We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Browse Airline Reviews
Before you book your next flight, see reviews from travelers around the world
Read Reviews

Arriving in Brussels

Brussels, Belgium’s capital city, can be reached through Brussels Airport. Several of the major carriers fly into this airport, making flights to Brussels easily accessible. Tourists whose flights have touched down can catch a train to Brussels’ three main stations. These trains run every 15 minutes. Bus number 12 and 21 operate every 20 to 30 minutes via metro-station Schuman. Alternatively, it is possible to catch a taxi into the center of the city. Brussels South Charleroi Airport is another airport in Brussels. Cheap flights to Brussels often land here. The airport is one hour’s drive away from the Midi/Zuid station. A shuttle bus runs every half-hour to Brussels Midi/Zuid station. Both airports offer Wi-Fi connectivity and a range of stores, bars and restaurants.

Getting Around Brussels

The majority of attractions in Brussels are within walking distance of each other yet a metro service is still readily available. Metro entrances can be recognized by a large "M" sign in blue and white. The city offers visitors on Brussels flights cheap bicycle rentals at 180 locations in and around the city center. Brussels Bike Tours offer an easy bicycle tour over four hours – ideal for those who wish to explore the city and exercise at the same time. Those who purchased affordable airfare to Brussels may wish to look into buying a Brussels Card which grants free use of the public transit system.

Main Attractions in Brussels

Museums are plentiful in Brussels. The Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (MRAH) houses a collection of art from different civilizations from across the globe, while the Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique features both ancient and modern artwork. The Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium, famous for its dinosaur collection, is popular with children. The Cantillon Brewery is a must-see attraction for adults who have purchased cheap flights to Brussels. The tour allows tourists to taste two small glasses of natural beer. Brussels is home to several cinemas. Arenberg shows a wide range of films.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Brussels

Tourists on flights to Brussels may wish to make some typically Belgian purchases. Fine beer can be found at Beer Mania, which is the perfect place to locate an interesting selection of beers. Inexpensive yet high quality chocolate can be found at Leonidas. Those who wish to explore the city’s shopping centers may wish to visit Galeria Inno, which sells department store clothing and cosmetics. Those wanting to get a bite to eat should visit the budget-priced Snack Pizzeria Porte de Halle. Expensive Thai cuisine can be found at Les Larmes du Tigres. Tourists can relax at The Monk Bar during the evening. 

Flight stats for Brussels - did you know?
  • Brussels is 30 mi from Charleroi Brussels South Airport (Brussels, Belgium).
  • Charleroi Brussels South Airport (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Right now, 6 airlines operate out of Charleroi Brussels South Airport.
    • Charleroi Brussels South Airport offers nonstop flights to 103 cities.
    • Every week, at least 0 domestic flights and 501 international flights depart from Charleroi Brussels South Airport.
  • Brussels is 6 mi from National Airport (Brussels, Belgium).
  • National Airport (Brussels, Belgium)
    • Right now, 94 airlines operate out of National Airport.
    • National Airport offers nonstop flights to 186 cities.
    • Every week, at least 0 domestic flights and 5,205 international flights depart from National Airport.

Shop for hotels in Brussels