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Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train

It takes an average of 21m to travel from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train, over a distance of around 7 miles (11 km). There are normally 113 trains per day travelling from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem and tickets for this journey start from €11.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 16m
PriceFrom €11.10
Distance7 miles (11 km)
Frequency113 trains per day
First train00:01
Last train23:28
Departure stationBrussels Central
Arrival stationBrussels-Airport-Zaventem
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCB

Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem for Tuesday 28th September 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:14 12:31 17m, direct
12:19 12:35 16m, direct
12:28 12:47 19m, direct
12:41 12:57 16m, direct
12:50 13:08 18m, direct
12:56 13:25 29m, direct
13:14 13:31 17m, direct
13:18 13:35 17m, direct
13:28 13:47 19m, direct
13:41 13:57 16m, direct

SNCB trains from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem

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

The price of train tickets from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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 Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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 Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem? 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 Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels Central and Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is 21 minutes, with around 113 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 Central and Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is 16 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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 Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem without having to change trains. There are 109 direct trains from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leaves at 23:28. 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 Central and Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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-Airport-Zaventem to Brussels Central.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. 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 09/28/2021 for travel on 09/28/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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