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

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Train  •  18 min

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

$5 - $21

4 alternative options

Line 21 bus, line 65 bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the line 21 bus from Brussels Airport to Lekaerts 21
  2. Take the line 65 bus from Lekaerts to Gare Centrale 65

$5

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

$25 - $35

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport and arriving at Gare Centrale via Lekaerts. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station without a car is to train which takes 18 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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The train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station 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 Central Station is to train which takes 18 min and costs 4€ - 18€. Alternatively, you can line 21 bus and line 65 bus, which costs 5€ and takes 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station.
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  • Distance: 6.6 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

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 $19 - $21 and the journey takes 18 min. Dutch Railways (NS) also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station via Lekaerts in around 42 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $21
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$19 - $21
1st Class
$26 - $29
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Brussel-Centraal
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib.be
Bus from Brussels Airport to Lekaerts
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stib.be
Bus from Lekaerts to Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stib.be
Other operators
Uber Brussels
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$25 - $35
UberBLACK
$35 - $55
VAN
$40 - $60
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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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station bus services, operated by STIB, arrive at Gare Centrale station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station is 14 km. It takes approximately 13 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station.

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