About Brussels

Public transport

The city centre of Brussels is easily accessible by public transport: train, tram, metro, and bus.

Inner-city Brussels public transport uses unified ticketing system so you can use the same ticket for bus, metro, tram, or a combination. Every STIB bus, tram and metro station is equipped with a specific contactless payment device (working for bank card, smartphone, and smartwatch). A Basic MOBIB card can also be bought at the ticketing office and GO machines: 1-hour ticket costs €2.10 and 24-hour time ticket costs €7.50.

Find here the map of the underground (subway) and train stations in Brussels.

More information about the public transport here.

Train from the airport

There is a train service from Brussels Zaventem Airport to Brussels Central Station every 10 minutes. The ride takes 18 minutes and costs €19.Normal metro tickets are not valid for travel on the train transport line from Brussels airport to Brussels city, therefore you must buy the ticket online.

The train stops at Brussels north station, Brussels central station and Brussels south station. You can get off or on the train at any of these stations. Some trains also stop at Brussels Schumann (nearest stop) and Brussels-Luxembourg station.

Taxi service

Taxis may be called on the spot or booked in advance via the below phone numbers or the dedicated mobile apps.

  • Autolux: +32 (0)2 5 123 123
  • Taxis Bleus: +32 (0)2 268 00 00
  • Taxis Verts: +32 (0)2 349 49 49
  • Taxi Victor Cab: +32 (0)2 425 25 25

Emergency numbers

An efficient and integrated network of the various police forces, emergency services, organisations and agencies are ready to respond to emergency calls.

  • European emergency number, valid in Brussels and throughout Europe, for all medical emergencies:
  • Fire and ambulance services
    • Phone: 100
    • Online: firebru.brussels

Both numbers are free 24 hours a day from a landline, a public telephone, or a mobile phone (even when networks are not available or overloaded).

In the event of a road accident, you can call an agent from one of the emergency roadside phones positioned every two kilometres on motorways and some regional roads. The agent will be able to determine your location automatically.


Electrical outlets in Belgium supply electricity at 220 volts AC. All sockets are French, two-pin, Schuko, so you might need an adapter plug. It is better if you use a universal type.

Brussels at your fingertip

My Brussels is a well-known App can be particularly useful for anyone visiting the capital, as it provides useful telephone numbers, weather, points of interest, traffic info and more. App store & Google Play.

Tourist information

Brussels is one of the most international cities in the world: 27% of the population is made up of foreigners. In line with its status as the Capital of Europe (the seat of the European Union), Brussels is also the location for 40,000 EU employees, 4,000 NATO employees and hosts about 300 embassies ,lobby groups, and press corporations.

It is an interesting fact that Belgians do not share one common language. There are three official languages in Belgium and an official language border has been established between the regions. In Brussels people mostly speak French, but all public signs and documents are in two languages (Dutch and French).

Must-see places

We have put together a selection of the top sites you absolutely must not miss!

  • The Grand Place and the neighbouring Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
  • Manneken Pis
  • The Mont des Arts: museums and a view
  • The Royal Quarter, an 18th century masterpiece
  • The iconic Atomium
  • The European Quarter