Getting there and Away

early-medieval trading routes of Frisia

Above the impressive (early) medieval trading routes of the merchant marine of Frisia, even extending into the eighteenth century. These were the routes to reach or leave Frisia. But below we shall supply you with the modern options. 

Getting to the start  

Starting point is estuary ‘t Zwin in Belgium. The trick is to get to the nearest biggest town Zeebrugge (Bruges at sea), or to Knokke. These, and especially Knokke, are closest to estuary ‘t Zwin.

By plane The nearest airport to starting point estuary ‘t Zwin is Flanders International Airport Ostend-Bruges. At the time of writing Ostend-Bruges airport has connections with Alicante, Almeria, Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Burgas, Chania, Corfu, Djerba, Enfidha, Eskisehir, Faro, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Izmir, Kos, Malaga, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodos, Sharm el Sheikh, Tenerife, Varna.

​Other near airports are Zaventem Brussels Airport and Flanders International Airport Antwerp. At the time of writing Antwerp airport has connections with Alicante, Barcelona, Florence, Ibiza, Innsbrück, London, Malaga, Murcia, Andora, Palma, Mallorca, Split and Zürich (CH). Brussels airport has numerous connections worldwide, including all European countries, United States (Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York and Washington), UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), China, Russia and many African destination. 

By rail – Antwerp and Brussels can be reached by international high speed trains in Europe, including Eurostar and Thalys. From here you can take trains to Zeebrugge and -better- to Knokke. Will take you around 2,5 hours. From Brussels this also possible and takes you around 2,5 hours too.

By car – If you have a drivers license and a car, this is a option as well. Be aware, if you hike the Frisia Coast Trail in one time, your car will be at estuary ‘t Zwin for quite a while. 

Getting home

Ribe in Denmark is the end of the trail. Ribe is connected to the rail network and can bring you to Esbjerg, Kolding and Tønder. Nearest airports are Esbjerg, with connections to Aberdeen and Stavanger, and Vojens airport where you can bring your private jet. No regular flights from here. Your best bet is Billund Airport with many connections all over Europe, including with the capital Copenhagen from where you can reach the world. No trains to Billund Airport but public buses go among others to Esbjerg. 

​If you came to the start of the trail by car, we guess you first have to go back to estuary ‘t Zwin in Belgium before getting home finally. 

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