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

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord Ic

€8 - €10

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Bus  •  27 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Airport to Schuman 12 / ...

€1 - €8

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Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels 12.9 km

€18 - €22

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels 12.9 km

€1 - €2

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from Brussels Airport to Brussels 12.9 km

€30 - €60

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Brussels is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 12 km. The fastest train normally takes 10 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels train service departs from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arrives in Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. Typically 817 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12 min
Fastest train time:
10 min
Trains per week:
817
Cheapest price:
€8
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:02
Last train departs at:
23:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels train schedules

Trains departing Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Brussels Airport (BRU) → Brussels
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels is to drive, which costs €1 - €2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels is to train which costs €8 - €10 and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels Airport and arriving at Schuman. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Brussels is 11 km. The road distance is 12.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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The train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels bus services, operated by STIB, depart from Brussels Airport station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), depart from Brussels Airport-Zaventem station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €1 - €8 and takes 27 min.

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  • Distance: 10.8 km
  • Duration: 12 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €8 - €10 and the journey takes 12 min. Alternatively, STIB operates a bus from Brussels Airport to Schuman every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €3 and the journey takes 27 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
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Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €11
Bus operators
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Bus from Brussels Airport to Schuman
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
De Lijn
Phone
070 220 200
Email
delijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Zaventem Luchthaven Perron A to Schaarbeek Sint-Maria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
De Lijn
m-ticket
€2
single ticket
€3
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brussels - Zaventem Airport to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels Zaventem Airport to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Your Private Driver
Phone
+32 466 24 16 94
Website
yourprivatedriver.be
Viabrussels
Phone
+32 49 42 63 06 5
Website
viabrussels.com
Taxis Bleus
Phone
+32 2 268 00 00
Website
taxisbleus.be
Prestige DRIVER
Phone
+32 493 84 65 91
Website
prestigedriver.be
Gentle car service
Phone
+32 497 11 17 61
Website
taxi-aeroports.be
Brussels Taxis
Phone
+32 484 97 59 75
Website
brusselstaxis.be
Airport-driver.be
Phone
+32 488 09 36 51
Website
airport-driver.be
Airport Taxis
Phone
+32 28 81 02 02
Website
airport-taxis.be
Jayride
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Brussels Airport to Brussels
Estimated price
€30 - €60

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels bus services, operated by STIB, arrive at Schuman station.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels is 13 km. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels.

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