Travel to and from Brussels Airport by bus

The bus station is located on level 0, one floor down from the arrivals hall, and can be easily reached by using the escalators or elevators. Buses operated by De Lijn and MIVB service regional lines, but the bus station is also used by the Airport Express bus to Antwerp, the international buses by Flixbus and the Ouibus.

Public transport

De Lijn

De Lijn provides public transport to the centre of Brussels and the region surrounding the airport:

De Lijn
Brussels   Regional lines  

Bruxelles-Nord

Lines 272 & 471

Mechelen

Lines 681, 682, 683 & 686

NATO

Lines 272, 471 & 620

Leuven

Lines 616, 651 & 652

Underground station Roodebeek

Lines 359 & 659

Vilvoorde

Lines 282, 621, 683, 820 & 821

Brussels Expo

Line 820

Merchtem

Lines 821

   

Jette

Lines 820

   

Diegem

Lines 272, 282, 620 & 621

   

Haacht

Lines 660

   

Groenendaal

Lines 830

   

Cargo zone (Brucargo)*

Lines 272, 616, 651, 652, 659, 660, 681, 682, 683, 686, 820, 821 & 830

* All bus services via Brucargo leave from platform B. Within the airport site, the use of the buses operated by De Lijn are free for all.

Tickets
  • SMS ticket (€2): text “DL” to 4884 (only with Belgian sim card, € 0.15 provider charge)
  • M-ticket (€1.8): download the app by De Lijn (iOS or Android), register and buy an M-ticket.
  • On the bus (€3): get onto the bus and buy your ticket from the driver. Please try to have the exact amount ready.

More information, rates and travel information:
Travel information De Lijn Tel. +32 70 220 200 (€ 0,30/min)
https://www.delijn.be/en

MIVB

MIVB

The Airport Line takes you from Brussels Airport to the European quarter in Brussels in only 30 minutes.

From Monday to Friday 8 pm the Airport Line is operated as an express service with number 12 and only serves the major stops. On weekdays after 8 pm, and the whole day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays the Airport Line is operated as a regular service with number 21, serving all stops.

All MIVB buses depart from platform C.

Save time and money and buy your ticket from the GO ticket vending machines. It’s faster and cheaper than buying a ticket from the driver. The machines accept Maestro bank cards, credit cards and coins.

More information, rates and travel information:
visit the mobile website m.mivb.be or use the MIVB app (iPhone of Android)
Tel. +32 70 23 20 00

This map shows you where all the bus stops are located. At the bottom of the map, colour codes indicate the different routes for the buses at each stop.

AIRPORT EXPRESS

The Airport Express offers a direct connection between Brussels Airport and Antwerp, with hourly departures at every day of the year. The bus leaves at the end of platform D of the bus station at level 0.

The stop Koningin Astridplein (near the central station) is always served, the stop Crowne Plaza is only served on request.

Travel time:
35 minutes from and to Crowne Plaza stop, 45 minutes from and to Koningin Astridplein stop.
Click here to see a more detailed timetable.

Airport Express
  Departure from Brussels Airport To Brussels Airport
Stop Kon. Astridplein
To Brussels Airport
Stop Crowne Plaza

First departure

4 am

3 am

3.10 am

Last departure

midnight

11 pm

11.10 pm

Tickets available from the driver: € 10 for adults and € 5 for children.
More information, rates and travel information:
De Decker - Van Riet - website Airport Express - Tel. +32 52 33 40 00

flixbus

Flixbus

Flixbus offers connections to various cities in Belgium (Brussels, Brugge and Charleroi) and international destinations in The Netherlands (including Amsterdam, The Hague and Maastricht), France (Paris and Lille) and Germany (including Dortmund, Aachen and Cologne/Bonn). All buses leave from Platform E.

Save money and book your ticket in advance. Flixbus coaches drive to and from the airport at all hours of the day and night.

More information, rates and travel information:
https://www.flixbus.be/

Ouibus

Ouibus offers a connection between Brussels Airport and Lille via Bruxelles-Midi.

Departure from Lille: every day at 8 am - 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Departure from Brussels Airport: every day at 9 am - 1.30 pm - 7.30 pm (Travel time: 2h15min)

The buses to Lille depart from the end of platform E.

More information, rates and travel information:
Customer service Ouibus: Tel. +33 969 323 348 (open from 8.30 am to 8 pm)
https://www.ouibus.com/

ouibus
Airport info

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