Brussels Airport Informational Guide to Brussels Airport - Zaventem (BRU) - Non Official

Brussels Airport Train

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Brussels Airport is linked to downtown by both national and international trains which depart from Brussels Airport – Zaventem Station, located at the basement level.

Brussels Airport to Central Station

Get to Brussels-Central, the main railway station in Brussels, within 17 minutes from Zaventem Airport.

Trains are operated by the national Belgian Railway Company SNCB.

See the schedule of Brussels Airport – Zaventem Station

Brussels Airport to Brussels Midi

Many of the trains from Brussels Airport stop at North, Central and Midi Stations in Brussels.  

See below related information about Brussels Airport Train:

National trains

Brussels Airport connects with other train stations along the city: North, Central and Midi.

There are different routes and alternatives to reach different destinations along Belgium.

See below the average transfer time to the main cities of the country from Brussels Airport:

- To Antwerp: 32 minutes
- To Bruges: 90 minutes
- To Charleroi: 83 minutes
- To Ghent: 54 minutes
- To Luik: 60 minutes
- To Leuven: 15 minutes
- To Namen: 72 minutes

International trains

Trains run frequently to the main cities in the Netherlands like Rotterdam, The Hague or Amsterdam from Brussels Airport – Zaventem Station.

Travel time is between 1 hour and 2:30 hours depending on destination.

On weekends, there are trains to Luxembourg, Schuman and Etterbeek.

Brussels Midi Station

Another option is to go to Brussels Midi Station where stop trains to Cologne (Germany), Paris (France), Lille (France) or London (UK).

For further information, please check SNCB International website.


Brussels Airport – Zaventem Station is located at Level -1 of the terminal building.

You can get there through the Arrivals hall, second level, and the Departures hall, third level.


In case of a short trip by train from Brussels Airport, you may purchase Key Card, which will grant you convenient prices per trip (about € 2.70).

Get further information here.

Where can I buy my ticket?

Tickets are sold in advance through SNCB website or at Brussels Airport – Zaventem Station ticket machines.