Brussels Airport (BRU)

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Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) also called Brussel Nationaal/Bruxelles-National (Brussels National) or Brussels-Zaventem is an international airport located in part in Zaventem and in part in Diegem (Machelen), 12 km (7.5 miles) northeast of Brussels, Belgium.



Brussels Airport serves as a base for Brussels Airlines, Jetairfly and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU) is the largest airport in Belgium.
Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU) is the largest airport in Belgium.
The airport is located 11 kilometres northeast of Brussels.
The airport is located 12 kilometres northeast of Brussels.
Brussels Airport served nearly 23,4 Million passengers in 2015.
Brussels Airport served nearly 24.7 Million passengers in 2017.
There is only one  terminals, divided in two piers.
There is only one terminal, divided in two piers.
The airport serves as a hub for Star Alliance flights.
The airport serves as a hub for Star Alliance flights.
Brussels-Zaventem is the largest airport serving Brussels, but is not the only one, the other airport serving the city is Brussels-Charleroi located 46 km south, be sure which airport do you fly to.
In 2017 more than 24.7 million passengers used the BRU airport ranking it as the 23rd busiest airport between all european countries. It hosts more than 250 airline companies and does more than 237,000 aircraft movements annually.



Brussels Airport has a single terminal divided in two Concourses: Concourse A and Concourse B.


These two piers can be reached from Arrivals and Departures Level.


See below the main features of both concourses:


Concourse A - Pier A: It was inagurated in 2002 and handles Schengen flights (gates A1-A60) and non-Schengen flights (gates T61-T72)


Concourse B - Pier B: It is only used for non-Schengen flights.


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Brussels Airport in numbers

- 1 terminal with 2 piers / concourses

- In 2017 handled more than 24.7 million passengers

- 3 runways

- Operate with more than 70 airline companies

- 23rd busiest airport in Europe



- Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel located in the Airport

- Shuttle services provided to 14 nearby hotels. Check hotels

- Free Wi-Fi access.

- Dozens of shops and restaurants (most located on pier A)

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There are several transportation options available at Brussels Airport:

- Rail: The Railway Station is located in the airport building, basement level, with direct services across Belgium. The most frequent destination is Brussels South Railway Station (with national and international connections). More info


- Taxi: Located in front of the Arrivals Hall. Fare to Brussels is aprox. € 45.00. More info


- Bus: Bus station is located at Level 0 of the terminal and operate 4 different companies that run to interesting places at Brussels as well as across Belgium. International bus routes are also provided. More info.

Airlines and Destinations

Almost 70 airlines are currently operating flights at Brussels Airport with more than 150 destinations worldwide.

Brussels Airport is the base for Brussels Airlines and acts as a hub for several Star Alliance partners.

The airlines with more flights from the airport are: Brussels Airlines, TUI fly Belgium. Ryanair, Vueling.

The busiest routes from the airport are: Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Berlin, Lisbon, London, Geneva, Malaga, Milan, Frankfurt.


Contact information

Address: Leopoldlaan, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium
Phone: From Belgium: 0900/700 00 (€0.50/min)

From a foreign country: +32 2 753 77 53

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