Brussels Central Station
Brussels Central Station
3.5

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yinkers
Tavira, Portugal257 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
A busy station
There are information people to assist
Banks of auto ticket machines
Be careful of your baggage
Watxhe the screen for your train direction
Written March 27, 2023
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WK
2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
If you are looking for public restrooms, good luck. Public restrooms in Belgium is close to non existent and if you successfully found one, you will have to pay for it. The one in this station is governed by an old nasty rude lady! Such horrible attitude! The moment she hears you speak a foreign language (English), she will yell at you in French! Come learn from Asia. Free public restroom is accessible everywhere. It is a necessity. How can you tax the citizens so much but can't afford to have basic needs accessible?
Written March 25, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,422 contributions
Nov 2022
Modern train station that is really “central;” provides easy access to the main central tourist attractions.
Written January 22, 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,104 contributions
Jan 2023
Located within the centre of Brussels (hence the name) Brussels Central is the main station you would use for things in the city centre and tourist attractions however if you are travelling internationally you should use Brussels Midi/Zuid. NOT Brussels Central.

There are trains to all over Belgium from this station but make sure you check which platform your train is going from!

There are assorted kiosks on the concourse to get snacks, drinks and something to read.

Whilst you are there I suggest you check out the war memorial which is near the ticket office. This is a fitting tribute to the people who lost their lives in the two world wars.
Written January 19, 2023
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lokesh jha
New Delhi, India7 contributions
Nov 2022
we visited this rly stn as tourists on a sunday in nov 2022 . the stn building is very impressive but has not been renovated for a long time and therefore looks worn out. lots of homeless people sleep in the premises of the stn . govt should rescue them and provide them food and shelter. govt needs to be caring and proactive for the welfare of homeless people.
Written January 4, 2023
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Dreamer429096
9 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Met unpleasant and rude people who are racist and target Asians to get better seats for themselves on train. They don't target the others who took up more space but us because we were the only Chinese on the train. Asians travelling here don't get bullied by these people, they can be anyone and like these ladies who look unassumingly nice but behave very nastily towards Asians.
Written December 26, 2022
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Shaun143
Augne, France26 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Staff so helpful at a time of stress.
I arrived in Brussels train station by accident, not mine!
They couldn’t of been more helpful getting me to my destination. A huge thank you!
Written November 25, 2022
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djsmu
Ontario, Canada39 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Brussels Midi was very busy but the people were excellent to help get me back to Bruges and other cities. I thought the trains were excellently done and very easy to follow.
Written November 24, 2022
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China155,164 contributions
Oct 2022
Similar to past trips to Belgium, we made use of Central Station for journeys to/from the airport as well as a stay in Bruges recently. Service is frequent, regular and timely to both destinations.

You can purchase tickets at the self-ticketing machines, which is intuitive and simple to use. There are several departures to the airport and towards Ghent and Bruges every hour so no need to reserve tickets in advance. Just make your way to the station when you are ready, purchase ticket and get on the next train.
Written November 1, 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK614,605 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to Brewdog and passed Brussels Central Station and I must say the scene that greeted us was unreal.
There's no denying the railway station is impressive but the amount of homeless people sat outside the main entrance was unreal ,nothing against them ,they stick together for unity and safety can't blame them but it's the sheer amount of them ,it opens you're eyes to the amount of less fortunate people there are in one of the most expensive city's in Europe ,the groups look intimidating but I witnessed no trouble ,it just disturbed me a bit to their plight and the fact the authorities allow this to continue.
Written June 20, 2022
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