Brussels is conveniently located and interconnected with Europe’s most important metropoles. The Capital of Europe gathers a significant network of expertise and resources as Europe’s decision-making capital and is not the kind of place that you easily forget. The mixture of cultures, events, art, and history are a few examples of what this city can really be proud of. Brussels has something for everyone, either you are the kind of person who wants to get lost in the slight streets of the busy historic centre, doing your casual souvenir shopping or you just want to relax and enjoy a beer with friends at the Parc du Cinquantenaire.
ARRIVING TO BRUSSELS
Brussels is connected to 2 international airports:
Brussels Airport Zaventem (main airport)
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
- Airport is located at 45 minutes from Brussels city center.
- Shuttles every 30 minutes from/to Brussels South Station.
- Connection with city center by: car, public transport (train and bus), shuttle bus, taxis and car rental
- 60km from city center (Grand Place), 50 minutes by taxi, 2 hours by train and bus, 45 minutes by shuttle bus to Brussels Midi Station.
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The main public transport in Brussels is organized by STIB.
The network includes metro lines, which connect the eastern and western districts of the city. Pre-metro lines (trams in the tunnels) complete the metro service. Many metro lines also have above ground bus and tram connections.
You can buy your ticket in various metro stations, in the STIB information offices and also in many newsagents.
Timetable: 6 a.m. – midnight (consult the timetables shown at the stops).
Other means of transportation
Three elements make up the price of a taxi ride:
* the price per km (1,8 € or 2,70 € depending on whether the journey is inside or outside the 19 districts of Brussels)
* fixed charge: 2,40 € (4,40 € at night)
* the waiting time: 30,00 € per hour; certain companies charge reduced fares for journeys to the airport.
Tips and service are included in the price of the journey as shown on the meter, but a small extra tip is always well-received. For all complaints, first note the registration number of the taxi, its brand and colour.
If you would like to explore Brussels and exercise at the same time, there are 3 different ways you can choose from: