In order to allow the race to take place, car traffic will be restricted in the host cities of the World Championship and it is therefore recommended to get there by train.

The start of the time trial races will be in Knokke-Heist. As the first kilometers pass through the city center, many access roads are closed to allow the passage of the race. Knokke station is located along the course of the race, a quarter of an hour's walk from the start area.

The finish of the time trial races will take place in Bruges, at the location called 't Zand. Many streets in Bruges will be closed to traffic, but the finish line is only a 10-minute walk from Brugge station.

Another option is to combine car with train by using the SNCB car parks. Park your car at a station and continue by train to the World Championships. Rail passengers can benefit from an advantageous rate to park their car in an SNCB car park.

Do you want to attend the departure or the arrival of the race up close? Use the SNCB app to plan your journey and buy your Weekend Ticket (half-price return) or Standard Ticket. Considering the expected crowd, we do not recommend boarding on trains to the coast with your bike this weekend.


The highlight of these time trials will be Sunday 19/09/2021, with the Men Elite Individual time trial. This is why the train offer for this Sunday has been strengthened as follows: :

Additional seats on the following connections 

  • IC Brussels Airport-Zaventem – Brussels – Ghent-St-Pieters - Bruges – Knokke
  • IC Brussels Airport - Zaventem - Brussels - Zottegem - Kortrijk - Bruges - Ostend
  • IC Eupen - Liège - Leuven - Brussels - Ghent-St-Pieters – Bruges - Ostend
  • IC Antwerp - Saint-Nicolas - Ghent-St-Pieters - Bruges - Ostend
  • IC Genk - Landen - Leuven - Brussels - Ghent-St-Pieters - Bruges – Blankenberge
  • IC Kortrijk - Lichtervelde - Bruges
  • L train : Ghent-St-Pieters - Aalter -Bruges - Zeebrugge

Additional trains

  • 6 additional morning trains between 9h00 and 15h00 from Ghent-St-Pieters to Knokke (calling at Bruges).
  • 8 additional afternoon trains between 17h00 and 20h00 from Knokke : 5 to Ghent-St-Pieters, 1 to Antwerp, 1 to Brussels and 1 to Kortrijk, all of them also calling at Bruges.
  • 2 additional evening trains between 20h00 and 21h00 from Bruges: 1 to Antwerp and 1 to Brussels (both calling at Ghent).

Plan your trip with the journey planner on our website or use the SNCB app.

The other time trial races will take place from Monday to Wednesday :

  • Monday 20/09/21 : U23 Men individual time trial + Women Elite individual time trial
  • Tuesday 21/09/21 : Junior Women individual time trial + Junior Men individual time trial
  • Wednesday 22/09/21 : Team time trial Mixed Relay

You can use any train to/from Knokke or Bruges from our regular week offer.

Plan your trip with the journey planner on our website or use the SNCB app.