Brussels National Airport
Brussels National is the most important international airport in Belgium. It is located in the small town of Zaventem, about 10 kilometers from the Capital of Belgium. The airport is based on the companies Brussels Airlines, TUIfly, and Thomas Cook Airlines. Brussels National is structured in a single large terminal that is spread over several levels. The train station is located on the -1 level; stationing of buses and taxis are at the 0 level; arrivals are located at the 2 level, and departures at the 3 level. The 2 and 3 levels are connected to the two "PIER" (A and B) of the airport.
Brussels National is a highly practical and efficient airport, equipped with all the necessary services. You will find shopping areas, bars, restaurants and even places for meditation and worship for all religions. Some areas are located in the departure hall, but the majority are located after passing the controls and are TAX FREE. Free Wi-Fi is available virtually anywhere.
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The airport is directly connected to the main European and world destinations. Here is a list of the main companies and direct connections * to Brussels National Airport:
Adria Airways: Ljubljana.
Aegean Airlines: Athens.
Aer Lingus: Dublin.
Air Algérie: Algiers, Oran.
Air Arabia Maroc: Casablanca, Fez, Nador, Tangier.
AirBaltic: Riga, Tallin.
Air Canada: Montréal-Trudeau.
Air Europa: Madrid.
Air Malta: Malta.
Air Moldova: Chisinau.
Air Serbia: Belgrade.
Air Transat, seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau.
Alitalia: Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino.
All Nippon Airways: Tokyo-Narita.
Austrian Airlines: Vienna.
Blue Air: Bacău, Bucharest, Iaşi. Seasonal: Constance.
British Airways: London-Heathrow.
Brussels Airlines: Abidjan, Accra, Agadir, Alicante, Hamburg, Athens, Banjul, Barcelona, Basel / Mulhouse, Berlin-Tegel, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bologna, Bremen, Bristol, Budapest, Bujumbura, Conakry, Copenhagen, Cotonou, Krakow, Dakar, Douala, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Faro, Freetown, Funchal, Geneva, Gothenburg, Gran Canaria, Kigali, Kinshasa-N'djili, Lisbon, Lyon, Lomé, London-Heathrow, Luanda, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan-Linate , Milan-Malpensa, Monrovia, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mumbai, Nantes, Naples, New York-JFK, Nice, Nuremberg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Ouagadougou, Paris-CDG, Porto, Prague, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Bromma, Strasbourg, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tenerife-South, Toulouse, Turin, Toronto-Pearson, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw-Chopin, Zagreb. Seasonal flights: Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Calvi, Catania, Crete-Heraklion, Dubrovnik, Figari, Florence, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Lourdes, Malta, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, St. Petersburg, Seville, Thessaloniki , Washington-Dulles.
Bulgaria Air: Sofia.
Corendon Airlines: Antalya, Bodrum, Bourgas (from May 2017), Dalaman, Faro (from April 2017).
Croatia Airlines: Zagreb.
Czech Airlines: Prague.
Delta Air Lines: Atlanta, New York-JFK.
EasyJet: Bordeaux, Nice.
El Al: Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion.
Ethiopian Airlines: Addis Ababa.
Etihad Airways: Abu Dhabi
Eurowings: Salzburg, Stuttgart.
flybe: Hamburg, Basel, Billund, Birmingham, Hanover.
Freebird Airlines, seasonal: Antalya, Bodrum.
Hainan Airlines: Beijing-Capital.
HOP !: Bordeaux, Lyon.
LOT Polish Airlines: Tallinn, Warsaw-Chopin.
Lufthansa: Frankfurt, Munich.
Nouvelair, seasonal: Djerba, Monastir.
Onur Air: Antalya.
Qatar Airways: Doha.
Royal Air Maroc: Casablanca, Nador, Rabat, Tangier.
Ryanair: Alicante, Hamburg, Barcelona, Berlin-Schönefeld, Dublin, Larnaca, Lisbon, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Milan-Malpensa, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Rome-Fiumicino, Treviso, Valencia. Seasonal flights: Grenoble, Ibiza.
Scandinavian Airlines: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda. Seasonal flights: Gothenburg.
SunExpress, seasonal: Ankara (from June 2017), Izmir.
Swiss International Air Lines: Zurich.
Tailwind Airlines: Antalya, Eskişehir.
TAP Portugal: Lisbon.
Thai Airways: Suvarnabhumi.
Thomas Cook Airlines: Agadir, Almería, Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Marrakesh, Palma de Mallorca, Sal, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife. Seasonal flights: Burgas, Chania, Corfu, Crete-Heraklion, Djerba, Dubrovnik, Girona, Ibiza, Kos, La Palma, Málaga, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Mykonos, Ohrid, Paphos, Rhodes, Rimini Santorini, Split, Tivat, Varna, Zante.
Transavia, Seasonal: Crete-Heraklion, Tenerife.
TUIfly: Agadir, Alicante, Almería, Antalya, Banjul, Boa Vista, Cancún, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Málaga, Marrakesh, Marsa Alam, Miami, Montego Bay, La Palma, Pristina, Punta Cana, Rabat, Sal, Santo Domingo, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tenerife, Tirana, Varadero. Seasonal flights: Ajaccio, Athens, Bastia, Bodrum, Brač (from May 2017), Brindisi, Burgas, Catania, Chania, Corfu, Crete-Heraklion, Faro, Girona, Crete-Heraklion, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Ibiza, Izmir, Jerez de la Frontera, Kittilä, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lourdes, Menorca, Mykonos, Naples, Olbia, Orlando-Sanford, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Ponta Delgada, Reus, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Thessaloniki, Varna, Zakynthos, Zanzibar .
Tunisair: Djerba, Enfidha, Monastir, Tunis.
Turkish Airlines: Istanbul-Atatürk, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen.
Ukraine International Airlines: Kiev-Boryspil.
United Airlines: Chicago-O'Hare, Newark, Washington-Dulles.
Vueling: Alicante, Barcelona, Málaga, Valencia. Seasonal flights: Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela.
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From Brussels-National, it is possible to reach the center and several cities, with connections by train or bus.
The train is the solution that combines speed and convenience. Thanks to it, you can reach many national and international destinations. In less than 20 'you arrive in Brussels; about 30 ', instead, to reach Antwerp.
Brussels Airport-Zaventem train station is located on the -1 of the terminal, a short distance from the arrivals hall (2 floor) and departures (3 floor).
Here are the journey times for the main destinations in Belgium and Holland:
- Amsterdam (Netherlands): 90 min
- Antwerp: 32 min
- Bruges: 90 min
- Brussels-Central: 17 min
- Charleroi: 83 min
- Dordrecht (Netherlands): 90 min
- Ghent: 54 min
- Liege: 60 min
- Mechelen: 11 min
- Rotterdam (Netherlands): 105 min
- The Hague (Netherlands): 125 min
For more info, the official railways website is available. from this link.
The bus is the most economical solution to reach Antwerp, the center of Brussels and the surrounding areas.
The stop is located under the arrivals hall; it can be easily reached, using the escalators or the elevators, following the appropriate indications.
The bus AIRPORT LINE of the MVIB-STIB, connects the Brussels national airport to the city center in 30 minutes. From Monday to Friday, until 20: 00, is the line 12 which only makes the main stops. Every day after the 20: 00, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the line 21 which instead makes all the stops. The ticket, if purchased outside (automatic machines, and at the airport) costs € 4,50. On board, instead, you pay 6,00 €. More info on the official website.
AIRPORT EXPRESS ANTWERP-BRUSSELLS, instead is the rapid line connecting the airport with Antwerp (Koningin Astridplein). The bus operates directly with the only stop at the Crowne Plaza upon request. The journey takes about 45 minutes. The ticket costs 10,00 € for adults and 5,00 € for children up to 11 years. It runs every hour, in high season, from Monday to Sunday, from 03: 00 in the morning until midnight; in low season, every hour from 06: 00 to 23: 00. More info on the official website.
* The list is subject to change. All links, updated, are available on the official website brusselsairport.be/en/