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BY PLANE:
All overseas flights arrive at Brussels National Airport (IATA code BRU). There is no domestic air transportation in between Belgian cities. Entry Requirements for flights between Brussels and other European cities.
Brussels Airlines:  National carrier of Belgium. Covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa with connections to Asia and the Americas through code share agreements.
Europe by Air: For flights between Brussels/Antwerp and other European cities on various carriers.
The Aviation Factory: Charter flights and helicopter rentals.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (IATA code CRL): Located 1 hour from Brussels, mainly for charter flights.


BY TRAIN:
The train stations in London, Paris and Brussels are located in the center of each city. For information on the Eurostar, Thalys, Benelux Pass, Rail passes in Europe, point-to-point tickets, international train connections and reservations, please contact Rail Europe or The Belgian Rail Road. There are direct trains between Brussels and:
 Amsterdam, Luxembourg (normal trains, running every hour)
 Paris, Köln/Cologne, Aachen, Amsterdam (Thalys)
 Lyon, Bordeaux, Paris-CDG airport and many other French cities (TGV Bruxelles-France).
 London (Eurostar).
 Frankfurt, Köln/Cologne (ICE)
 Zürich, Switzerland, via Luxembourg (normal trains, 2 daily)
Eurostar
The Eurostar train links London and Brussels in 1h51 minutes. Trains depart/arrive at the Brussels South Station (Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid) and depart/arrive at the London St. Pancras International Terminal. Up to 9 daily departures. It also stops at Ashford/England. The Eurostar High Speed Savings Plan from Rail Europe.
The Eurostar train is known for whisking travelers between London, Paris and Brussels with panoramic views in comfort and serenity. And now Europe’s spectacular high-speed train can help you save money too.  With the Eurostar High Speed Savings Plan from Rail Europe.
Thalys
The Thalys train links Paris and Brussels in 85 minutes. There are 25 Thalys trains departing daily in each direction between Paris and Brussels. Trains depart/arrive at the Brussels South Station (Bruxelles Midi/Brussel Zuid) and depart/arrive at the Paris North Station (Paris Nord) or at the Charles De Gaulle Airport. It also links Brussels to Koln and Amsterdam in 2h30 minutes.   The Thalys train stops also at the following Belgian train stations:  Liege-Guillemins, Antwerp-Berchem, Mons, Charleroi-South, Namur, Bruges and Ghent-St-Pieters.


BY BUS:
Brussels Airport Express: direct link between Brussels Airport and the cities of Utrecht, Rotterdam and Breda in the Netherlands.
Eurolines: For long distance travel between European countries. International busses have stopovers in Antwerpen, Brussels north-station, Leuven & Liege.


BY CAR:
Major European highways like the E-19, E-17, E-40, E-411 and E-313 pass through Belgium. Drivers in Belgium should be aware of the "priority from the right" rule.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN BELGIUM:


Trains:
B-Rail
A dense train network connects all of Belgium. National and international passes are available at major train stations in Belgium. The B-rail website will give you timetables, price and online ticket for your train trip in Belgium. Seat reservations are not available on Belgian trains (except for groups). Travel is valid only for dates shown on the ticket. First and 2nd class tickets are available. Trains leave, on average, every 1/2 hour between all major Belgian cities. The first train leaves at approximately 5:00 am and the last one departs at approximately 11:00 pm.
Coin-operated lockers as well as luggage service are available in major train stations.
Bicycles may be rented at major train stations, you can also travel with them on regular trains.


Taxis:
Taxis are available at taxi stands or at hotel entrances.
Taxi fare is displayed on the meter, including the service charge.
Minimum fare: 2.40 Euro daytime; 4.40 Euro evening.
Average price per KM (0.62 miles): 1.23 Euro in Brussels; 2.46 Euro outside Brussels.
Average transport price between Brussels Airport and Brussels city center: 38 Euro.


Busses:
Within Belgium
TEC Itinerary and timetables for buses in French speaking Wallonia.
Within Belgian Cities
Travel by train between cities and by bus/tram/metro within the city.
Metro (subway) is available only in Brussels. There is a standard flat-fare system (single ticket Euro 1.50), with discounts for 5-journey (Euro 6.70) and 10-journey (Euro 10.50) One-day travel card (valid until midnight - Euro 4.00).  All are available at various metro stations and newspaper stands.


Bikes:
There is nothing quite like biking through Europe and Belgium with its contrasting landscape of flatlands in Flanders and rolling hills in French speaking Wallonia is a biking lover's dream. Belgium has miles of bicycle paths along romantic canals winding between quaint towns, charming castles, outdoor cafés and incredible restaurants. The Local Tourist Offices in Belgium provide detailed information on biking routes and maps. Bikes can be rented at 18 major train stations in Belgium. Rent a bike at any one of the major train stations, and return it to any participating train station of your choice. Prices vary according to distance traveled.
Tips
• Vehicles coming from the right have the right of way.
• Use hand signals.
• When not in use, lock up your bicycle.
• Bike racks are often located in front of cultural buildings.
• U-shaped padlocks are preferred.


SOURCES:
http://www.visitbelgium.com/
http://wikitravel.org/en/Belgium


 


 

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