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City Information

The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.

Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.

Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.

Station Information

Also known as Brussels-South railway station, the Gare du Midi is the primary train station serving Brussels. The station is technically located in Saint-Gilles, a city south of Brussels, but the Gare du Midi metro stop connects travelers to all of Brussels' sights and attractions. Many high-speed train services, including international train lines, run through the Gare du Midi. Brussels is connected to the famous Eurostar line through this station, along with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn lines. The large indoor station includes many retail shops, restaurants, and services like information desks and restrooms.

Popular bus stations in Brussels:

  • Gare du Midi

  • Avenue Fonsny

  • Magnolialaan 1

  • Brussels Pachecolaan

What bus companies travel to Brussels, Belgium?

Located in Belgium, Brussels is accessible by bus from 172 other cities. You can choose from 420 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Brussels on Wanderu. BlaBlaCar Bus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Brussels are also available..

Bus companies serving Brussels

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus9311h 4m€46.28
BlaBlaCar Bus9310h 35m€47.82
Sindbad1920h 36m€61.03
flibco.com10h 56m€15.27

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Brussels?

€2.90 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Brussels, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Brussels. In the last month, buses from Antwerp to Brussels had the lowest average price at €3.94.

Where is the bus station in Brussels, Belgium?

The busiest bus station in Brussels is Gare du Midi. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Brussels are:

  • Gare du Midi
  • Avenue Fonsny
  • Magnolialaan 1

What is the closest airport to Brussels, BRU?

The closest airport to Brussels is Brussels Airport (BRU), it is located 6.8 miles from the city center of Brussels.

Is Brussels a popular bus travel destination?

Among bus travelers Brussels is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 10 in Belgium. Brussels has the most bus connections in the region. There are 152 bus schedules arriving in Brussels each day.

What is the population of Brussels?

The population of Brussels is 1019022. Brussels ranks number 2 in terms of population in Bruxelles-Capitale, Région de;Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest and number 2 in all of Belgium.

How much do bus tickets to Brussels cost?

Bus tickets to Brussels range from €3 for a short trip to Brussels, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Brussels starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Brussels can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €4 .

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Brussels?

The closest bus station to the city center of Brussels is Brussels Pachecolaan, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Brussels Pachecolaan as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Brussels. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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