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traveling from Bruges to Vernon

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traveling from Bruges to Vernon

Is it faster to travel from Bruges by train to Lille, renting a car there and driving to Vernon or Traveling by train to Paris, renting car there and driving to Vernon? On the map it looks like lille to Vernon a little further. From Vernon we are heading to Normandy area before moving to the Dordogne region.

Thanks, Kathy

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1. Re: traveling from Bruges to Vernon

Hi, if it is trip time that concerns you the high speed Thalys train will out do any pace a car can do. It is about a hour from Bruges (Brugge) to Brussels by IC then about an hour and a half to Paris on the Thalys.

There are frequent trains from Paris to Vernon as well, but this would require a transit across Paris as they do not leave from the station at which the Brussels train arrives.

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2. Re: traveling from Bruges to Vernon

I am not sure about speed, but it would be much more convenient to pick up the car at Lille. You would have only one change of transport, from a train to the car.

With the route suggested in reply #1, you would take an Intercity train to Brussels and change to a fast train to Paris Gare du Nord. Driving out of Paris from Gare du Nord would take considerably longer than driving out of Lille.

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3. Re: traveling from Bruges to Vernon

It might not be faster, but I would pick up the car in Lille and drive across country. Vernon, by the way is in Normandy. For route planning you should see www.viamichelin.com

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