les accès à Bruxelles

Coach parking

Tourist coaches or buses are part of the high volume of traffic in the city centre’s streets. Many coaches park in popular tourist areas such as the Grand-Place, the European district, Heysel Stadium and more. This creates a real problem in terms of space in the districts affected and in terms of routes between them. The Regional Development Plan (PRD) includes parking facilities for short-stay and long-stay parking, with spaces reserved for coaches.

Parking areas

There are three types of parking areas: short-stay, medium-stay and long-stay.

  • Short stop: up to 30 minutes
  • Medium stop: up to 5 hours
  • Long stop: more than 5 hours

Therefore, coaches may park for up to 30 minutes in the short-stay parking areas. Tourists can therefore be dropped off and/ or picked up quickly there. Coaches may park for up to 5 hours in the medium-stay parking areas. These areas are perfect for coaches to wait while tourists visit a site or an attraction, or go to an event. Coaches may park for more than 5 hours in the long-stay parking areas. They may park there overnight.


Equipped with a quay measuring 240 metres long and 12 metres wide, Brussels Cruise Terminal is the new passenger terminal at the Port of Brussels. Located in the outer port, next to the “Pavillons Meudon” public transport stop, the terminal is a mooring spot for river-cruise boats measuring up to 135 metres long, which can accommodate up to 200 passengers.

Prices for mooring cruise boats

  • Mooring fee 53.1961 cost per 20 m of quay (length)
  • occupation quais <1000 m² 265,9804 forfait
  • Quay occupation (≥ 1000 m²) 531.961 flat fee

Timetable: access to the terminal 24h/24h | Booking:
pherman@port.brussels and/or awouters@port.brussels
Port of Brussels | 6 place des Armateurs, 1000 Brussels
+32 2 420 67 00 | info@port.brussels


Brussels has a dense rail network with regular service and attractive fares.

Belgian Railways (SNCB/NMBS)

www.belgianrail.be | www.b-europe.com | www.railtime.be

SNCB Europe information service

The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and Austria
T.: +32 70 79 79 79 (0.30 €/min.) | Weekdays, from 8:00 to 20:00.
Weekends and public holidays, from 9:00 to 16:30. 


Available at station ticket counters and via internet. Discount fares available for selected tourist excursions and in conjunction with certain major events. Brussels Midi/Zuid station is the main interchange for international services and offers a full range of amenities and services for international travellers.

ThalysEurostarTGV (High-Speed Train)Intercity-Express
1h22 > Paris
24 trains per day
2h01 > London
11 trains per day
www.b-europe.com www.b-europe.com
1h50 > Amsterdam
14 trains per day
1h49 > Amsterdam
2 trains per day
www.thalys.com www.eurostar.com


From Brussels Airport

BY TRAIN - Level -1 BUS - Level O BY TAXI
Every 15 minutesAirport Line
Prices from 40 € 
From 8,9 € (price 2019)Every 30 minutes to reach the centre
of Brussels
12 min to Brussels North station
From €4.50 (price 2019, outside the bus)
17 min to Brussels Central station
Monday to Friday:
bus number 12 
21 min to Brussels-Midi station
From 8pm,
weekends and public holidays:
bus number 21 
Platform C 

From Charleroi airport

BY TRAIN Brussels City
20 minutes by
TEC A bus, to Charleroi-Sud station.
In front of the airport building Prices to Charleroi start at €20
Trains to Brussels twice an hour - 60-minute journey Twice an hour - ± 45-minute
From 100 € from
Charleroi to Brussels
15,90 € TEC + train 14,20 € from 4 years old