Getting around

Brussels Airport

Brussels International Airport is located in the Zaventem area, 14 km outside the city centre. Further information can be obtained by phone: Tel (0)2 753 42 21 / (0)2 723 31 11 

How to reach the city-centre from Brussels Airport:

STIB Airport line – Bus 12 (express bus)
A bus links the Centre and Brussels National Airport. Please note that after 20h and at week-ends, the bus to/from the airport becomes number 21. For further information, please check the STIB website.

This links the city and the airport. The journey lasts about 30 minutes. Going from the City to the Airport, trains can be taken from the following stations: North Station (Gare du Nord/Noordstation): Frequent connections; Central Station (Gare Central/Centyraalstation): Frequent connections and South Station (known as Gare du Midi/Zuidstation): Frequent connections.

Going from the Airport to the City, all trains stop at the above stations. With frequent connections, the first train departs at 5.32 a.m. and the last train at 0.20 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the station.

Useful info

Airport info desk
T (0)2 753 42 21 / (0)2 723 31 11

Flight information
T (0)900 70 000 (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.)

Train service info desk
T (0)2 753 24 40 or (0)2 528 28 28

Brussels South Airport (Charleroi)

Situated to the south of Brussels, approximately 60 km away, Brussels-South Charleroi airport mainly houses low-cost airlines.

How to reach the centre of Brussels from this airport

By bus
A bus links Charleroi Brussels-South and the Gare du Midi railway station in Brussels more than 20 times a day. The timetables are organised to coincide with Ryanair airline flights.
Departing from Brussels to Charleroi: The shuttle departure point is situated at the junction of rue de France and rue de l'Instruction (follow "Thalys" exit at the Gare du Midi station).
Departing from Charleroi to Brussels: Shuttle buses depart 30 minutes after the Ryanair airline flight arrives at the airport. For further information please consult the Shuttle bus website.

By train
A bus route (route A) permanently links the Charleroi Brussels-South airport with Charleroi railway station. You can then take the train very easily to Brussels. (Combined ticket 10.00 €)

By taxi
Estimate around 85.00 €, if you are considering taking a taxi from Brussels to Charleroi airport.

By car
It takes around 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the centre of Brussels by car via the A54.

Useful info

Brussels South Airport website

Train stations

Société nationale des Chemins de Fer belges (SNCB)

There are five main stations serving the Brussels-Capital Region, all interlinked. For all information concerning please consult the SNCB website.

Main train stations

Central Station (Gare Central/Centyraalstation):
Carrefour de l’Europe 2 - 1000

South Station (known as Gare du Midi/Zuidstation):
Rue de France 2 - 1070
From this station, you may catch trains going/coming from London (with Eurostar), from Paris (with Thalys) amongst others.

North Station (Gare du Nord/Noordstation):
Rue du Progrès 85 - 1210
Trains coming/going to Amsterdam

Luxembourg Station (Gare de Bruxelles Luxembourg/Station Brussel-Luxemburg)
Place du Luxembourg - 1040
Trains coming/going to Luxembourg as well as other parts of the country.

Getting to the Venue

For further guidance on how to reach the venue on foot, please view the map .

From Round-about Schuman (Charlemagne, Breydel, Justus Lipsius):

Take Rue Froissart in the direction of Place Jourdan, turn right on rue Belliard and follow it until you see the entrance to the Parc Léopold on your left. Follow the signs to La Bibliothèque Solvay (3 minute drive; 8 minute walk).

By Car

Entry by car to the Parc Léopold is not allowed. Parking is possible through:

“Parking Arts/Loi”, 25 Chaussée d’Etterbeek (from there, walk 8 minutes on Chaussée d’Etterbeek. Cross Rue Belliard and follow signs to La Bibliothèque Solvay. The building is at the top of the Park, on your left. The parking "Loi" is open from Monday to Friday from 6h30 to 22h00.

"Parking Forte dei Marmi" : Square Forte dei Marmi. Open Sunday to Thursday from 7am to 10pm and Friday to Saturday from 7am to midnight.

Bibliothèque Solvay

Rue Belliard 137
B - 1040 Brussels