Not too much more for anyone under 26, over 65 or making 10 journey, which can get any journey for a very cheap price (Go Pass 1/10 (1 or 10 journeys between any two stations for 6,40€ or 52€)), Seniorenbiljet (6,50€ for any return!) and Rail Pass (any 10 journeys on the network for 77€) respectivley).
I can confirm that. I am now in Liguria and the cheapest thing here are the trains. And Trenitalia is a lot better than 20 years ago. But that is OT.Expensive ? In western Europe, only Italy bas cheaper trains than Belgium.
On week rends, the return (I.e. two way) ticket is at the price of the single...Friends getting 2 cheap tickets - Sat 9am ish from St Pancras to Brussels , but ultimate destination (for cycling observation) - I assume they can add Brussels to Gent onto their E* booking ?
If not - is there a special weekend cheapo fare to buy at Midi as mentioned above. Thanks in advance.
Thank you - will pass it on !The weekend return to Gent is slightly cheaper, at EUR 10,40, than ES's add-on fare. You can get the tickets easily from the machines at Midi station, there's even a screen in English! Or get a ticket via NMBS's app which is really straightforward to use compared with those I have tried to add to my phone in England.