TRAVEL

By Plane

Brussels International Airport is located in the nearby Flemish municipality of Zaventem, 12 km (10 mi) east of the capital. It is a swift 25-minute drive to The Hotel from the airport via R22 making it easily accessible and close by.

Brussels South Charleroi Airport, located near Charleroi (Wallonia), some 50 km (30 mi) south-west of Brussels city, is approximately a 55 minute drive from the airport to The Hotel via routes E19 and E420.

Brussels is easily accessible by air from all major European cities. It never takes more than three hours to fly from many European cities and “hubs”, including Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen, London, Frankfurt. Brussels International Airport is located just a short drive from the centre of Brussels. It is only 12.2 km/18 min driving distance from the centre of the city.

By Bus

There is a choice of international bus lines connecting Brussels with other European cities. Buses are the cheapest method of reaching Brussels There are direct buses to the capital city from many European countries. Routes and schedules are available at www.eurolines.eu. Inner-city Brussels public transport uses unified ticketing system so that you can use the same ticket for bus, metro, tram or a combination. The simplest way is to buy a single-fare ticket as you enter the vehicle. This costs €2.50. But this is somewhat of an emergency way of buying Brussels public transport tickets. There are cheaper and easier options. So-called contactless tickets are paper magnetic tickets that can be bought at the metro stations and bus/tram stops. 1-hour ticket costs €2.10 and 24-hour time ticket costs €7.50. You must validate these by using the machines inside the transportation vehicles.

From Brussels International Airport

By Train

Diabolo infrastructure provides a quick and direct link between the SNCB station under the airport terminal and the main stations in Brussels (Brussels-Nord, Brussels-Central and Brussels-Midi). The standard ticket price for travel between the airport and the Brussels Zone is €8.60 per day (return trip €17,20), which includes the Diabolo fee. If you already have an SNCB ticket, you will have to pay the Diabolo fee separately. Directl trains run every 15 minutes in both directions. It takes 17 minutes to travel into Central Brussels from Brussels International Airport.

By Bus

Urban public transport company STIB offers “The Airport Line”: an express connection (30 minutes) between Brussels National Airport and the European district:

Line 12: take this shuttle until “LUXEMBOURG” bus stop.
Next you go on bus 64 until the stop “PORTE DE NAMUR”.
The Hotel Brussels is only 400 meters away from this stop.
Note: only operated from Monday to Friday until 8 PM

Line 21: take this shuttle until the “LUXEMBOURG” bus stop.
Then, get on bus 64 until the PORTE DE NAMUR stop. The Hotel Brussels will be at 400 meters.
Note: only operated during the week after 8 PM, on Saturday Sunday and Holidays.

From Brussels South Airport (Charleroi)

By Train

At Brussels South Charleroi Airport, you can buy a single or return ticket (same day return) to Brussels Midi station from one of the two ticket machines available. This ticket includes the TEC bus journey (from the airport to Charleroi-South station) and the train journey (from that Charleroi-South station to Brussels Midi station). Both ticket machines are outside the terminal near Door 2. You can pay using cash or credit/debit card. Once you arrived in Brussels Midi station, you can take the metro or the bus.

From Brussels Midi Station take Metro Line 2 or 6 (direction ELISABETH) until LOUIZA Metro Station, which is only 300 meters away from The Hotel Brussels.

Shuttle

The Brussels City Shuttle is the easiest way to travel to the airport from Brussels. The bus times are scheduled to fit in with the flight times and they start running at 3.30am. There is a bus every 30 minutes. To get the best price, you can buy your ticket online in advance. TIMES AND BOOKING

Further information on how to reach the hotel is available at http://www.thehotel-brussels.be/en/contact-and-location.html