Brussels Airport or Zaventem is the international airport serving the capital of Belgium. Brussels Airport is with over 20 million passengers a year in the top 20 of busiest European airports.
The airport uses a one-terminal concept where all facilities are under one roof and with two different piers: one for flights to countries within (Pier A) and the other for countries outside (Pier B) the Schengen Area. However, there are some exceptions. All Brussels Airline to Africa and New York depart from Pier A. The two Piers are linked by a Connector where also the border control is located.
Brussels Airport is located 12 km northeast of Brussels.
Brussel Zaventem Airport provides many options to get into the city.
Zaventem has a train station under the airport (leven -1) from where you can take a train to Brussels three main train stations and also to other cities in Belgium. A single ticket to Brussel costs 8.60 euro, a weekend return costs 14.60. Trains to Brussel depart every 15 minutes and the journey to the Central Station also takes just 15 minutes.
There are several buses to the city departing from Airport Level 0. De Lijn numbers 272 and 471 depart every 30-60 minutes to the North Station (also called Brussel-Noord or Gare du Nord), a ticket can be bought at the driver for 3 euro. Another option is the STIB buses 12 and 21 which are express buses to the Luxembourg square (30 minutes at 4.50 euro).
Taxi's are waiting outside the Arrival Hall and a ride into the city would cost about 35 euro. Best to check the fare and route because it is not uncommon for drivers to rip you off.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Brussels Airport is not a large airport so there are not many flights departing here. There are only a few destinations that you can reach from Brussels Airport, most of these are operated by United Airlines. Many people take a flight to Washington and transfer to another flight there.