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About Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport is Belgium's busiest airport and is strategically located for easy access to the country's capital, NATO headquarters and European Union buildings. Our Brussels Airport guide highlights terminal facilities, how to get to and from the airport, and nearby accommodation options.


Information desks are available at Departures and Arrivals, respectively. The information desk at the Departures hall is located near check-in row 8.


Driving directions:

Brussels Airport is easily accessible from the Brussels inner and outer ring road – follow signs for Brussels Airport or Zaventem. The journey time from central Brussels is approximately 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Airport Info



Brussels Airport is located 17.5km (11 miles) northeast of central Brussels.

No. of terminals:

+32 2 753 7753

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Three types of buses serve Brussels Airport:
• STIB Line 12 (aka the Airport Line) takes you from Brussels Airport to the European district in 30 minutes. Passengers can purchase a "Go2City" bus ticket from any of the GO vending machines at the bus level and on Platform C.
• De Lijn buses connect Brussels Airport with Brussels North. Passengers can pay via the De Lijn's app, on the bus (with a bank card), or text DL to 4884 (only with a Belgian SIM card).
• The Ringtrambus 820 is a tram bus that provides a fast and frequent connection between Brussels Airport and the Vlaamse Rand (the 19 Flemish municipalities surrounding Brussels). The tram bus departs from Platform D and goes to key places like Brussels Expo, Vilvoorde station, and BruCargo.

Coach: Airport Express ( runs direct shuttle between Brussels Airport and Antwerp. Flixbus ( runs coaches to several European destinations, including Bruges, Paris and Amsterdam. Flibco Shuttle ( serves the route between Brussels Airport and Lille in France.

Taxi: Licensed taxis (with a T-license plate and the blue-yellow airport ZAVENTEM symbol) are available outside the Arrivals hall. You can also call any of the following taxi companies to book in advance – Autolux (+32 2 512 3123), Direct Way (+32 2 772 0000), Modern Car (+32 2 420 1000), Taxi Walter Zaventem (+32 2 720 1000), Unitax (+32 2 725 2525), and Flibco Door2Gate ( In addition, Taxi Hendriks ( has wheelchair-accessible taxis, which passengers can book in advance.

Public transport rail:

Rail: The airport train station is located below the terminal on Level 1. Trains from Brussels Airport go to Brussels-Central (a rail and metro interchange) and other stations in Belgium. The journey to Brussels Central takes 17 minutes. For more information, visit

Terminal facilities


ATMs and currency exchange facilities are available at various points within the terminal building.


Bars, cafés, and restaurants are available in the Departures hall and around Gates A, B and T. They serve everything from Belgian beer to Brussels waffles. Elsewhere in Arrivals, passengers can find a café, snack bar and pub.


There is a wide variety of shops at Brussels Airport, from sweet shops to fashion outlets. Duty-free is also available.


Luggage lockers are available at Level 0, near the exit to the bus station.

Luggage wrapping service is in the Departures area opposite the escalator. Passengers can also find luggage weighing scales there.


Other services available at Brussels Airport include a pharmacy and two multi-denominational worship rooms on Levels 3 and 4, respectively.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Brussels Airport has ten well-equipped meeting rooms in the public area on Level 4, above the Departures and Arrivals halls. All rooms can accommodate up to 70 participants.

Additionally, the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, adjacent to the terminal, has 22 fully-equipped meeting rooms, along with superbly appointed guest rooms and facilities.

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi access is available at Brussels Airport.

In addition, eight Naki device-charging kiosks, each equipped with 48 portable power banks, are also available. Download the Naki app to register, pay and use.

Disabled facilities:

Disabled facilities are available. Travellers who require assistance should contact the airline at least 48 hours before travelling. A Special Assistance Welcome Desk also exists for preregistered passengers.

Car parking:

Car parks P1, P2 and P3, with a total capacity of 10,000 parking spaces, are located less than five minutes' walk from the Departures hall.

Further away, near the freight and cargo facilities, lies a budget-friendly car park that can accommodate 600 cars. Parking spaces must be booked in advance. From there, passengers can take the free shuttle or the De Lijn buses to the terminal building.

VIP and extra secure parking are also available through Interparking (Tel: +32 2 715 2110).

Car rental:

Car hire operators at Brussels Airport include Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Desks for these operators are located in the Arrivals hall.

In addition, passengers can also find car-sharing operators at Brussels Airport. Poppy, Green Mobility and MILES have stations in the "Car Sharing Zone" in P 1, while UFODrive operates from the "VIP Parking Zone".

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