CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BRUSSELS AIRPORT AND CITY CENTRE
Brussels International Airport is at Zaventem, and is only 14km from the city centre. For more information please visit the official website: http://www.brusselsairport.be .
The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). Up to 4 trains an hour connect the airport to Brussels North, Brussels Central (situated in the city centre) and Brussels Midi stations.
Information on the schedules of all Belgian and international train services can be found on the Belgian Railways website: http://www.b-rail.be/main/index.html.
(Enter BRUXELLES NAT AIRPORT as departure station or destination.)
Taxis with a taximeter are permanently available in front of the arrivals hall. The fare from the airport to the city centre of Brussels is normally around € 35. Licensed taxis can be recognized by the blue and yellow emblem.
Wheelchair users can order a taxi from Taxi Hendriks:
Tel: +32 2 752 98 00
Fax: +32 2 752 98 01
The bus station is one floor down from the arrivals hall and can be easily reached by using the escalators or elevators.
Express buses operated by the MIVB/STIB (line 12) run a direct service between NATO headquarters and the European institutions in Brussels. This Airport Line only has five stops: Schuman - Diamant - Genève - Germinal and NATO. On working days the buses run from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a frequency of three per hour. Outside of these hours the service is limited to Schuman.
The service is operated with comfortable buses with plenty of baggage storage space.
Tel: +32 2 515 20 00
TRANSPORTATION WITHIN BRUSSELS
The Brussels metro is considered to be very safe, however, please be aware of pickpockets.
On the map below you will find a map of Brussels’ Metro Lines. The journey from the hotels situated in the city centre to the Congress venue will take approximately 20 minutes.
Download the Metro map Brussels
Taxis can be found at specially designated taxi stands, which are located at most tourist attractions and frequently visited places, e.g. around the Grand’Place. There is a starting price which depends on the time of the day. If you leave the city centre, there is an increased rate.
Thanks to the highly efficient road network throughout Belgium, the Brussels Expo is also easy to get to by car. Once you are on the Brussels ring road, take exit 7bis or 8 and follow the signs marked ‘EXPO’. Brussels Expo has the largest car park in the country: Car park C contains over 10,000 spaces.
TRAINS TO OTHER CITIES
Brussels has three main train stations (North, Central and Midi). Trains to Belgian cities go from all three stations. In the Midi Station (or South Station) you can take the Thalys train to Paris (80 minutes) as well as the Eurostar train to London (2 hours and 40 minutes).
Some travel times:
Brussels – Bruges: 1 hour
Brussels – Ghent: 40 minutes
Brussels – Antwerp: 35 minutes
Brussels – Liège: 1 hour
Brussels – Amsterdam: 3 hours
Brussels – Cologne: 2 hours