Brussels Airport – General Information
Brussels Airport (Brussel Nationaal / Bruxelles-National) is located in Zaventem, 12 km from Brussels. It consists of a main terminal hub for Brussels Airlines, European Air Transport, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Eva Air Cargo and Saudi Arabian Airlines Cargo, as well as the private Abelag Aviation. In 2005 the airport was declared to be the best airport in Europe by ACI / IATA, based on a survey of 100 000 passengers from all around the world. On October 19, 2006 the airport received another official title - Brussels Airport - Welcome to Europe.
At the airport you can find a bank and a post office, ATMs and exchange bureaus. From Locaphone you can rent mobile phones for your stay in Brussels, and the Internet (including wireless), as well as ports for laptops, can be used in the communication center at the arrivals hall. At the level 0 there are lockers for the luggage, as well as some shopping areas. The terminal also has special facilities for the baby care. It was thought about the people with disabilities – there are relevant parking lots, toilets, lifts, telephones, etc., as well as carts and assistance upon arrival.
Transportation to the City
The airport is easily accessible due to the internal and external ring road of Brussels. Follow the signs "Airport" or "Zaventem".
If you want to rent a car, at the airport you can find representations of Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental and Sixt.
Brussels airport has a special road that provides access to it by bike or on foot, and accordingly there is a special parking lots for bicycles.
Outside the hall for arrivals you can catch a taxi. Taxi Hendriks has special cars for people with disabilities.
The trains of the Airport City Express will take you from level -1 to the three main railway stations in Brussels - Gare Centrale, Gare du Nord and Gare du Midi. There are direct trains to Ghent, De Pan, Leuven, Landen and other cities in Belgium.
The bus stops (three platforms) are at level 0. The De Lijn buses serve the Northern station in Brussels, the building of NATO (line 471) and the subway station Roodebeek (line 659). Within the perimeter of the airport you can use the lines of De Lijn for free. De Lijn buses leave from platforms A and B.
The express buses of MIVB / STIB (number 12 during the week or 21 during the weekend) go to the building of NATO, the area of the European Commission, and the city center (the time durations is 30). The price of the ticket bought outside the bus is 3 euro, and bought in the bus – 4 euro. The bus leaves from Platform C.
Also, from Platforms B buses travel to Antwerp, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Breda. The ticket costs € 10 for adults and € 5 for children.