Getting There -- Because it lies in a corner of Belgium that's awkward to reach, some visitors combine a visit to Ypres with a trip to Bruges or the nearby seacoast resorts. Trains depart hourly from Bruges. Look out for the Dutch name, Ieper, on the station name board. The trip takes around 1 hour and you may need to change trains at Kortrijk. Going by bus from Bruges is a bad option unless you have time to take in every haystack and hamlet along the way. By car from Bruges, take A17/E403 south to the Kortrijk interchange, and then A19 west; from the coast at De Panne, take N8 south.
Visitor Information -- Toerisme Ieper is in the Lakenhalle, Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper (tel. 057/23-92-20; fax 057/23-92-75; www.ieper.be). The office is open April to September Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, and weekends from 10am to 6pm; October to March, hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and weekends from 10am to 5pm.
Getting Around -- Sights in town are easily reached on foot, though if you're arriving by train you'll save time by taking De Lijn (tel. 070/22-02-00; www.delijn.be) bus no. 20 to the Grote Markt from the bus station adjoining the rail station. Taxis often are available at the rail station, or call Taxi Leo (tel. 057/20-04-13). Bicycles are available (Apr-Sept) to rent from the rail station for 9€ ($14) daily.