Right in the heart of Europe, Brussels has superb air, road and rail connections. More than 60 million Europeans live within 300km of Brussels, less than two hours by high-speed train. For those who fly in, it takes only 20 minutes from the airport to the city centre. And when you have arrived, it's easy to move around the compact city, by public transport or on foot.
Train Stations in Brussels
Société nationale des Chemins de Fer belges (SNCB)
There are fivemain stations serving the Brussels-Capital Region, all interlinked.
For all information concerning passenger transport in Belgium and abroad, T (0)2 528 28 28
National traffic: 7 a.m. -9.15 p.m.
International traffic and reservations, Eurostar; TGV, Thalys Info: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; WE: 9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.)
The main stations:
Carrefour de l'Europe 2 - 1000
rue de France 2 - 1070
For London: Eurostar
For Paris: Thalys
For France: TGV
rue du Progrès 85 - 1210
place du Luxembourg - 1040
Rond-point Schuman - 1040
Serves European institutions.
Airport in Brussels
Brussels International Airport is at Zaventem, 14 km from the city centre. Information can be obtained by phone:
Tel (0)2 753 42 21 / (0)2 723 31 11
Flight information: Tel (0)900 70 000 (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Services at Brussels Airport
Timetable at Brussels Airport (complete)
How to reach the city-centre from Brusels Airport:
STIB Airport line
A bus assures connection between the Centre and Brussels National Airport
Info: Tel (0)70 23 2000
B 12 (express bus)
Centre to Airport : rue Ducale, Luxembourg, Rond Point Schuman, Evere, Airport
First departure: 5 a.m. ; last departure: 11 p.m. (September to June: 12 p.m.) ; every 30 minutes
A SPECIAL TRAIN
It assures connections between the city and the airport. The journey lasts about 30 minutes.
Info: Tel (0)2 753 24 40 or (0)2 528 28 28
City - Airport:
North Station: Frequent connections ;
- first train: 4.53 a.m.
- last train: 11.21 p.m.
Central Station: Frequent connections ;
- first train: 4.48 a.m.
- last train: 11.16 p.m.
South Station Frequent connections ;
- first train: 4.44 a.m.
- last train: 11.12 p.m.
Airport - City
All trains stop at the North Station, Central Station and South Station. Frequent connections; first train: 5.32 a.m. - last train: 0.20 a.m. Tickets are on sale in the stations (it is also possible to buy a ticket in the train, but there is a considerable price supplement). 4,30€ (1st class); 2,60 € (2nd class).
Brussels South Airport (Charleroi)
Situated to the south of Brussels, approximately 60 km away, Brussels-South Charleroi airport mainly houses low-cost airlines.
How to get to the centre of Brussels
A bus links Charleroi Brussels-South and the Gare du Midi railway station in Brussels more than 20 times a day.
The timetables are organised to coincide with Ryanair airline flights.
Brussels to Charleroi: The shuttle departure point is situated at the junction of rue de France and rue de l'Instruction (follow "Thalys" exit at the Gare du Midi station).
Charleroi to Brussels: shuttle departs 30 minutes after the Ryanair airline flight arrives at the airport.
One-way ticket fare: 10.00 € (tickets are sold inside the shuttle)
A bus route (route A) permanently links the Charleroi Brussels-South airport with Charleroi railway station. You can then take the train very easily to Brussels. (Combined ticket 10.00 € )
The set price linking Brussels to Charleroi airport is 85.00 €
It takes around 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the centre of Brussels by car via the A54.