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Travellers who reach Brussels by plane, land
mostly at the international Zaventem airport,
at 13 km from the city.
The Belgian stop, which is the more important
of the nation, is daily linked up with the main
European cities and there are frequent flights
even to the most important destinations across
Passengers who arrive by plane can reach the
centre of Brussels both by train and by bus;
the railway link is available the whole day
and takes less than twenty minutes, the bus
service runs during working days and its terminus
is the station of Bruxelles-Luxemburg.
The minor airport of Brussels South is situated
in Charleroi, 46 km from the capital; this airport
has flights towards 11 European destinations
and it is well linked up with Brussels thanks
to a frequent bus service.
Motorists have at their disposal an extensive
road system, with an excellent connection to the
neighbouring countries. The well-groomed and illuminated
Belgian motorways are completely toll free.
Those who get to Brussels from the south, take
the E411, while the ones who arrive from France
can follow the E19 and those who come from Germany
the E40; even the links with the United Kingdom
are good, thanks to the tunnel that crosses the
The city is sited in the centre of a good railway
system and it has a lot of links with the main
European centres; the stations are, among others,
the Gare du Midi, Gare Centrale, Gare du Nord,
Gare du Luxembourg and Gare Schumann. Thanks to
the advanced system of the high speed trains (TGV)
the Belgian capital can easily be reached from
France, Germany and the Netherlands in a time-saving
manner. The station of reference for those who
come from abroad is Gare du Midi. The “Thalys”,
recommended for its comfort and speed, is a high
speed train which links up Brussels with 19 French
cities, the Netherlands and Switzerland with not
very prices, but the tickets are not exactly cheap.
3 lines, covering a distance of 40 km and 5 railway
stations: the underground railway is surely the
most rapid means for moving in the city.
The carriages run until midnight and in order
to while away the time at the stop, it is possible
to admire the works by some local artists, which
embellish the underground stations’ walls.
Equally many-branched, the tram network consists
of a dozen of lines; some of them run underground
in order to link up with the underground railway’s
Numerous buses, that cross the centre from one
side to the other, complete the public transports