There are 4 ways to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station by train, 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  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Central Intercity

$20 - $22

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station 8.7 miles

$35 - $45

Drive  •  13 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station 8.7 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  13 min

  1. Take an Uber from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station 8.7 miles

$26 - $40

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $22 and the journey takes 16 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Central
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $22
Website
belgianrail.be
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$20 - $22
1st Class
$27 - $31
Other operators
Uber Brüssel
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$26 - $40
UberBLACK
$40 - $55
UberVAN
$45 - $65
Taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station
Ave. Duration
13 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

How far is it from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station?

The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Brussels Central Station is 11 km. The road distance is 14 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station?

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station is to drive which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station?

The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs 30€ - 40€.

Is there a direct train between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Brussels Central Station?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport and arriving at Bruxelles-Central. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station?

The train from Bruxelles-Nat.-Aéroport to Bruxelles-Central takes 16 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.