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Travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central by train in 15 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central by train is 20 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 15 minutes. Around 112 trains per day travel the 7 miles (11 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Brussels Central. Trains on this route are operated by SNCB, the national rail operator in Belgium. Whether you're travelling on one of their Intercity or local services, all trains are modern and comfortable.

Book train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €11.10. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central by train

It takes an average of 20m to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central by train, over a distance of around 7 miles (11 km). There are normally 112 trains per day travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central and tickets for this journey start from €11.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 15m
PriceFrom €11.10
Distance7 miles (11 km)
Frequency112 trains per day
First train00:02
Last train23:53
Departure stationBrussels-Airport-Zaventem
Arrival stationBrussels Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central for Dienstag 26. Oktober 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:41 13:05 24m, direct
12:53 13:12 19m, direct
13:03 13:19 16m, direct
13:13 13:31 18m, direct
13:24 13:40 16m, direct
13:30 13:47 17m, direct
13:41 14:05 24m, direct
13:53 14:12 19m, direct
14:03 14:19 16m, direct
14:13 14:31 18m, direct

SNCB trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central

You can travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central on SNCB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoMPW57, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCB is the national railway company of Belgium, with services that include national (Intercity) and regional (Local) express trains. All SNCB trains come with both First Class and Second Class carriages. Belgium has one of the densest rail networks in the world. Seat reservations aren’t possible for any of the company's trains.

Cheap train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central

The price of train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central starts at €11.10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Brussels Central is 20 minutes, with around 112 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Brussels Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central is 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central can start from as little as €11.10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central without having to change trains. There are 111 direct trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central leave?

The first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central leaves at 00:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central leave?

The last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central leaves at 23:53. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Brussels Central by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central cover a distance of around 7 miles (11 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/26/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/21/2021 for travel on 11/21/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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