Are you staying in Brussels or would you like to visit our capital city? Read through our travel tips and our choice pick of things to see to make your city trip an unforgettable experience!

Travelling in and around the city

Three main stations

As a capital city, Brussels has a number of stations. However, Bruxelles-Midi, Bruxelles-Nord and Bruxelles-Central are the three most important stations. At them you will find toilets and left luggage lockers for your bags. Most of the trains, which pass through the city, stop at these three stations.
  • International trains, Thalys, TGV, Eurostar and ICE leave from Bruxelles-Midi station. The underground also departs from this station heading for Heysel, where you will be able to visit the Atomium.
  • To access the historic centre of Brussels, travel to Bruxelles-Central station.

STIB-MIVB

Brussels' public transport company is called STIB (in French) and MIVB (in Flemish). It makes up the whole of the network of trains, trams, underground trains and busses, which travel throughout the Brussels greater area.
For certain journeys, it's worth purchasing a JUMP card, which is available in a number of options (1, 5 or 10 trips, or 24, 48 or 72 hours of unrestricted travel).

Tips and things to know

  • Right by Central Station, find Use-it: it's an amazing tourist information centre for exploring the city off the beaten track.
  • Take advantage of the Blue-bike shared bike scheme and gain an appreciation of the back streets of the capital on two wheels.
  • You will find a bus stop for CitySightseeing buses 100 metres from the exit of Bruxelles-Central station. More info.
  • The Atomium is a characteristic features of the city. It is 30 minutes on the underground from Bruxelles-Midi station. Take advantage of our inexpensive B-Excursion tickets for visiting this imposing structure.

Are you looking for other travel ideas? Explore our inspiration page.

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