Local transport


Brussels Airport has a train station in the basement of the terminal. The Airport City Express leaves from the station Zaventem (Airport) four times per hour to stations Brussel-Zuid, Brussel-Centrum and Brussel-Noord, a one-way ticket costs €2.60. Liège and Leuven are also directly accessible from the airport by train. A direct train to Antwerp will be completed in 2010. See also the website for Belgian Railroads (tel: +32(0)2 528 2828).

Car and bus

The airport is along the N-201 and is easily accessible from the outer ring road around Brussels. Follow the signs for ‘Luchthaven Zaventem’. To get to the ring road from the airport follow the signs that say ‘RING’, the exits will take you almost anywhere.

The bus station can be found below the Arrivals Hall. Buses of the company De Lijn goes to the center of Brussels. The buses from STIB/MIVB go to the headquarters of NATO and the European Union and go as far as the train station Brussel-Luxemburg. There is a special SN Brussels Airlines Expressbus that goes every hour to Antwerp. A-one way ticket costs €8.00, for children aged 2-11 years the cost is €5.00.

Car rental - Brussels Airport

The counters for car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall are open from 6:30 until 23:00, here you will find: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


Taxis stand outside of the Arrivals Hall. Cars with a proper permit identify themselves with a yellow and blue sticker, a ride to the center of Brussels costs approximately €30.00.

Airport Parking

Parking facilities are managed by two different businesses. Short and long-term parking at the airport are looked after by N.V. Interparking S.A (tel: +32 2 715 21 10) and there are various possibilities. Express Parking is €2.10 per half hour, Front Parking is €2.50 per hour and VIP Parking is €15.00 per day (plus a one time only insurance of €15.00).

Car Hotel offers facilities for long-term parking along the E-19 and free shuttle services to the terminal, which you must reserve at least 48 hours in advance. The price is €13.00 per day, including guarding the vehicle and insurance, there is also a car wash.