Brussels Airport

General information

Brussels Airport is the largest airport in Belgium and one of the top 25 busiest airports in Europe. It serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines and TUI fly Belgium. The airport is best known among Belgians as Zaventem Airport.


Where is Brussels Airport situated?

The airport is located north-east of Brussels, near Zaventem (35,000 inhabitants). To reach the airport follow the Brussels Airport signage on the Brussels ring road (R0). After the right exit, continue straight ahead to the airport.

How many terminals does Brussels Airport have?

There is one terminal building consisting of four floors and two piers/concourses. The Departures hall is located at level 3, the Arrivals hall and taxis at level 2, the bus station at level 0 and the train station at level -1.

Pier B is part of the terminal, Pier A can be reached via the “Connector” opened in March 2015. Pier B is used for flights to non-Schengen countries, Pier A for flights to Schengen countries (A gates) and Africa (T gates). Pier A West, the western extension of Pier A, will be opened in 2023.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Brussels Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Belgium.

Airport Distance
Antwerp Airport 32km
Charleroi Airport 48km
Liege Airport 74km
Eindhoven Airport (Netherlands) 89km
Maastricht Aachen Airport (Netherlands) 90km
Lille Airport (France) 104km
Rotterdam The Hague Airport (Netherlands) 117km
Ostend Bruges Airport 118km
Weeze Airport (Germany) 139km
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) 158km
Düsseldorf Airport (Germany) 165km
Cologne Bonn Airport (Germany) 186km
Luxembourg Airport (Luxembourg) 187km



The distance from Brussels Airport to the centre of Brussels is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Brussels.

From BRU Airport to Brussels City centre by Car
15 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Brussels Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Brussels Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Brussels Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Brussels Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Brussels Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Brussels is about € 45.-. Book your taxi at Brussels Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BRU Airport to Brussels City centre by Taxi
15 km
25 min
€ 45.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Brussels Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Brussels Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Brussels Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Brussels Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Brussels Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Brussels Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Brussels Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Brussels Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • TUI fly Belgium
  • Vueling
  • Tunisair


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Brussels Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport, Zaventem

Soundproof rooms, free wellness facilities and an à la carte restaurant with a cocktail lounge are offered at Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport.

Hotels in Brussels

Looking for the best hotels in Brussels? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels

Set a 3-minute walk from the Rogier Square and the trendy Rue Neuve with its many shops and restaurants, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre offers unique views from its top-floor relaxation centre with a fitness room and a panoramic sauna.


Warwick Brussels - Grand Place, Brussels

This luxurious hotel in the heart of Brussels is a 2-minute walk from the Grand-Place and Brussels Central Station. It features free access to the fitness centre and sauna.


Motel One Brussels, Brussels

Motel One Brussels is centrally located in Brussels, a 10-minute walk away from the Grand-Place, the Manneken Pis Statue, the Rue Neuve Shopping District and Brussels-Central Train Station. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire accommodation.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Brussels Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Brussels Hop-On Hop-Off Guided Sightseeing - 24h/48h-Ticket

Enjoy 24-hour or 48-hour unlimited transportation aboard our hop-on hop-off red tour bus. Take advantage of the guided tour and hop off wherever takes your fancy. See the European Parliament, the Museum of Fine Arts and the world famous Atomium.


Brussels: Express Tour with Belgian Lunch, Chocolate, & Beer

Enjoy an authentic Brussels experience on a 3.5-hour walking tour. Sample traditional chocolates, beer, mussels, frites, waffles, and more. See the historic monuments surrounding Grand Place, often described as the most beautiful square in the world.

Tour & transport

From Brussels: Ghent and Bruges Day-Tour

Discover some of Belgium's most beautiful historic buildings on this full-day tour to Ghent and Bruges. From the stunning Saint Bavo Cathedral to the serene Lake of Love, you will walk away with memorable impressions of these gorgeous Flemish cities.


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