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Getting to Brussels by plane
As a European and international capital, Brussels is easy to get to by plane. The main airport is around 20km from the city centre. The rapid expansion of low-cost airlines has also led to the development of a second airport in Charleroi, about 50km from Brussels.

Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is located in Zaventem, on the northern outskirts of Brussels. There is a direct train service into Brussels Central station, which takes no more than 20 minutes at the most. The capital can also be reached by taxi or by bus (STIB lines 12 and 21).

More than 140 airlines operate out of Brussels. For more information on flights, call Brussels Airport on one of the following numbers:

  • from Belgium: 0900 700 00
  • from abroad: +32 (0)2 753 77 53

Information is also published on the airport’s website at

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

There is a second airport in Charleroi. Passenger numbers at Brussels South Charleroi Airport have grown rapidly in recent years along with the development of low-cost airlines. A coach shuttle covers the 46 kilometres to Brussels (departure from Brussels Midi station) more than 20 times a day. Brussels South Charleroi Airport now offers flights to over 20 destinations, most of them in the European Union, although Morocco and eastern Europe are also served.
For information, call +32 (0)71 251 211 or visit

More information is also available from Bruxelles Mobilité at