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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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station is to drive which costs 1€ - 3€ and takes 13 min.
The quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Brussels Central Station is to taxi which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 13 min.
The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Brussels Central Station is 11 km. The road distance is 14 km.
The train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruxelles-Central takes 18 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.
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 41 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Bruxelles-Central. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.
The nearest airport to Brussels Central Station is Brussels (BRU) Airport which is 10.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Antwerp (ANR) (38.9 km), Charleroi (CRL) (43.6 km), Lille Lesquin (LIL) (93.2 km) and Eindhoven (EIN) (99.2 km).
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 41 min.
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bruxelles-Central
- Ave. Duration
- 18 min
- Every 15 minutes
- Estimated price
- $19 - $21
- Book at
- 2nd Class
- $19 - $21
- 1st Class
- $26 - $29
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.
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Brussel-Centraal
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