There are 5 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Atomium by train, tram, bus, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, line 3 tram  •  52 min

  1. Intercity
  2. 3

$22 - $24

Cheapest option

Line 820 bus  •  57 min

  1. 820

$4

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. 9.1 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  11 min

  1. 9.1 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  11 min

  1. 9.1 miles

$29 - $40

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Atomium, Belgium?

De Lijn operates a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Atomium every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 42 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $21
1st Class
$26 - $29
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib.be
Tram from Gare Du Nord to Esplanade
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stib.be
Bus operators
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B to Strombeek-Bever Nieuwelaan
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Other operators
Uber Brüssel
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Atomium
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$29 - $40
UberBLACK
$45 - $60
UberVAN
$50 - $70
Taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Atomium
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Limostar
Phone
+32 2 512 01 01
Website
limostar.be

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Atomium is 10 km. The road distance is 15 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Atomium is to drive which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Atomium is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs 30€ - 40€.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron B and arriving at Strombeek-Bever Nieuwelaan. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

It takes approximately 52 min to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Atomium, including transfers.