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    Brussels Airport Departure Hall

    by shavy Written Sep 18, 2015

    Brussels international airport is a busy place for travellers. Here is all flights departed, either short and long distance flights.

    There is only two terminals A and B. Brussels airport mostly have direct flight to anywhere in the world.

    When you enter to departure hall, first thing you see is the huge screen for all destination, and the check-in counters.

    Check your flight number of destination and you will see which check in counters you must be. Counters are by numbered

    After checked in, you get your boarding pass and it also stated which terminal you must be. There are only A and B terminal, so is not difficult.

    After passing through boarding pass and passport control, you'll come directly to a duty free shops. After duty free shops, you can directly go to security control.

    Once you get through there, you're on your way to departure areas. Brussels airport is very nice, you can stroll around at your own peace of mind. Plenty of shops and some bars inside

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    Brussels Zaventem airport

    by gwened Updated Jul 24, 2015

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    The airport is simple nice and easy to navigate. I have come by several times and drove off from here.

    several parkings but I preferred the P1 or P2, and there is even parking away from airport where a navette bus takes you in and out. And there is even a car park hotel that does all for you, more info

    From Bruxelles Midi train station take right on avenue Fonsny, take right on rue d'Angleterre continue past traffic circle into blvd de waterloo; road R20 ring.past metro trone (palais des academies) ,next street take right on rue Belliard, under tunnel Belliard; road N23a, than same E40/A3 follow signs for Zaventem, traffic circle near take the road D201 again follow signs for Zaventem
    For route planning use

    By train
    it is found in level minus one or -1 at the airport, arriving at airport keep your train tickets as you would need to scanned them to go pass the automatic turntiles.
    International trains link direct with Amsterdam via Dordrecht, Rotterdam ,and La Haye.
    You can change at Bruxelles-Midi train station and take the Thalys to go to Paris, Kôln,or the Eurostar to Lille or London.

    National train service takes you from airport by the Brussels Airport Express six times per hour and towards Bruxelles Nord, Bruxelles Central and Bruxelles Midi train stations in Brussels. It ,also, has connections to Brugge - Brussels - Brussels Airport - Brussels - Audenarde - Courtrai - Ostende
    La Panne - Gand - Alost - Denderleeuw - Brussels - Brussels Airport - Louvain - Landen
    Mons - Braine-le-Comte - Halle - Brussels - Brussels Airport
    Anvers -Malines - Brussels Airport - Louvain -Aarschot - Diest - Hasselt
    Tournai – Ath – Enghien – Hal - Brussels - Brussels Airport; the train to Louvain runs two times per hour;you can change trains at Louvain,and easily reach Liège.
    train station info in French at the airport

    and national rail network in Belgium in English

    By Bus
    company De Lijn, offers service to the train station or gare Bruxelles-Nord (lines 272 and 471),NATO (lines 272, 471,and 620) and to the metro station Roodebeek (lines 359 and 659). Several bus lines link many cities with the airport such as Malines (lines 681, 682,and 683), Louvain (616, 651 ,and 652), Vilvorde (Lines 282, 621, 683, 820, and 821), Merchtem (line 821), Jette (line 820), Brussels Expo (line 820), Diegem (Lines 272, 282, 620,and 621), Haacht (line 660) and Groenendaal (line 830).

    There is an Airport Line express every 30 minutes between the airport and the European sector, steps away from from the tourist center of the upper city. This is done Mondays to Fridays until 20h, This bus lines runs on line 12,and only stops on the main stops. During the week after 20h Saturdays,Sundays and holidays the bus number is the 21,and stop in all the stops. All the buses leave from platform C;gain time by purchasing the ticket from the GO machines as it is also cheaper.
    Tél. 32 70 23 2000

    The bus in Brussels
    the lines here

    There are ,also, plenty of car rentals there such as Hertz, Avis, Europcar,Thrifty, Sixt, and Enterprise.Also the taxis are at arrival level last cost is about 45€ but update if needed You have private shuttles to the elsewhere such as
    Contact Directway
    Tel: +32(0)2 772 00 00
    Fax: +32(0)2 772 10 61

    Contact Modern Car
    Tel: +32(0)2 420 10 00
    Fax: +32(0)2 420 12 00

    And navette to nord France
    Tel : +33 20 19 51 89
    E-mail :

    There is a line going to Anvers/Antwerpen from Brussels/Bruxelles airport
    Every day of the year. The Antwerpen Express pass every hour from platform B from the bus terminal at level 0.
    Stop "Kon. Astridplein" (gare centrale) always connected,stop "Crowne Plaza" only upon request..
    hours April 1 to September 30 inclusive from 04H to 01H and from October 1 to March 31st first from 5h00 (7h00 Sundays and Holidays) to last departure at 0h00 .About 45 minutes time
    From Anvers/antwerpen to Brussels/Bruxelles leaves every hour all year around. From April 1 to September 30 inclusive, stop "Kon. Astridplein" (gare centrale) first bus 3h00 and last departure at 00h00 45 minutes also.Stop "Crowne Plaza" first departure 3h10 and last at 00h10 takes 35 minutes from October 1 to March 31 inclusive stop "Kon. Astridplein" (central station), first depart 04h00 (06h00 Sundays and Holidays) ,last depart : 23h00 , last 45 minutes stop Crowne Plaza" first depart 04h10 (06h10 Sundays and holidays) last depart at 23h10 about 35 minutes time all tickets can be purchase from the bus conductor now € 10,- adults; € 5,-Children
    bus company De Decker - Van Riet
    Tél. +32 52 33 40 00
    site in French.

    These hotels have a free shuttle to the airport ,they depart from parking bus at terminal level 0 platform E .
    Crowne Plaza Brussels Airport, NH Brussels Airport Hotel,Gresham Belson Hotel Brussels Airport,Thon Hotel Brussels Airport, Holiday Inn Brussels Airport,Hotel Mercure Brussels Airport,Holiday Inn Express,Hotel Ibis Brussels Airport, Novotel Brussels Airport, Best Western hotel AXIS, Courtyard by Marriott Brussels Hotel,Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport, Ibis Budget Hotel Brussels Airport, Hotel Formule 1 Brussels Airport

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    Charleroi Airport.

    by Askla Updated Jun 23, 2015

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    A shuttle bus runs on a regular schedule between Gare du Midi/ South Station and the airport. Cost oneway is 13 Euro.
    Website From the airport there are buses to different places in Belgium, not only to Brussels.

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    Arriving Brussels At BRU

    by johngayton Updated Jan 25, 2015

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    Normally I arrive Brussels by train but on this occassion I was coming in from Berlin and being pushed for time flew into Brussels International with EasyJet from Berlin's Schoenfeld (a lovely airport BTW).

    Before I go any further you should note that Brussels International (BRU) is a different airport from Brussels Charleroi (CRL).

    My first impression of BRU was that it was huge - after the simplicity of departing Schoenfeld the walk from the EasyJet gate seemed to go on forever - not that it was unpleasant, there were plenty of moving walkways and bars and shops etc had I been inclined to allow myself such digresions, just long.

    Eventually I escaped, had a quick cigarette, and found the train station to get into the city - this was much better. The train station is located in the underground level, is well-signposted and trains run into the city roughly every 15 minutes during the day with a journey time of between 11 mins (Gare du Nord) and 20 mins (into Midi) - it also stops at Central. As I wanted a "Jump carnet" for the Metro and trams I bought my ticket from the manned ticket office (the single fare into the city was 5.30 euros at the time of writing (Jan 2012)) and the journey was totally effortless - in fact it took me longer to escape the airport than the train took to get to Gare du Nord.

    Not an airport I'd add to my favourites list but it certainly is easy to get to and from and if you want to check the connection times on the Belgian Railways website (other contact) use "Bruxelles Nat Aeroport" as your start/finish station.

    Smoking Area At Exit! Airport Train At Gare du Nord
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    Brussels airlines

    by lina112 Updated Jul 25, 2012

    With flights to about 49 European destinations as well as to 21 African destinations, the airline offers an excellent network to travel to, from and via Brussels. There are daily flights from Malaga to increase the frequency during summer time.

    Con vuelos a unos 49 destinos europeos además de a 21 destinos africanos, la aerolínea ofrece una red excelente para viajar hacia, desde y vía Bruselas. Desde Málaga hay vuelos diarios aumentando la frecuencia durante el verano.

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    Leave plenty of time to LEAVE the Country!

    by steedappeal Written Nov 14, 2011

    I arrived 2 hours and 45 minutes before my flight back to NYC. The two enormous lines that converged on the 2 Border officials took over 45 minutes to process. I arrived with barely 35 minutes before boarding began. Once processed, Security was very swift. However, if I had gone shopping in the general Airport area I might have missed my flight! As an aside: the shops after Security are AWEFUL. Arrive VERY early and shop!

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    Flying in via Amesterdam

    by scottishvisitor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We flew to Brussels from Aberdeen with KLM via Amsterdam. Schipol airport is one of the largest airports in Europe totally crowded with passengers. Trying to check in involves long queues and needs adequate time to change flights. We had three hours from landing in Amsterdam and needed every second. The good news for us anyway is Aberdeen now has direct daily flights to Brussels - so more Europe for me in the future

    We see Brussels Schipol be prepared to run Sky above Amsterdam
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  • Getting to Brussels Zaventem from London Heathrow

    by xuessium Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    SN Brussels Airlines & British Airways code-shared this sector, operated by British Airways. The journey takes about 45 minutes. The moment you reach cruise altitude, it's time to descend.

    Trawl the SN Brussels Airlines website - you can grab an early bird ticket of only 18GBP 1 way. That's a steal! (see website link below)

    I believed the budget airlines all land at Brussels-Charleroi, an airport about 55km from Brussels itself.

    There are no direct flights. You may choose to transit via Paris, London Heathrow or Amsterdam.

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    Come fly with me

    by Boniek Updated Apr 4, 2011

    We flew with Ryanair from Dublin to Charleroi. It cost us 65 yoyos each, one way. You can get a much cheaper flight but it depends on the day and if they're having a deal or not. But on the hole - like Preparation H - Ryanair are not bad.

    Brussels is well served by two airports but choose carefully as one is miles away. May as well be in Sydney!!! However I've never used the other one so I've no idea about it.

    Aer Lingus fly into Brussels main airport and their prices are not bad at all.

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  • Zaventem is low-cost too

    by david_bxl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You don't need to go down to Charleroi (Ryanair) to get a resonable fare. Although I do use Charleroi from time to time, I still prefer using real airports to avoid landing in mere airfields in the middle of nowhere. Besides, if you are late, a taxi to Ryanair's airports will cost you 3 or 4 times more than a taxi to the main airport ... Virgin Express connects Brussels Zaventem with most of Europe at excellent prices and the service is fine, no meals or newspapers but at least you get numbered seats and avoid stampedes to get the best seats.

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    A Brussels Airport Supermarket

    by melosh Written Apr 4, 2009

    In a world where airports are full of ripoffs (see phone warning tip for Brussels) or at least very high prices, I was surprised to see that there was what was called a "Supermarket" on the arrival level of the Brussels airport with reasonable prices. It is on level and down a corridor about 50 yards from the main area. This may explain why the small typical airport convenience store on the same level had prices that would be considered reasonable compared to those found in other airports. Still, the prices were better at the "supermarket".

    The "Supermarket" is not large, but it seems to have a selection of just about everything you would expect to find. It opens at 7 AM with fresh bread available.

    Departure area Brussels Airport
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    Brussels Zaventem

    by csordila Updated Mar 13, 2009

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    Brussels Airport being located 14 km north-northeast of the center of Brussels, is convenient and most of the time easy to travel through, mainly served flights between EU and other European countries.
    "A" for Schengen zone countries (i.e. no passport controls) and "B" for non-Schengen (including the UK and Ireland). The departure hall is more pleasant than the arrival hall, which is sometimes chaotic. Passengers travelling through area "B" have a far shorter walk to/from the 'planes. Flights occasionally arrive at area "A" from non-Schengen.

    Bright and airy the Shengen terminal is much better than the older one and also offers more opportunities for shopping. Especially the second floor, where you have a smoking area, which gives you a great view over the leaving aircraft. The cafes are good and not too expensive when compared with places like Heathrow.

    The airport train station is located below the terminal (basement level-1). Up to 4 trains an hour connect the airport to Brussels North, Brussels Central and Brussels Midi stations. Tickets are cheap and are sold at the kiosk in the baggage claim area. The train service should be improved.

    Shengen terminal Brussels Zaventem
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    Buying a budget plane ticket in Brussels

    by budapest8 Updated Jan 11, 2009

    When buying a budget plane ticket in Brussels...


    Wizzair has a cash desk at Charleroi where you can use cash
    and credit cards.

    Ryanair don`t accept CASH ...

    So if you don`t have a credit card and want to buy a cheap ticket..
    first browse for availability then travel out
    to Charleroi to purchase a ticket.

    From Belgium only: 090 341 405 (calls charged at EUR 1.12 per minute.
    Calls from mobile networks may be charged at a higher rate)

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    Charleroi Airport ..Taxis to Brussels or station

    by budapest8 Written Jan 11, 2009

    Taxis are available all the time outside the terminal.
    Tariffs of the three taxis companies are: € 12,50 to go
    from the airport to the Charleroi centre and € 90 to go from
    the airport to Brussels. Tariffs are the same if you depart from
    Charleroi centre or Brussels to the airport.
    You can find more information and tariffs below.
    Or shop around outside and maybe if you are several you
    can get a deal. I couldn`t get on the shuttle going to the airport
    and there a taxi driver approached us to drive us for the same price
    as the shuttle bus. So he got 65 euro for the trip.

    Charleroi Airport taxis
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    Brussels Airlines

    by tere1 Written Apr 10, 2008

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    I travelled from Lisbon to Brussels with Brussels Airlines. The flight was direct and I liked the airline.

    Flights were on time, planes were modern and new and service was good. and attentive.
    They use the main Brussels airport as their hub in Brussels. Fares are good and so are their schedules.

    I would definetly fly with them again!

    Opening hours (Brussels local times)
    Weekdays: 09:00 - 19:00

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