As the European capital and a global city, Brussels is easy to reach by plane. The most important airport is situated approximately 20km from the city centre, in Zaventem. Thanks to the rise of low-cost airlines, there is also a second airport in Charleroi. This is approximately 50km from Brussels.
Brussels National Airport
For more information, you can visit the website of Brussels National Airport.
Brussels National Airport is located in Zaventem, on the northern edge of Brussels. Thanks to a direct train connection, you can be in the city centre within 20 minutes via Brussels Central station.
You can also easily reach the capital city by taxi or with the buses of the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB) - lines 12 and 21. You can find more information about buses on the STIB website. For more information about the connection between Brussels and the airports, you can visit the Brussels Mobility website.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
The second airport, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, in Charleroi, has enjoyed significant growth in recent years thanks to the rise of low-cost airlines. For more information, you can visit the website of Brussels South Charleroi.
The airport is 46 kilometers from Brussels and is connected to the capital through more than 20 shuttle services per day. For more information about the connection between Brussels and the airports, you can visit the Brussels Mobility website.
Brussels Mobility is the administration of the Brussels-Capital Region responsible for equipment, infrastructure and mobility issues.