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Transfer to/from Brussels Zaventem airport (BRU)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Brussels Zaventem airport (BRU)


Brussels Zaventem airport (BRU)

Bus - The station is located on level 0, beneath the Arrivals Hall. De Lijn (Tel +32 7022 0200) operates numerous services to the city and the surroundings, with a fare of €3.00. Journey time to downtown Brussels is 45 minutes.
The Airport Line bus (lines 12 and 21) from MIVB/STIB (Tel +32 7023 2000) is an express service between the airport and the European district, in the city centre, with a trip of 30 min. Tickets can be acquired at vending machines (€4.50) or from the driver (€6.00).
Airport Express (Tel +32 5233 4000) travels several times a day to Crowne Plaza and Koningin Astridplein, near Antwerp central station, in about 45 min., with a fare of €10.00.
Flixbus (Tel +33 176 360 412 / +31 858 881 843) operates services to several cities in Belgium and neighbouring countries, such as Brussels, Bruges, Charleroi, Amsterdam, The Hague, Maastricht, Lille, Paris, Dortmund, Aachen, Cologne.
Ouibus (Tel +33 969 323 348) leaves to Lille (€5.00) at 9:00 am, 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm, with a journey time of 2 hours and 15 min.

Train - On level -1 is located the airport station. Belgian Railways (Tel +32 2528 2828) provides trains to the three stations in Brussels (Brussels North, Brussels Central, Brussels Midi). Travel time to the city centre is 17 minutes and the fare is €9.00. There are also direct trains to Antwerp, Bruges, Charleroi, Ghent, Liege, Leuven, Mechelen, Namen and Waver. The airport is also connected to the main Dutch cities, such as Amsterdam, Breda, Rotterdam and The Hague.

Taxi - Opposite the Arrivals Hall there are vehicles around the clock. The fare to the city centre is around €45.00 and the trip takes 20-30 minutes. Official cabs have blue and yellow emblems.

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Bus lines:

272 - Machelen, Zaventem, Diegem, Haren, Schaarbeek, Brussel Noord.
471 - Zaventem, Diegem, Haren, Brussel Noord.
620 - Zaventem, Diegem, Haren, Schaarbeek, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Anderlecht.
359 - Zaventem, Sint-Stevens-Woluwe, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.
659 - Zaventem, Kraainem, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.
681 - Zaventem, Machelen, Melsbroek, Perk, Elewijt, Hever, Boortmeerbeek, Rijmenam, Bonheiden, Mechelen.
682 - Zaventem, Machelen, Melsbroek, Perk, Elewijt, Weerde, Zemst, Mechelen.
683 - Zaventem, Machelen, Vilvoorde, Eppegem, Zemst, Mechelen.
616 - Zaventem, Nossegem, Tervuren, Vossem, Leefdaal, Bertem, Heverlee, Leuven.
651 - Zaventem, Machelen, Melsbroek, Steenokkerzeel, Kortenberg, Everberg, Meerbeek, Veltem-Beisem, Winksele, Leuven.
652 - Machelen, Zaventem, Nossegem, Kortenberg, Erps-Kwerps, Veltem-Beisem, Winksele, Herent, Leuven.
282 - Zaventem, Diegem, Machelen, Vilvoorde, Eppegem, Zemst, Mechelen.
621 - Zaventem, Diegem, Vilvoorde.
820 - Zaventem, Machelen, Vilvoorde, Strombeek-Bever, Bruselas, Jette, Wemmel, Relegem, Zellik, Groot-Bijgaarden, Dilbeek.
821 - Zaventem, Machelen, Vilvoorde, Grimbergen, Meise, Wolvertem, Merchtem, Peizegem.
660 - Zaventem, Machelen, Melsbroek, Kampenhout, Haacht, Keerbergen, Rijmenam, Bonheiden, Tildonk.
830 - Machelen, Zaventem, Wezembeek-Oppem, Tervuren, Duisburg, Overijse, Hoeilaart, Groenendaal.
686 - Mechelen, Muizen, Hever, Boortmeerbeek, Kampenhout, Melsbroek, Machelen, Zaventem.

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.