Brussels has two international airports catering to both premium airlines as well as budget airlines. This has enabled it to attract more airlines and additional international routes. Ultimately it has made Brussels easily reachable from all corners of Europe at very competitive airfares. Both airports are within close distance to Brussels and even close enough for passengers to travel from the Netherlands to take a flight out of Brussels city.
Airport code: BRU. Brussels Airport (also known as Brussels National Airport, Brussels International Airport or Zaventem Airport) is the main international airport in Brussels with connections to over 180 destinations around the world. It is located in the area of Zavantem, about 20 minutes by train from the city centre (Brussels Centrale station). Most travellers coming from long-haul international flights from outside of Europe will land at Brussels Airport.
Brussels Charleroi Airport
Airport code: CRL. Although Brussels Charleroi Airport (also known as Brussels South Charleroi Airport) is 60 minutes from the centre of Brussels by shuttle bus - there are no direct train routes - it is still close enough from a main city centre for it to be a viable option for travellers. It is the landing place for many low cost carriers and it has opened up Brussels to a host of new routes and cheap flights to and from diverse cities in the Mediterranean and Central Eastern Europe.