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

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Train  •  28 min

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central Ic

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Line 12 bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 12 bus from Brussels Airport to Trone 12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place 14.7 km

Drive  •  16 min

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place 14.7 km

Towncar  •  16 min

  1. Take a town car from Brussels Airport to Grand Place 14.7 km

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place by train and walk

The journey time between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Grand Place is around 18 min and covers a distance of around 14 km. The fastest journey normally takes 15 min. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), the Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place service departs from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arrives in Grand Place. Typically 812 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
18 min
Fastest journey time:
15 min
Journey distance:
14 km
Services per week:
812
Cheapest price:
€8
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place train and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place is to drive which costs €1 - €3 and takes 16 min.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place is to taxi. Taking this option will cost €21 - €25 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels Airport and arriving at Trone. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brussels Airport - Zaventem and arriving at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Grand Place is 11 km. The road distance is 14.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place without a car is to train which takes 28 min and costs €8 - €10.

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The train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central takes 23 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place 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 Grand Place is to train which takes 28 min and costs €8 - €10. Alternatively, you can line 12 bus, which costs €3 and takes 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place.
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  • Distance: 10.8 km
  • Duration: 28 min

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

Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB) operates a train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central every 15 minutes. Tickets cost €8 - €10 and the journey takes 23 min. Alternatively, STIB operates a bus from Brussels Airport to Trone every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €3 and the journey takes 38 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport - Zaventem to Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central
Ave. Duration
23 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 Trone
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€3
Website
STIB
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
€21 - €25
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
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Brussels Airport to Grand Place
Estimated price
€30 - €60

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

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Bru.-Centraal / Brux.-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place is 15 km. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place.

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