How to come to Brussels?

Traveling by plane

Brussels Airport
Brussels Airport is located not fare from the center: just 12 kilometers. It uses only two terminals:
A: Schengen flights from Concourse A
B: non-Schengen flights from Concourse B

At Brussels Airport there is a train station below the terminal connecting you directly to the Central Station in 30 minutes. This is the most nearby stop from the Brussels Square Convention and Meetings Center. It also holds several metro lines to connect you to the rest of the city.


Brussels South Charleroi Airport
A second, smaller airport is located in the town of Charleroi, 46 km from Brussels. At the Charleroi Airport mainly low-cost airlines operate and flights are mostly bound to European destinations.

There is a shuttle bus service to Brussels (Brussels-midi station).

Traveling by train

There are three main stations serving the Brussels-Capital Region, all interlinked.

Main Stations

  • Central Station ­‑ Gare Centrale
    Carrefour de l’Europe 2 – 1000 Brussels.
  • South Station (Bruxelles-Midi),
    rue de France 2 – 1070 Brussels
    For London: Eurostar
    For Paris: Thalys
    For France: TGV
  • North Station (Bruxelles-Nord),
    rue du Progrès 85 – 1210 Brussels


Entry Requirements and Visas

EU citizen must either present a passport or a valid ID card for the duration of their stay in order to enter Belgium for tourist visits of up to three months.

Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport and/or visa.

You can find more information Entry and Visa Requirements on the Belgium Foreign Affairs website at