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How to get to Belgium:

By Air

By Train

 

 

How to move within Belgium:

By Bike

By Car

By Train

By Coach

By RV

By Metro

Distances between Cities in Belgium

 

For information on transportation accessibility in Belgium for travelers with reduced mobility, please visit our Special Needs Travel section and see Belgium Rail System's recommendations.


By Air
The following airlines provide air service from North America to Brussels:
Air Canada Montreal (YUL) - daily / Toronto (YYZ) via Montreal - daily
Brussels Airlines New York (JFK) - daily/ Washington DC - except on Mondays and Wednesdays
Delta Airlines New York (JFK) / Atlanta (ATL) - daily
Jet Airways Newark (EWR) / New York (JFK) / Toronto (YYZ) - daily.
United Airlines Newark (EWR) / Washington, DC (IAD) / Chicago (ORD) - daily
US Airways Philadelphia (PHL) - daily/ Charlotte (CLT)

 

 

All overseas flights arrive at Brussels National Airport. There is no domestic air transportation in between Belgian cities.

 

Entry Requirements

For flights between Brussels and other European cities:

Brussels Airlines

National carrier of Belgium. Covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa with connections to Asia and The Americas through code share agreements.

 

Europe by Air

For flights between Brussels/Antwerp and other European cities on various carriers.

 

The Aviation Factory

Charter flights and helicopter rentals.

 

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Located 1 hour from Brussels, mainly for charter flights.

 

 

 

By Train
From/to Belgium - International Connections: The train stations in London, Paris and Brussels are located in the center of each city.
For information on the Eurostar, Thalys, Benelux Pass, Rail passes in Europe, point-to-point tickets, international train connections and reservations, please contact Rail Europe or The Belgian Rail Road

Eurostar

The Eurostar train links London and Brussels in 1h51 minutes. Trains depart/arrive at the Brussels South Station (Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid) and depart/arrive at the London St. Pancras International Terminal . Up to 9 daily departures. It also stops at Ashford/England. For the Eurostar train, you need to reserve your seat in advance, you can do it through: Rail Europe or the Belgian Rail Road or Eurostar.

The Eurostar High Speed Savings Plan from Rail Europe.

The Eurostar train is known for whisking travelers between London, Paris and Brussels with panoramic views in comfort and serenity. And now Europe’s spectacular high-speed train can help you save money too.  With the Eurostar High Speed Savings Plan from Rail Europe. Get Leisure Select class tickets starting at just $155 and Standard class from $81*.  But hurry.  Because booking quickly really pays.

* All pricing noted is per person, one way.

Thalys

 

The Thalys train links Paris and Brussels in 85 minutes. There are 25 Thalys trains departing daily in each direction between Paris and Brussels. Thalys roundtrip fares start at $96 (2nd class). Trains depart/arrive at the Brussels South Station (Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid) and depart/arrive at the Paris North Station (Paris Nord) or at the Charles De Gaulle Airport. It also links Brussels to Koln and Amsterdam in 2h30 minutes.   The Thalys train stops also at the following Belgian train stations:  Liege-Guillemins, Antwerp-Berchem, Mons, Charleroi-South, Namur, Bruges and Ghent-St-Pieters.

For the Thalys train, you need to reserve your tickets in advance: Rail Europe or the Belgian Rail Road or Thalys.

 

Eurail

Eurail.com is a cooperation of 30 European railway companies and shipping lines and offers Eurail train Passes for non-European citizens to travel in Belgium and other countries in Europe and InterRail train Passes for European citizens to travel in Belgium and other countries in Europe.

They both offer the Eurail Benelux Pass and the Interail Benelux Pass to explore Belgium Netherland and Luxembourg.

 

 

 

By Car
  • Car Rental
Hertz
Budget
Europe by Car
Kemwel
Renault Euro Drive
Sixt V'spa

 

For guaranteed US dollar rate, make reservations in the US.

Minimum driving age is 25 years old.

(When renting with Alamo the minimum driving age is 21 years old.)

Valid US driver's license is accepted for stays of less than 90 days.

 

 

  • Chauffeur Driven & Limo Services
Brussels International Limousine Service
Carey Worldwide Chauffeured Services
Direct Way Limousine Modern Car Worldwide Chauffeur Drive
Euro Travel Star Sacca Tours
Limo Rental GET to Belgium
  • Taxi services
Taxi Bleus
Directory of Taxis: Telephone numbers for taxis in the Brussels region.

Taxis are available at taxi stands or at hotel entrances.

Taxi fare is displayed on the meter, including the service charge.

Minimum fare: 2.40 Euro daytime; 4.40 Euro evening.

Average price per KM (0.62 miles): 1.23 Euro in Brussels; 2.46 Euro outside Brussels.

Average transport price between Brussels Airport and Brussels city center: 38 Euro.

 

 

 

By Train

  • National Connections

B-Rail

A dense train network connects all of Belgium. National and international passes are available at major train stations in Belgium. The B-rail website will give you timetables, price and online ticket for your train trip in Belgium.

 

Seat reservations are not available on Belgian trains (except for groups). Travel is valid only for dates shown on the ticket. First and 2nd class tickets are available.
Trains leave, on average, every 1/2 hour between all major Belgian cities. The first train leaves at approximately 5:00 am and the last one departs at approximately 11:00 pm.
Coin-operated lockers as well as luggage service are available in major train stations.
Bicycles may be rented at major train stations, you can also travel with them on regular trains.

 

Belgian Rail System: Specials & Passes


Children's fare

  • For every paying passenger (aged 12 and over), 4 children under 12 travel free of charge (for more than 4, get a Children’s ticket)
  • No ticket needed, your ticket is valid for the children
  • In both travel classes
  • No restrictions on timetable or destination

 

Senior Citizens (over 65)

If you are over 65, you can travel for a reduced fare. With the Seniors Ticket, you pay just €6 for a return journey to anywhere in Belgium, outward and return journeys on the same day.

 

Weekend Fares 50% off

 

Belgian Rail Pass

€76 for 10 trips inside Belgium (2nd class). The pass can be shared by several passengers.

 

Go Pass

10 trips inside Belgium for €50 available for youths under 26. The pass can be shared by several passengers .

 

B-Excursion

The "all-in-one" formula of the Belgian Rail System: trains, visits, attractions, connections - reductions on everything with just one purchase.

 

 

Bastogne
Dinant
Liege
Namur
Tournai
1*
€21
€12.80
€14.80
€8.90
€12.80
2**
2h50
1h30
1h10
1h
1h05

* Price in Euros for one ticket from Brussels

** Average traveling time from Brussels Central

 

 

By Coach - By Bus
  • In Europe

Brussels Airport Express: direct link between Brussels Airport and the cities of Utrecht, Rotterdam and Breda in the Netherlands.

Eurolines: For long distance travel between European countries.

 

  • Within Belgium

TEC Itinerary and timetables for buses in French speaking Wallonia.

 

  • Within Belgian Cities

Travel by train between cities and by bus/tram/metro within the city.

Metro (subway) is available only in Brussels. There is a standard flat-fare system (single ticket €2.00), with discounts for 5-journey (€7.70) and 10-journey (€13.50) One-day travel card (valid until midnight - €6.50).  All are available at various metro stations and newspaper stands.

 

  • For Groups: Mini Vans - Coaches

Modern Car

Eurobussing

List of Ten Coach Companies

 

 

 

By RV - Recreational Vehicle

De Reiskarre
Discover Belgium in a fully furnished camper.

Find Motorhome

Useful Belgian search engine to find RV's (mobile homes).

Liberty Road

Rental company located in Beersel (Brussels area).

All Motor Home Rentals

RV rental in Belgium & throughout Europe.

 

 

 

Distance between cities
Distance from Brussels to major cities
Arlon 116 miles Dinant 58 miles Namur 39 miles
Bouillon 97 miles Mons 35 miles Spa 86 miles
Bastogne 93 miles Liege 61 miles Tournai 52 miles
Maps and distance information are also available on our website here .