Culture, Heritage and Diversity


SPARDA Final Event: Getting Around



Brussels International Airport is located in the Zaventem area, 14 km outside the city centre. Further information can be obtained by phone: Tel (0)2 753 42 21 / (0)2 723 31 11 Flight information: Tel (0)900 70 000 (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.)


How to reach the city-centre from Brussels Airport

STIB Airport line – Bus 12 (express bus). A bus links the Centre and Brussels National Airport. Please note that after 20h and at week-ends, the bus to/from the airport becomes number 21. For further information, please check the STIB website.


Train. This links the city and the airport. The journey lasts about 30 minutes. Info: Tel (0)2 753 24 40 or (0)2 528 28 28. Going from the City to the Airport, trains can be taken from the following stations: North Station (Gare du Nord/Noordstation), frequent connections; Central Station (Gare Centrale/Centraalstation), frequent connections and South Station (known as Gare du Midi/Zuidstation): frequent connections.


Going from the Airport to the City, all trains stop at the above stations. The first train departs at 5.32 a.m. and the last train at 0.20 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the station.


Brussels South Airport (Charleroi)

Situated to the south of  Brussels, approximately 60 km away, Brussels-South Charleroi airport mainly houses low-cost airlines.


How to reach the centre of Brussels from this airport

By bus: A bus links Charleroi Brussels-South and the Gare du Midi railway station in Brussels more than 20 times a day. The timetables are organised to coincide with Ryanair airline flights. Departing from Brussels to Charleroi: the shuttle departure point is situated at the junction of rue de France and rue de l'Instruction (follow "Thalys" exit at the Gare du Midi station).


Departing from Charleroi to Brussels: Shuttle buses depart 30 minutes after the Ryanair airline flight arrives at the airport. For further information please consult the Shuttle bus website.



Practical Information


Getting Around


About the Venue

Council of Europe Brussels Office and Committee of Regions



Lilia Kolombet

SPARDA coordinator

+33 3 90 21 53 85

Brussels office

+32 2 286 5005

By train: A bus route (route A) permanently links the Charleroi Brussels-South airport with Charleroi railway station. You can then take the train very easily to Brussels. (Combined ticket 10.00 €)


By taxi: Estimate around 85.00 €, if you are considering taking a taxi from Brussels to Charleroi airport.


By car: It takes around 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the centre of Brussels by car via the A54.


SNCB (Société nationale des Chemins de Fer belges) There are five main stations serving the Brussels-Capital Region, all interlinked. For more information please consult the SNCB website.


The main stations are:


Central Station (Gare Centrale/Centraalstation):

Address : Carrefour de l’Europe 2 - 1000


South Station (known as Gare du Midi/Zuidstation):

Address : Rue de France 2 - 1070

From this station, you can catch trains to London (Eurostar), and Paris (Thalys) amongst others.


North Station (Gare du Nord/Noordstation):

Address: Rue du Progrès 85 - 1210

Trains to Amsterdam


Luxembourg Station (Gare de Bruxelles Luxembourg/Station Brussel-Luxemburg)

Address: Place du Luxembourg - 1040

Trains to Luxembourg as well as other parts of the country.