Now officially called Brussels Airport (although some still refer to it as Zaventem), it is the gateway to the capital of Europe, with over 16 million passengers a year. The airport is only 12 km away from Brussels' city centre.
Distance from city centre
12 km (8 miles) from Brussels.
There are short- or long-term parking facilities available for passengers travelling from Brussels Airport. The Lock Park and the Security Long Term Parking both offer extra secure parking spaces for stays longer than seven days but need to be booked in advance. The VIP Car Park offers a valet service in the terminal building.
Specific airport features
Despite Brussels Airport's manageable size, it can take up to 20 minutes to walk to and from the gates. It is best to allow plenty of time.
Airport telephone number
+32 (0) 2 753 77 53
KLM operates from Pier A, with all flights to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, to connect with long-haul and pan-European flights.
No. of terminals
One, made up of two piers (A and B).
Transport between terminals
There is only one terminal building for Brussels Airport, made up of Piers A and B. The distance between the two is approximately 400 metres.
Flights to countries in the Schengen area operate from Pier A.
Flights operating from Pier B fly to long-haul destinations and European countries that are not part of the Schengen area, among them the UK and Switzerland.