Be smart and start your journey to the airport by taking the airport train. You can travel right to the heart of Brussels Airport from many Belgian stations either directly or with just one change.

  • you arrive, take the lift up and you are immediately in the departures hall
  • please note: keep your ticket handy and scan it at the access gates in Brussels Airport - Zaventem station
  • when performing searches, always use the official name of the airport station, Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  • the mandatory Diabolo Fee is automatically included in your ticket to and from the airport in most cases

Do you require parking near your station? With your train ticket you qualify for parking at a reduced rate. Information and conditions can be found at www.b-parking.be

A range of facilities for people with reduced mobility is available at Brussels-National Zaventem station. If you would like to take advantage of these services, please book 24h assistance in advance:

  • by calling our Contact Center on +32 (0)2 528 28 28 (open everyday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
  • online by filling in our Assistance request form 

Brussels Airport-Zaventem station is fitted with access gates.
Passengers travelling to or from Brussels Airport need to scan their travel ticket at the gates in order to get into the station.

How does it work?

Either by scanning the barcode printed on their train ticket (paper or electronic versions), or by scanning their MOBIB card. If you are travelling to Brussels Airport-Zaventem station, it is important to keep your ticket handy to be able to access or leave the station easily.

  1. Go to a gate with a green arrow.
  2. Hold your MOBIB card over the reader or scan the barcode on your ticket. 
    If you are travelling with a Mobile Ticket, please display the barcode on the screen of your smartphone or tablet.
    Make sure that your screen's contrast is set correctly to ensure optimal readability.
  3. The gate will open and you're free to enter or leave the station.

Pratical info

Accompanied children under the age of 12 travel free and can pass through the gates with the assistance of the staff present. The same applies to those carrying a national discount card for the blind and partially sighted.

Specific gates are provided for persons with reduced mobility. Standard gates are regulated to allow one person through, but there is sufficient space to pass through with small objects and luggage.

It is still possible to take a connecting service at Brussels Airport-Zaventem station, without having to pass through the gates.

Please note that a member of staff will be present at all times. Our staff are available to answer any questions or respond to any problem you may have. Assistance posts are also available fitted with a call button, allowing you to contact ticket counter staff.