SEAT-BELTS MUST
BE WORN, AND CHILDREN UNDER TWELVE SHOULD SIT IN THE
BACKSEAT. SPEED LIMITS ARE 120KPH ON MOTORWAYS AND 50KPH IN
BUILT-UP AREAS. 90KPH OUTSIDE BUILT-UP AREAS, MANY OF THE
LANES ARE NOT MARKED.

CAR RENTAL: MOST POPULAR FIRMS MAY BE FOUND AT THE AIRPORT
IN BRUSSELS.

TAXIS: TAXIS CAN BE FOUND AT TAXI STANDS OR MAY BE STOPPED
IN THE STREET. ALL CABS ARE METERED, WITH RATES BEING ALL-
INCLUSIVE. RATES BECOME HIGHER ONCE YOU REACH THE OUTSKIRTS
OF THE CITY. TAXIS ARE AN EXPENSIVE WAY OF TRAVELLING IN
BELGIUM.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: BUSES SERVE MOST BELGIAN CITIES, AND
TICKETS SHOULD BE BOUGHT ONBOARD. IN BRUSSELS, ANTWERP, AND
GHENT STREET CARS AND SUBWAYS ALSO OPERATE. THE EASIEST AND
QUICKEST WAY OF GETTING AROUND IN THE BIG CITIES IS BY
SUBWAY. TICKETS FOR STREETCARS SHOULD BE BOUGHT ONBOARD,
BUT SUBWAY TICKETS MUST BE BOUGHT AT THE STATION.
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RAIL
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A GOOD WAY TO TRAVEL THE COUNTRY IS BY RAIL. TRAINS ARE
MADE UP OF FOUR CLASSES, WITH EACH ONE BEING A BIT FASTER
THAN THE OTHER. HERE IS A LIST OF THE FOUR CLASSES,
STARTING WITH THE FASTEST:
I/C - INTER CITY, I/R - INTER REGIONAL, P - RUSH HOUR
SERVICE AND L - LOCAL.
SOME TRAINS WILL HAVE DINING CARS, DEPENDING ON THE
DEPARTURE TIME AND LENGTH OF THE JOURNEY. THE FIVE MAIN
BELGIAN RAILWAY STATIONS ARE THE FOLLOWING:
DOMESTIC, INTERNATIONAL AND AIRPORT SHUTTLE - GARE DU NORD.
DOMESTIC AND AIRPORT SHUTTLE - GARE CENTRALE.
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL - GARE DU MIDI.
AUTOTRAINS - GARE DE SCHAERBEEK.
DOMESTIC TRAINS AND DEPARTURE LUXEMBOURG - GARE DU QUARTIER
LEOPOLD.

FOR DETAILS ON PRICES AND TIMETABLES ASK AT THE RAILWAY
STATION INFORMATION DESK.
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AIR
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THERE ARE NO DOMESTIC FLIGHTS.
HELICOPTER SERVICES OPERATE FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO ANTWERP.
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