Airports in Brussels

Brussels has two international airports: Bruxelles-National and Bruxelles Sud.

Bruxelles National is located in Zaventern. It is the main hub in the Belgian capital and it is used by companies such as SN Bruxelles Airlines, Virgin Express. Taxis, trains (every 15 minutes) and buses (bus no.12, every 20 minutes) link the airport and Schuman, the European Quarter in Brussels where all the European Institutions are located. Read reviews of Brussels National airport.

Bruxelles Charleroi Airport is around 30 miles from Bruxelles and it operates mainly low cost flights such as Ryanair. There are trains and buses which run between the airport and the city centre.

Train in Brussels

There are a number of train stations in Brussels : Gare du Nord, Brussel-Centraal, Bruxelles Midi, Brussels Luxembourg and Bruxelles Schuman. Each station offers different routes to other cities in Belgium.

Bruxelles Midi is the international railway station in Brussels and it is linked with London by the Eurostar, Paris by Thalys. The high-speed Thalys train runs from Brussels to The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Cologne.

Public Transport

The public transport system in the city makes it easy with metro, train, tram and bus.

The metro is the best option if you want to avoid traffic jams. The network consists of two lines, 68 stations and is operated by STIB. The metro system is a tourist attraction in itself as it displays paintings formerly on show in the Contemporary Art Museum in Belgium, which were there until the museum closed.

Above the ground you can travel by bus or tram which is also managed by STIB and accepts the same tickets used for the metro service. There are also special day and group passes on offer. For example, Brussels Card enables you to use all the public transport, get into 25 museums, and take advantage of a number of discounts during your stay in Brussels.

One of the most practical ways to travel around the city is by bicycle. There are lots of places where you can hire a bicycle such as Pro Velo which you will find in most of the major parks in the city.

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