Getting Around Brussels

When traveling into Brussels, the best option for getting into the city would be to fly. Brussels Airport is located in a small community just outside of the city, which makes it very accessible for people coming in and out of the city. The airport is one of the busiest in Europe as it serves over 18 million passengers each year. Over thirty different airlines fly in and out of the airport on a daily basis. Direct flights are available on a daily basis to all major cities in Europe as well as select locations in Asia, Africa, and North America.

Another ideal way to get into the city would be to take a train. Brussels is located along a few major train lines, which can be used to connect to any other city in Europe including Paris, Berlin, or Amsterdam. Another option, which tends to take a little bit longer but can be more affordable, would be to take a bus. Bus service goes in and out of downtown Brussels on a daily basis with direct routes available to several different cities located throughout the country.

After a traveler has arrived in Brussels, they will have plenty of transportation options for getting around. The most expansive public transportation option in the city is the Brussels Metro, which is a rapid transit train system. The Brussels Metro train service operates a total of seven different train lines that server over 65 different stations across the city. The majority of the city is serviced by the train lines, which also expand into some of the outer lying communities.

Another option for getting around the city is to take advantage of the Brussels bus system. This bus system operates over one hindered different bus lines, which do a great job of covering the entire city, particularly areas that are not directly served by the train system. Buses tend to run late into the night, although the frequency of service is much higher during the day and during the work week.

The third public transportation option, which is unique to the city, is a city-sponsored car sharing system. With this system, a person can own just a small portion of a car, which can then be available to them when necessary. With this system, a person can also schedule carpooling schedules, which has helped to cut down on traffic during the weekday rush hours.