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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  •  23 min

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

16€ - 18€

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Line 12 bus  •  52 min

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

3€

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Taxi  •  16 min

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

28€ - 35€

Drive  •  16 min

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

1€ - 3€

Towncar  •  16 min

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

Brussels Airport (BRU) → Grand Place
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  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grand Place is 800 14689.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Grand Place is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Grand Place is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

Last updated: 25 Oct 2020
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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 quickest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place is to taxi which costs 28€ - 35€ 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 37 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 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 23 min and costs 16€ - 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 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 23 min and costs 16€ - 18€. Alternatively, you can line 12 bus, which costs 3€ and takes 52 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: 23 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 Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. every 15 minutes. Tickets cost 16€ - 18€ and the journey takes 18 min. Alternatively, STIB operates a bus from Brussels Airport to Trone every 20 minutes. Tickets cost 3€ and the journey takes 37 min.

Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 18€
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
16€ - 18€
1st Class
22€ - 25€
Bus operators
STIB
Phone
+32 70 23 20 00
Website
stib-mivb.be
Bus from Brussels Airport to Trone
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€
Unknown
STIB
Other operators
Taxi from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Grand Place
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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
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

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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 Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. 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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