Brussels is a city capable of surprising with the majesty of the palaces of the Grand-Place, but, at the same time, also with the sinuosity of Victor Horta’s Art Nouveau buildings, Henry Van de Velde and Paul Hankar.
What makes this place special? Brussels is the smell of hot chocolate Waffle on the street; the bubbles of his famous abbey beer; the restaurants in the “alleys” of the center, enjoying excellent seafood. A cosmopolitan city … this, and not only, make Brussels a special, precious, and authentic place.
HOW TO GET TO BRUSSELS
The city is served by 2 Airports: National, and Charleroi Sud.
National, is an international airport, as well as the main airport of Belgium and the 23º in Europe; It is located near the town of Zaventem and serves the city of Brussels, which is 11 kilometers away. It is well connected, with direct flights, with the main European and extra-European destinations.
To reach the city center from the airport, you can use the convenient bus 12. It connects lines 1 and 5 of the Metro to the Schuman stop, and lines 2 and 6 to the Trône stop. It is active every day from around 05:00 until 00:30. The journey takes about half an hour. You will need to purchase a Go2City single-ride ticket at a cost of €7.00 (contactless payment with credit card on board), €7.50 if purchased outside. or €8.00 if purchased in cash on board the vehicle.
The second airport for distance from the center is Charleroi-Bruxelles Sud, which serves the town of the same name. It is located about 45 km away from the center of the Belgian capital, and is the second largest airport in Belgium.
Charleroi-Bruxelles Sud is the first base that the Irish company Ryanair has created in continental Europe.
There is a bus service with arrival in Brussels (Midi station), Lille and Bruges. With the city bus line A of the TEC company it is possible to reach the railway station of Charleroi, and from here, by train, you can reach various destinations.
The cost of a “bulk” ticket combined to use the bus from the airport to the station and then take the train to any Belgian location is around 15.70€. The cost of the shuttle only to Charleroi, from the airport, costs €6.00.