Crossable rest areas in Belgium
The following petrol stations and aires de service in allow a hitchhiker to cross over to the other side. This is a complete list for all motorways.
In Belgium service stations are usually opposite, each serving one of both directions. Most often there are service roads or minor roads to and from the service stations, which you can use to walk to a twin service station.
A1 / E19
A2 / E314
A3 / E40
A4 / E411
A7 / E19+E42
A8 / E429
A10 / E40
- Jabbeke, between Brugge and the Calais - Oostende split. Crossable westbound in 20 minutes.
- Drongen, between Aalter and Gent. Crossable eastbound in 20 minutes - on the westbound side, do not try to be smart and walk out at the side, the bush is nearly impassible. You will have to walk to the entrance and walk past the guard-rail (on the inside, obviously) until you reach the fence. Climbing over it out of the rest area is easy, going in it might be easier to just walk on top of the guard-rail.
- Wetteren, between Gent and Aalst. Crossable eastbound in 10 minutes.
- Groot-Bijgaarden, between Aalst and Brussels. Crossable eastbound in 15-20 minutes.
A13 / E313
A14 / E17
- Marke, south of Kortrijk. Crossable northeastbound in 5 minutes.
- Nazareth, between Waregemen and Gent. Crossable northeastbound in 20 minutes; stations are not exactly opposite eachother.
- Kalken, between Gent and Sint Niklaas. Crossable westbound in 20 minutes.
- Kruibeke, between Sint Niklaas and Antwerpen. Crossable southwestbound in 20 minutes.
A15 / E42
A21 / E34
- Gierle, between Antwerpen and the Dutch border. Pedestrian bridge.