Belgium Travel Guide provides you with more information on this great destination in Europe, like: ‘How to get from/to the airport?’ and much more…
LENGTH OF STAY
This is a tough one, because it’s my home country, I want to say you can easily spend a week here. But if you’re just visiting through, I would say 3 days. So you can spend one day in our capital, Brussels. Another day in Brugge. And your last day, you can choose between, Antwerp or Ghent.
Brussels Airport is our main airport. It’s located 14 km (8 miles) from the city center. (Locals know the airport by the name Zaventem.)
Our national airline is Brussels Airlines. Most major airlines fly into Brussels. It’s an easy stop in Europe (next to London of course), because Brussels is more or less in the center of Europe. This makes it a good starting point for your travel through Europe.
WAYS TO GET TO BRUSSELS CENTER
Train: The airport train station is located below the terminal (level -1). There are 4 trains an hour to bring you from the airport to Brussels center (stations: Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi). But there are also trains that will bring you direct to the East, South or West of Belgium. Visit Belgian Railways Website to find information and schedules for Belgian and international trains!
Bus: The bus station is located on level 0 and can easily be reached with elevators or escalators. De Lijn, the bus company, has buses to Railway station Brussels North (line 471), but also offers regional services to Leuven, Mechelen,…
MIVB/STIB has an Airport Line that takes you with a 30-minutes express service from Brussels airport to the European quarter. (For 1 journey you pay 3 euros if you buy the ticket outside the vehicle, otherwise it’s 4 euros.)
And there is the Antwerp-Brussels Airport Express that takes you in approximitaly 45 minutes from Brussels Airlines to Antwerp, this on hourly in both directions. (Tickets are 10 euros/adult and 5 euros/child)
Taxi: Taxis are available in front of the arrivals hall. The fare from the airport to the city of Brussels is normally around 35 euros. (Licensed taxis have a blue and yellow emblem.)
For more information: To & From the Airport.
Go from my Belgium Travel Guide to Places to Visit in Belgium for more information on the highlights!Look for the best Belgian chocolates in Brussels or find out Where to eat in Brussels? Or maybe you`re more interested in Bruges tourist information and local insider tips at Best of Bruges.
Because the public transportation is really good in our country, you can consider taking the train to major cities. It’s an easy way to get around our country. Hiring a car is also a possibility, because in two hours you’re from the East to West of our country.
You can also reach Brussels by train. The Eurostar gets you from London to Brussels in 1 h 50 minutes. And the high-speed train (Thalys) connects you to Paris (France), Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Cologne (Germany).