• Up to six trains an hour to and from Brussels
  • Direct routes to all major cities in Belgium
  • Conveniently to our neighbouring countries

Straight to the station

The train station is located directly under the departures and arrivals halls, at level -1. The platform is easily reached by lift or escalator.

With the train, you can travel from Brussels Airport to various Belgian cities or to our neighbours. Have you just arrived by train at Brussels Airport station? Keep your ticket at hand. You have to scan it at the entrance gates to enter the airport.

To Belgian cities

City trips in Belgium? The train whisks you in no time from Brussels Airport to all the major cities in Belgium.

Your travel time from Brussels Airport:

  • Aarlen: 170 minutes
  • Antwerp: 32 minutes
  • Bergen: 75 minutes
  • Bruges: 90 minutes
  • Brussels-Central (city centre): 17 minutes
  • Charleroi: 83 minutes 
  • Ghent: 54 minutes
  • Hasselt: 65 minutes
  • Luik: 60 minutes
  • Leuven: 15 minutes
  • Mechelen: 11 minutes
  • Namen: 72 minutes
  • Waver: 50 minutes

More information, prices and timetable

Contactgegevens NMBS

Appointment at thetrain.be. You can find detailed information about the timetable here. You can also buy your ticket right away online.

Following the timetable closely.

  • Surf to Brussels Airport Zaventem for an up-to-date timetable.
  • Click on the orange button below for real-time travel information.

Buy your ticket online.

  • Surf to the NMBS booking page.
  • Enter Brussels Airport-Zaventem as station of departure or arrival.
  • Pay for your ticket safely online.

To our neighbours

The train takes your quickly and comfortably to our neighbours in the north. Or would you rather take a train to the south or east? Or perhaps dive under the Channel.

The Netherlands

From Brussels Airport, you can be sitting having coffee with our Dutch neighbours in the blink of an eye. Tip: book your ticket in advance. A ticket is then 35% cheaper if you buy it 7 days before your departure. Worthwhile.

CityViaFrequencyTravel time
Breda 16x/day1h 6min
Rotterdam 16x/day1h 39min
Den Haag (HS)

4 direct connections

16 times via transfer in Breda 


2h 11min

1h 56min


16 direct connections

4 times via transfer in Rotterdam


2h 26min

2h 26min

Germany, France, United Kingdom

With a transfer in Brussels-Midi, you can soon be standing under the Eiffel Tower or in front of the Cologne Dom. Or you can start your shopping spree in London or Lille.

More information on www.b-europe.com

  • with the Thalys to Paris or Cologne
  • with the Eurostar to Rijsel or London
  • Seamless transportation to the heart of Brussels
  • Easy access to the area surrounding the airport
  • Rapid transit to the Brussels European District

Getting to the bus station

The bus station is located one floor down from the Arrivals Hall, at level 0. The escalator or elevator provides easy access to the bus station.

Regional destinations

De Lijn provides a seamless bus service to the area surrounding the airport and Brussels city centre.

The STIB Airport Line takes you from Brussels Airport to the European Quarter, a stone’s throw from the shops uptown, in just 30 minutes.

De Lijn


DestinationBus lines
Brussels North (train station)272, 471
NAVO272, 471, 620
Roodebeek metro station359, 659
Brussels Expo820


Regional lines 

DestinationBus lines
Mechelen681, 682, 683, 686
Leuven616, 651, 652
Vilvoorde282, 621, 683, 820, 821
Diegem272, 282, 620, 621


Cargo zone (Brucargo) 

  • Lines 272, 616, 651, 652, 659, 660, 681, 682, 683, 686, 820, 821 and 830
  • All bus services via Brucargo depart from platform B.
  • Passengers travel free of charge on De Lijn buses within the airport grounds.


  • SMS-ticket (€2): text DL to 4884 (with Belgian SIM-card only, €0.15 provider charge).
  • M-ticket (€1.80): download the De Lijn app (iOS or Android), register and purchase an M-ticket.
  • On the bus (€3): board the bus and purchase your ticket from the driver. Have the exact change to hand.

More information, fares and timetables: De Lijn travel info

Tel. +32 70 220 200 (€ 0.30/min)

STIB Airport Line

  • From Monday to Friday, until 8 pm: bus number 12 operates an express service, only serving the main stops.
  • During the week, after 8 pm and all day on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: bus number 21 operates a regular service, serving all stops.
  • STIB buses depart from platform C.


  • Via the GO vending machines: pay for your ticket prior to boarding with Maestro, credit card or cash.
  • On the bus: board the bus and purchase your ticket from the driver.  Tickets purchased on-board are more expensive.

More information, fares and timetables

For real-time information, visit the m.mivb.be mobile website or the STIB app for iPhone or Android.

Tel. +32 70 23 20 00

  • Quick and easy travel to neighbouring countries
  • Arrive in various Belgian cities in comfort

Getting to the bus station

The bus station is located one floor down from the Arrivals Hall, at level 0. The escalator or elevator provides easy access to the bus station.

Coach travel

Catch a coach from Brussels Airport to various cities in Belgium and beyond. Take a look at what Airport Express, Flixbus and Ouibus have to offer.

Airport Express

From Brussels Airport to Antwerp

A direct, hourly coach service runs to Antwerp city centre every day of the week.

Departs from: the front of platform D in the bus station (level 0)
First departure: 04.00
Last departure: 00.00

Always stops at Kon. Astridplein bus stop (Central Station).
Travel time: 45 minutes

Only stops at Crowne Plaza (Antwerp) upon request.
Travel time: 35 minutes

From Antwerp to Brussels Airport

A direct, hourly coach service runs from Antwerp city centre to Brussels airport every day of the week.

Always stops at Kon. Astridplein (Central Station)
First departure: 03.00
Last departure: 23.00
Travel time: 45 minutes

Crowne Plaza (Antwerp) bus stop
First departure: 03.10
Last departure: 23.10
Travel time: 35 minutes

Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver
Price: 10 Euros per adult and 5 Euros per child

More information, fares and timetables

De Decker – Van Riet
Airport Express website

Tel. +32 52 33 40 00


Flixbus takes you to various cities in Belgium and beyond. Coaches depart from the coach car park (P16).

  • Belgium: Brussels, Bruges, Charleroi
  • The Netherlands: Amsterdam, The Hague, Maastricht inter alia 
  • France: Paris, Lille
  • Germany: Dortmund, Aachen, Cologne/Bonn inter alia

Book your ticket in plenty of time. Tickets are often cheaper if you book well in advance.

More information, fares and timetables:

Website Flixbus


Ouibus provides quick and comfortable transportation between Lille and Brussels Airport via Brussel-Zuid.

  • Departure from Lille: daily at 08.00, 14.30, 17.30
  • Departure from Brussels Airport: daily at 09.00, 13.30, 19.30
  • Travel time: 2.15 hours
  • Coaches to Lille depart from the coach car park (P16).

More information, fares and timetables

Ouibus customer service :+33 969 323 348 (open from 8.30 to 20.00)

Ouibus website

  • Airport shuttles close to departures and arrivals halls
  • Covered walkway from your coach to the terminal

Board and alight near the terminal

Are you travelling to Brussels Airport by airport shuttle or large coach? You can alight in comfort at the specially designated parking areas.

Conveniently with airport shuttle

Recognised airport shuttles and professional airport transport providers drop you off at car park P15, close to the terminal.

Info for airport transport providers
This parking is only accessible to those with a subscription or a rechargeable card. No subscription for P15? Then you can park at the public parkings nearby.

Easily with the coach

Your coach or bus will drop you off at car park P16. This is accessible for buses longer than 8 metres.

You can go to the airport entrance in comfort. The covered walkway leads you automatically to the terminal. Trolleys are available: you don’t have to lug your cases with you. And there is a pick-up point for persons with reduced mobility.


  • Free shuttle service
  • Direct transportation from your hotel to the terminal

Shuttle services between hotel and airport

Want quick and easy access from your hotel to the airport? Most hotels in the airport’s vicinity provide a free shuttle service. Hotel shuttle services arrive and depart from level 0, one level below the Arrivals Hall.

Hotels providing a shuttle service

The following hotels provide a shuttle service. Want more information about the timetable? Please contact your hotel directly.

  • Leave quickly with an official taxi
  • Leave or arrive in style with a limousine

Relaxed with the taxi

Take a taxi to travel to and from the airport without stress. Your driver will drive you straight to your destination. There are always taxis with a time metre in front of the arrivals hall. Licensed taxis can be identified by the yellow-blue licence marks. Tip: never use taxis that don’t have a licence! Please note that rides offered via platforms are currently not recognized as taxi services and thus can be subject to screening.

A taxi from the airport to the centre of Brussels costs around 45 euros.

Taxi for wheelchair users

Taxi Hendriks also has taxis for wheelchair users. Reserve your taxi.
Tel: +32 2 752 98 00
Fax: +32 2 752 98 01
E-mail: info.melsbroek@hendriks.be
Website: www.hendriks.be

Limousine luxury

Depart or arrive in style: try a limousine. Enjoy excellent service, simply comfortable travel or prepare for an appointment in peace. Enough reasons to ring a limousine service.

Exclusive service

Direct Way and Modern Car offer excellent services. The chauffeur even accompanies you into the terminal if you wish.

Direct Way
Tel +32 (0)2 772 00 00
Veelgestelde vragen aan Direct Way

Modern Car
Tel +32 (0)2 420 10 00

Driving in style

With the professional drivers of Autolux, Taxi Walter or Unitax at the wheel of your limousine, you drive to the airport in style. Arriving at the airport? Your chauffeur will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall and will accompany you to the car by the door.

Tel +32 (0)2 5 123 123

Taxi Walter Zaventem
Tel +32 (0)2 720 10 00

Tel +32 (0)2 725 25 25