Thinking about taking the train from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 21 minutes to travel the 7 miles (11 km) from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem by train, although you can get there in as little as 16 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 113 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-Airport-Zaventem 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 Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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.
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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 €11.30 when you book in advance.
11 miles (7 km)
113 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem is 16 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem 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.
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.
The first train from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem leaves at 00:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Brussels Central to Brussels-Airport-Zaventem cover a distance of around 7 miles (11 km) during the journey.