Brussels Airport Transportation


At Brussels airport there are national and international trains. The train station is located at Level -1 in the terminal.


International trains

Trains run to a lot of the major cities in the Netherlands like Rotterdam, The Hague or Amsterdam.

Travel time is between 1,30 hours and 3 hours, depending on the destination.

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


National trains

Brussel airport connects with other train stations along the city: North, Central and Midi. During weekends there are trains that go from Luxembourg, Schuman and Etterbeek to Brussels airport.


There are different routes and alternatives to reach different train stations along Belgium. Please, to get more information you can visit: Belgian Railways Website



The bus station at Brussels airport is located at Level 0 where there are three different platforms used by: De Lijn, MIVB/STIB and Antwerp-Brussels Airport Express.


De Lijn

Lines 272 and 471: buses go to Brussels North station.

Lines 272, 471 and 620 go to NATO

Lines 359 and 659: buses go to Roodebeek station.


Regional services: To Mechelen, Leuven, Vilvoorde, Jette, Merchtem, Brussels Expo, Haacht, Diegem, Roodebeek and Groenendaal.


Buses that run through Brucargo, buses depart from PlatformB, the other services depart from PlatformA. Inside the perimeter of the airport, De Lijn buses are for free.



It is a express service that goes between Brussels airport and the European quarter in 30 minutes (PlatformC).

From Monday to Friday (8pm) there is an express service (number 12) that only serves the major stops.

During the week, including Saturday and Sunday (and holidays), after 8pm the line is the number 21 and serves all the stops.


It is cheaper to get the tickets with the vending machines, to buy a ticket to the driver is more expensive.


Antwerp-Brussels Airport Express

It is a service that runs between Antwerp and Brussels Airport (and viceversa). It stops at:

- Kon. Astridplein (Central Station)

- Crowne Plaza


Ticket price:

- Adults - €10

- Children - €5

*Price is subject to change.



From Platform E there is a night service bus that runs to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Lille and Paris.



At the airport the licenced taxis are blue with a yellow logo. All of them are metered and wait in front of the Arrivals Hall.


To reach Downtown Brussels is about €50.

To request a taxi accessible by Wheelchair, passengers may get in touch with Taxi Hendriks.

Phone: +32 2 752 98 00



Private Transportation

The most convenient way to get to Brussels city center is with a private airport transfer with myDriver, ride in a premium vehicle directly to your hotel



There are shuttle services from BRU airport that run to the North of France


TOC-TOC company: Phone: +33 20 19 51 89 E-mail:


Hotel Shuttles

Various hotels in the surroundings of Brussels airport offers free shuttle bus service.

To pick up the service: go to Level 0, Platform E on the coach.

We recommend you to confirm with your hotel if you can enjoy with the free shuttle service before arrive at BRU airport.



At the airport there is a special fenced off cycling track (red) that goes from the coach park P15a to the roundabout in Zaventem. There are special places to park the bikes as well as charging stations for electric bikes.


Car Rental

Check here the different companies, offers and prices that do you have to hire a car at Brussels airport. Book online now and make sure that you are going to have your vehicle ready!