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Taking the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi in 20 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 23 minutes to travel the 8 miles (12 km) from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi by train, although you can get there in as little as 20 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 112 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. The route to Brussels Midi is operated by SNCB, the Belgian national train operator. You're likely to be travelling on an Intercity or local service during your journey, both of which are modern and comfortable.

Train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi start from €11.30 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Brussels Midi? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi by train

It takes an average of 23m to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi by train, over a distance of around 8 miles (12 km). There are normally 112 trains per day travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi and tickets for this journey start from €11.30 when you book in advance.

First train

00:02

Last train

23:53

Departure station

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem

Arrival station

Brussels Midi

Journey time

20m

Distance

12 miles (8 km)

Frequency

112 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From €11.30

Train and bus operators

SNCB

Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi for Tuesday 14th February 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:41 13:10 29m, direct
12:53 13:17 24m, direct
13:03 13:24 21m, direct
13:13 13:36 23m, direct
13:24 13:45 21m, direct
13:30 13:52 22m, direct
13:41 14:10 29m, direct
13:53 14:17 24m, direct
14:03 14:24 21m, direct
14:13 14:36 23m, direct

SNCB trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi

You can travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi 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 Midi

The price of train tickets from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi starts at €11.30 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 Midi 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 Midi? 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 Midi take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and Brussels Midi is 23 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 Midi by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi is 20 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi can start from as little as €11.30 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 Midi?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi without having to change trains. There are 111 direct trains from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi 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 Midi leave?

The first train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi 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 Midi leave?

The last train from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi 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 Midi by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi cover a distance of around 8 miles (12 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brussels Midi to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Midi for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. 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 01/02/2023 for travel on 01/02/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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