From the UK, Eurostar has to be the way to go. It takes you straight to Gare du Midi which is just a couple of tram stops south of the centre of Brussels; thus avoiding travel to out of town airports at both ends not to mention baggage reclaim.
Brussels itself is small enough to get around the centre on foot apart from visiting the Atomium which requires a tram or bus journey to Heysel.
Getting to the subburbs of Brussel you can use a car. Getting in to the town centre i would advise bus or train.
In the town center i would suggest walking. Getting to the town center i suggest taking the bus.
By plane, train or automobile, of course!
To hail a cab, I'm afraid you'll have to walk to a cab stand because these cabs WON'T stop for you even if you try to flag them down in the middle of the street. How do I know? I tried, you see... (Sheepish grin). But if you look like Catherine Zeta-Jones, then I suppose that's another story altogether. :-) And the cabs here come in different colors and car brands. It's not like, in say, NYC - where the cabs are distinctly yellow in color. In Brussels, look out for cabs with illuminated panels (called 'Sputnik' by the cab-drivers) with the words ' Gewest - TAXI - Région de Bruxelles'. Confused? Yeah, me too. But don't worry. Just memorize this and you won't go wrong, O.K.? :-)
The cab fare from the Airport to the city center costs approximately 1000 BEF (US$22).
It's also pretty easy to hop onto a Tram, Bus or Metro here. The SAME ticket can be used within one hour on ALL forms of public transport and costs 55 BEF (I hope this price hasn't changed from the last time I was there). You can purchase these tickets from the driver of the tram/ bus OR in the Metro stations where they are sold at booths.
Day-cards, 10-drive tickets or 5-drive tickets are also available (in case you're staying here longer). After having purchased the ticket, DON'T FORGET to validate it in the orange boxes inside the trains OR at the entrance of the Metro. I like the Brussels Metro system. It's safe and efficient. Just perfect.
Zaventem airport is 14km (9mi) northeast of Brussels. You'll find an information desk and free airport maps on level three and left-luggage storage on the ground floor. A train station on the lowest level (-1) runs the Airport City Express shuttle train between the airport and Brussels' three main train stations, Gare du Nord, Gare du Midi and Gare Centrale which is a five-minute walk from the Grand Place.
Gare du Midi is the main train station for international connections: The Eurostar and Thalys fast trains stop here. Brussels is well connected with most other European and Belgian cities.
Euroline's main bus depot is next to Gare du Nord, where you can book buses between Brussels and most other Western European cities, including Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt, London and Paris.
The best way to visit Brussels is by train !
Take a ticket to Central Station and enjoy the beauty of this Capital - the center of Europe !
The fastest way to travel from Paris to Brussels is the Thalys.It takes only 1 hour and 25 min.
The fastest way to travel from London to Brussels is the Eurostar.It takes only 2 hours and 20 min.
The train is a very reliable mean of transport in Belgium. My picture shows the view from the Central train station - direction La Grande Place.
For more details on Brussels National Airport - Check the link below
There is a regular train service from underneath the Airport straight to Brussells Central station every 15 mins. It cost me about 90Bef rtn at the time.
train train train! one of the best and clean and modern train station i have ever been!
take the train!
One of the best way is to Fly in by AIR and land at the BRUSSELS AIRPORT.
For more info on BRUSSELS AIRPORT visit: