From the airport to your holiday destination

Belgium isn't a big country so it's easy to travel cross-country to or from an airport. With our direct connections or our routes with connecting services, you can be in Bruges, Ghent, Liège, Aachen or Brussels in no time at all.

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Two major airports

Brussels-Airport Zaventem and Brussels South Charleroi Airport, the two most well-known airports in Belgium are easy to access by train. 
The airport station located closest to Brussels is Brussels Airport - Zaventem (not to be confused with the town of Zaventem), as well as the Brussels South Charleroi Airport, which is 1h30 from the capital.

Check the timetables for your journey using the journey planner on this page. Don't hesitate to personalise your journey to time the connecting services to suit your travel arrangements.

Some practical information:
  • Most of your luggage can be taken with you free of charge on board the train. More info.
  • If you park your car in a B-Parking car park, you can get a reduction on the price. More info.
  • Be careful to keep your ticket for the scanner at the barrier at the Brussels-Airport Zaventem station. More info.

When departing from Brussels Airport Zaventem station, you can travel to:

  • Antwerp-Central in 30 minutes (up to 4 trains / hour)
  • Brussels city centre via Bruxelles-Central in 20 minutes (up to 8 trains / hour)
  • Bruges and Ghent in 60 and 55 minutes (up to 3 trains / hour)
  • Liège in 50 minutes (up to 2 trains / hour)
Brussels National Airport - Zaventem
Travel by train to or from Brussels Capital City's principal airport

The station at Brussels-Airport Zaventem is underground. When your flight arrives, simply go down two levels to reach the railway platforms.  There is a supplement to pay on your ticket for this airport.

The Brussels Airport Supplement (Diabolo) is automatically included in most tickets to or from Brussels Airport - Zaventem.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport
Travel by rail to or from Charleroi Airport in Southern Belgium

The station closest to Brussels South Charleroi Airport is a 20-minute bus ride from the airport. Upon arrival, find your way to the TEC bus stops and take a bus heading for the Charleroi-Central station (bus journey time = 20 minutes). You can buy a combined bus and train ticket for all your destinations in Belgium to and from this airport.

You can also buy your bus ticket from Charleroi-South station to the airport separately.