The best places to get a taxi are airports, train stations, entrance of hotels and big avenues and boulevards (there are taxi stands at Schuman, Mérode, Montgomery, Porte de Namur, Place de Brouckère, ...). There is not one color that distinguishes taxis from other cars but you will recognize them by the sign taxi on the roof.

Different companies operate taxi service like:

- Taxi 2000 (+32 (0) 2 537 10 10)
- Taxi Verts and Taxi Orange (+32 (0) 2 349 49 49)
- Taxi Bleus (+32 (0) 2 204 21 11)

- charleoiexpress.be (+32477422644)  shuttle service for airport in belgium 

Full listing of all taxi companies that operate in Brussels available here: Brussels Taxi

There is a minimum charge of EURO 2.40 during the day and EURO 4.20 at night. Average price per km is 1.8 EURO in Brussels. outside of brussels 2.7€.The price of the trip, displayed on the meter, includes the service charge.

You will note that the sign on the roof of a taxi also bears the Roman numerals I and II, which in the case of a taxi in the city, correspond to central Brussels (I) and the perimeter (II). If you are going to the airport, which is 14 km away from central Brussels, in Flanders, a Brussels-based taxi will charge you the central Brussels rate up to the boundary of the city, near NATO (10 km), and then switch to the higher peripheral rate (4km); if coming from the airport, on the other hand, the taxis that have the right to wait for customers there are Flemish, and will charge THEIR local rate (I) for 4 km. followed by their  extra-regional rate (II) for 10 km - thus, don't be surprised that your trip FROM the airport is more expensive than your trip TO the airport..!

Never take a taxi from drivers offering you a ride (inside or directly outside the airport). Just go to the official taxi queue directly outside the airport.
Paying by credit card is not possible in all taxis, so make sure you ask.

Belgium taxis are extremely expensive (e.g. nearby Leuven, only 23km, will set you back a whopping 65 euro), so it's better to use other means of transport.

If you plan to stay in Brussels only, it is not worth renting a car. Most tourist places are accessible by foot. For those attractions that are located further away from the city center, you can make use of the public transportation system. Even if you intend to make day trips to other cities like Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Liege or Namur, you can take the train, which runs very frequently and is relatively cheap.

On the other hand, if you plan to make excursions to places outside Brussels or to the Flemish or Walloon countryside, it is probably a good idea to rent a car for those days.

Europcar has offices at
- Brussels National Airport, Arrival Hall, Bus 88 (+32 (2) 7210592)
- the South Station - Gare du Midi, Avenue Fonsny 46 (+32 (02) 5229573)
- Chaussee de Waterloo, 538 (+32 (02) 3459290)
- Rue Saint Denis, 281 (+32 (2) 3489220)
- In Zaventem, Weiveldlaan, 8 (+32 (02) 7206194)
- In Waterloo, Clos Lamartine (+32 (2) 3544936)
Visit www.europcar.com for more info and rates.

Budget has offices at
- Brussels National Airport
- Avenue Louise, 327B
Visit www.budget.com for more info and rates.

Alamo has offices
- Brussels National Airport
Visit www.alamo.com for more info and rates.

Hertz has offices at
- Brussels National Airport  (+32.2.7206044)
- the South Station (Gare du Midi, TGV-Eurostar-Thalys arrival hall) (+32.2.5243100)
Visit www.hertz.com for more info and rates.

Avis has offices
- Brussels National Airport
- the South Station (Gare du Midi, rue de France)
- in the European District, rue du Parnasse, 19
- rue americaine, 145
Visit www.avis.com for more info and rates.

DRIVER4YOU Limousine & Vip Services

Visit www.driver4you.be for more info and rates