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How To Get From Brussels Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways (Updated 2022)

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We will write how to get from Brussels airport to city center. The distance from Brussels Airport to city center is 15 kilometers. Click here to book online Brussels activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Brussels airport to city center is around 20 minutes. The taxi fare from Brussels airport to Brussels is around €45.

The cheapest way from Brussels airport to city center is by public bus for €3 and Brussels Airport Bus for €4.50.

The fastest way from Brussels airport to city center is by train takes 17 minutes to reach city center for €12.70. You can get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

Read here how to get from Brussels airport to Bruges, Brussels airport to Ghent, Brussels airport to Leuven and Brussels airport to Antwerp. Check the best Belgium travel tips and Belgian food

SIM CARD AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Brussels airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Brussels. Read here Belgium sim card for tourist and best Belgium eSim

You can find the cheapest Belgian eSim with Airalo Belgium eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And Nomad Belgium eSim with similar data packages for $34 USD Nomad Belgium eSim with 20 GB data

Make sure you check Holafly eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Belgium for just $2 USD per day.

WHERE TO STAY IN BRUSSELS

You can access a dorm that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

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BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

TRAIN FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (FASTEST WAY)

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The fastest way from Brussels airport to city center is by train. The trains from Brussels airport to city center are running every 8-12 minutes almost 24/7 from Brussels Airport to Zaventem Train Station. Check here schedule and prices train from Brussels airport to city!

The travel time from Brussels Airport to downtown is around 17 minutes. The train fare is €12.70 one-way ticket. You can buy the ticket in the vending machines at the airport.

Once Zaventem Train Station you can connect by metro to any destination that you are planning to go in Brussels.

BUS FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

The cheapest way from Brussels airport to city center is by public bus. Buses Number 272 and 471 are running from Brussels airport to city. Check here Bus Number 272 and Bus Number 471 schedule and route!

Bus Number 272 travel times from Brussels airport to city is 30 minutes since it’s making more stops and Bus Number 471 takes only 18 minutes since it has less stops.

The bus fare from Brussels airport to Brussels city center is €3 for one way ticket. The public buses leave at platform A or B every 30-60 minutes from Brussels airport.

You can buy the tickets at the vending machine at the airport and you will have 60 minutes valid ticket that you can use in the metro in Brussels too.

Brussels Airport Bus

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Brussels Airport Bus is leaving from Level 0 in Platform C. Bus Number 12 is running from Brussels Airport to Troon Station every 10-20 minutes from 5 am to 12 30 am. Click here to check Bus Number 12 route and schedule!

You can get off the bus at Brussels-Schuman Station and transfer to the metro (M1 and M5). Bus Number 21 is going from Brussels airport to city with Royal Palace as the last destination.

The Brussels Airport Bus fare is €4.50 from the ticket vending machines at Platform C and €6 if you buy on the bus. The tickets are valid on the bus, metro and tram for 60 minutes.

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Metro In Brussels

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The Metro in Brussels is running every 6-10 minutes during the peak hours and after the peak hours every 20 minutes. The metro is open from 5 30 am until midnight. One metro ticket costs €2.10 in the vending machine and €2.50 when you buy inside the bus or tram.

Remember the ticket will be valid for 60 minutes to use in public transportation in Brussels. You can buy a Jump ticket for 24 hours €7.50, €14 for 48 hours and €18 for 72 hours.

Brussels Card

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You can get the Brussels Card and you will have unlimited transportation in Brussels plus free entrance to museums and discounts in activities. It’s a great choice if you are planning to move around the city. For €29 valid 24 hours, for €37 valid 48 hours and for €45 valid for 72 hours.

TAXI FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Brussels airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20 minutes and the taxi fare from Brussels airport to city center is €45. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO BRUSSELS CITY CENTER

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If you are ordering Uber in Brussels you should know that prices are similar to the taxi. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point at the airport. Expect to pay around €40-50 depending on your destination and time of the day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Brussels. Prices are around €50 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €12 per person.

RENTING A CAR IN BRUSSELS AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Brussels’ airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Brussels. It will take you 20 minutes to get from Brussels airport to city center with a private car.

There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day. Get the best deals renting a car in Brussels!

BEST WAY FROM BRUSSELS AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Brussels airport to city center is by public bus for €3 or Brussels Airport Bus for €4.50 since both of them are on a budget and quite efficient. The bus tickets are allowed to use until 60 minutes so you can take the metro in Brussels to your final destination.

If you prefer the fastest option from Brussels airport to city center for €12.70 you can take the train and reach city center in less than 20 minutes. If you prefer comfort check private transfers that can be cheaper than a taxi booking online.

Don’t forget to book your ticket in advance to visit the Atomium and book a day trip to Ghent

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BRUSSELS

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You can access a dorm that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN BELGIUM BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN BELGIUM

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Food budget travel in Belgium can go €20 per day. You can get the most typical snack in Belgium fries for €2-3. For a meal in a local restaurant expect to pay €10-15 per person. You can go down your food budget travel in Belgium cooking in your hotel or Airbnb.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BRUSSELS

In Belgium every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience a high temperature. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhood.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Brussels. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.

Click here to know more about the weather in Brussels.

CASH AND ATMS IN BELGIUM

The currency used all throughout Belgium is Euro just like all European countries. The exact currency of Euro to the dollar is A €1 = $1.03678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Belgium. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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