Car Hire at Brussels International Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
Whether you want to relive a monumental historical battle, explore the streets of hip Antwerp or feast on chocolate in Brussels, you can find the best car hire at Brussels International Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Brussels International Airport
There are six car hire companies with desks at Brussels International Airport: Avis, Enterprise, Europecar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Brussels International Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Total garage located just 14 minutes from Brussels International Airport. Take the A201 from the airport and follow signs for the E40 towards the E19. Take exit 6 and keep to the right. Get on to the N211 and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Brussels International Airport
Brussels International Airport is well connected to the rest of the region. The E19 takes drivers north to Antwerp while the E429 heads south of the airport into Brussels itself and beyond. To the west, the E40 goes from the airport to Brugge while the E411 heads south east to Namur, Arlon and towards Luxembourg. The E40 also travels east and connects to Liege an onward to the German border.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Brussels International Airport.
This fascinating site will appeal to anyone with a penchant for battlefield history. Located in Brabant Wallon it makes an ideal day trip from Brussels. Herein Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington masterminded the plan that was to be Napoleon’s downfall in June of 1815. Not only that but it marked the end of France’s attempt at military domination over Europe. Visitors can see re-enactments, monuments, memorials and the wonderful Musee Wellington.
The drive to Waterloo from Brussels International Airport is just 25 minutes. Take the A201 from the airport and head towards the E40. Merge onto the R22 the keep left for he R0. Take exit 28 towards Waterloo on the N227.
Uber-urban Antwerp doesn’t have the reputation is deserves. In this throbbing Flemish city there is an incredible clash of art and culture from hip modern galleries and world-class museums like the Aan de Stroom in its soaring warehouse to fine dining restaurants, a cutting edge fashion industry, more cafes than you could visit in a month and a nightlife that keeps on going until the small hours. Wide boulevards and rivers give the city a relaxing vibe while the fine architecture gives it added gravitas. The stunning central square is the perfect place to start your Antwerp adventure.
The drive from Brussels International Airport to Antwerp takes just 45 minutes. Take the A201 from the airport and head for the E40 towards the E19. Merge onto the E19 and then the E34. Follow it to the N113 and signs to Antwerp city centre.
One of Europe’s finest cities, Brussels has become synonymous with diversity and culture thanks to its being the centre of EU politics. Stunningly preserved historical architecture sits alongside modern additions like the Atomium. With fabulous fine dining, an energetic nightlife and world leading museums and galleries, Brussels is a delightful combination of tatty tenements to the exquisite gilded splendour of the Grand Place. Explore the city’s enclaves of African, Turkish and Mediterranean communities; lose yourself in its blissful chocolate shops and huge outdoor markets. Get down to some serious tasting in the lively beer halls before popping in to one of the city’s chic boutiques or a lush green park.
Brussels is located just 30 minutes from the airport by car. Take the A201 from the airport and merge on to the R22. Take the left hand lane for the E40 and exit for the E40 to Brussels. Merge with the N23, then the R20 following signs to Brussels city centre.
Parking in Brussels is a mixture of car parks and on-street parking. On-street parking in Brussels is charged from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 6pm with a maximum parking time of 2-3 hours. It costs approximately €2.00 for the first hour and €3.00 for the second hour in the red central zone. Green zones on the outskirts of the city are cheaper – from €1.50 for the first hour to €2.50 for the second. Car parks cost from €2.10 per hour with a daily rate of €12.50 to €20. Some hotels in Brussels offer free parking.
Prices subject to change