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Welcome to Brussels International

The airport is located eight miles (13km) northeast of the city centre.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

From Brussels International Airport metered taxis available outside the arrivals hall. The drive takes 30-minute journey to Brussels city centre and costs around US$44. Licensed Taxis are recommended and can be recognized by a blue and yellow sign.

Car Parking

The Express Parking Lot is immediately across from the terminal building. The charge is EUR5 per hour, and you're limited to three hours. The short-term P1 and P2 Lots charge EUR4 and EUR3.50 per hour respectively. The Economy Lot is good for long-term parking (up to a week), costing EUR16 per day.

Car Rental

Major car hire companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Budget and Hertz; their desks are in the Arrivals hall.

City Transfers

The train station is located on the lower level (1st Floor). There is a train shuttle service from the airport to the North, South and Central stations of Brussels. The shuttle runs every 15-20 minutes and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. It operates between 5.30am and 12.20am from the airport and costs EUR2.60. A bus station is below the Arrivals hall. The #12 bus on weekdays before 8pm and the #21 at all other times takes passengers to the European Quarter of the city and costs EUR3. There are also buses that serve Brussels Airport to Antwerp;. An airport bus link also operates between the Brussels railway lines and the airport (Tel. +32 70 22 02 00). There are licensed metered taxis available outside the Arrivals hall; the 30-minute journey to Brussels costs around EUR35 (Tel: +32 2 752 98 00).


Tel: +32 (0)2 753 7753.

Departure Tax

Airport facilities include ATMs and bureau de change, a post office, duty-free shops, cafes/restaurants, a beauty shop, a Communications Centre with Internet access, religious services, train information and reservation, travel agency, and luggage lockers. There is also a mobile phone rental office and Wireless LAN hotspot service.

The Flemish, in the north, speak Dutch (60% of the population); the Walloons in the south speak French (40%). Brussels is bilingual, the majority of citizens speaking French. In the east there is a small German-speaking community. English is also spoken.

Euro (EUR) divided into 100 cents. Most credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Diners Club and Eurcard) as are travellers cheques (though it is best to carry them in Euros, US dollars or Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges when exchanging). ATMs are available in all major cities. Banks are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, and are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Some banks close for an hour during lunch. There are however some foreign exchange offices that trade on Sundays.

Local time in Belgium is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
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