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Cheap Holidays from Brussels Airport

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Brussels International Airport (BRU)

A major European hub, Brussels International Airport (BRU) is perfectly situated for quick flights around Europe and Asia, and handles traffic from all over the globe. Located 6.9 miles (11km) northeast of Brussels in Zaventem, the airport was awarded Best Airport in Europe by the Airports Council International in 2005. While that was a few years ago, the level of service has been maintained, and the airy and spotlessly clean airport is a real pleasure to use. You should, however, keep your belongings close at hand, as pickpockets are becoming more common, especially in the public areas before security. Also note that staff shortages have seen the average luggage collection wait-time increase to over half an hour. As it is such a busy hub, queuing times can be significant - but canny travellers can book flights on airlines that make use of the Fast Lane at security, a measure that will decrease your overall transit-time appreciably. Although the shopping options at Brussels International are phenomenal, you're encouraged not to spend too much money on your way in: prices are much better in the city.

Brussels International Airport Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) northeast of the city centre.

Getting to the city from Brussels International Airport

The train station is located on the basement level that connects to Brussels and other major national and international destinations. A bus station is below the Arrivals hall. The number 12 bus on weekdays before 8pm, and the number 21 at all other times, takes passengers to the European Quarter of the city . There are also buses that serve Brussels Airport to Antwerp. An airport bus link also operates between the Brussels railway lines and the airport. There are licensed, metered taxis available outside the Arrivals hall.

Car rental at Brussels International Airport

Major car hire companies are represented at the airport, including Avis, Budget and Hertz; their desks are in the Arrivals hall.

Airport Taxis

From Brussels International Airport metered taxis are available outside the Arrivals hall. The drive to Brussels city centre takes about 30 minutes and costs around €45. Licensed Taxis are recommended and can be recognized by a blue and yellow sign.

Brussels International Airport Facilities

Airport facilities include ATMs and bureaux de change, duty-free shops, cafes/restaurants, a beauty shop, religious services, train information and reservation, a travel agency, and luggage lockers.

Brussels International Airport Parking

The Express Parking Lot is immediately across from the terminal building. The charge is €5 per hour, and you're limited to four hours. The short-term P1 and P2 Lots charge €4 and €3.60 per hour respectively. The Economy Lot is good for long-term parking (up to a week), costing €18 per day.

Airlines at Brussels International Airport

You can get flights to Brussels International Airport on dozens of major carriers, including Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, bmi, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Continental, Delta, easyJet, Egyptair, Etihad, Finnair, Jet Airways, Jet4you, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Qatar, Swiss Air, TAP Portugal, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.

Internet Access at Brussels International Airport

There is wifi internet access available throughout the airport, via rent2connect or any of these service providers: Boingo, Quiconnect, iPass, Telenet, T-Systems, Trustive or WeRoam. Free wifi is available at the attached Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel.

Brussels Airport Business Lounges

There are meeting room facilities for up to 600 delegates in the airport. Additional facilities are available in the attached Regus Skyport Meeting Centre Airport Hotel; and in the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, which boasts dozens of meeting rooms and catering facilities.


Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL)

A secondary airport for Belgium's capital city, Brussels Charleroi Airport (CRL) is a small hub mostly served by low-cost carriers providing connections to popular holiday destinations on the Iberian Peninsula and in Eastern Europe. There are limited connections to destinations in France and North Africa as well. While flights to Brussels Charleroi Airport may be a few euros cheaper, complaints of unreliable public parking and transport, limited shopping and dining facilities, and uninterested service chase many passengers to the larger Brussels International Airport in Zaventem. Because Charleroi Airport is situated 29 miles (46km) out of town, you'll want to arrange your transport into Brussels in advance, as taxi rides can get very pricy very quickly. While it doesn't come recommended as a layover airport, Brussels Charleroi is a popular option for budget travellers on their way to a holiday on the sunny Costa del Sol.


Brussels South Charleroi Airport is 28.5 miles (46km) from the city.

Getting to the city

There is access to Brussels from Charleroi Brussels South airport by car, train or shuttle coach. The highway network connects the airport to northern France and the Netherlands.

Car rental

Rental companies include Avis, Europcar and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are always available outside the passenger terminal and may offer a fixed price to certain destinations. The city is about an hour drive from the airport.


There is a tourist help desk in the arrivals terminal. Other facilities include shops, bars and restaurants, first aid and baby/parent rooms, travel agent and Internet stands, a VIP lounge and a well equipped business centre. There is a bank, a bureaux de change and several ATMs. Facilities for the disabled are also good.


There are four parking options at Charleroi Airport: Express, Locked, Long-term, and Regular. The Regular lot, P1, has a daily limit of €14, while the Locked lot has a daily limit of €18.


Charleroi is a small airport catering mostly to budget carriers. You'll find flights to Brussels Charleroi Airport on Jet4you, Freebird Airlines, On Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air, to a number of popular holiday destinations in Spain and Eastern Europe.


Wi-fi is available throughout the terminal building. You can buy vouchers from Kitty Bar, Meli Melo and Café Liégeois in denominations ranging from €5 to €20.

Business Lounges

There are no business or conference facilities available at Charleroi Airport.

Charleroi Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.


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