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 (33,000 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 has Brussels Airport?
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.
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.
|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 30 minutes to get to the centre of Brussels.
From BRU Airport to Brussels City centre by Car
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.
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.
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
At Brussels Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Enterprise 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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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 (SN)
- Ryanair (FR)
- TUI fly Belgium (TB)
- Vueling (VY)
- Tunisair (TU)
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Brussels
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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 Walking Tour with Food Tastings
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.
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