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Travelling to Flanders is easy. Brussels, right in the heart of Europe, has many connections by road, air and train. Brussels is also close to many big European cities like London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Brussels Airlines flies from Stockholm (Bromma) and Gothenburg (Landvetter) to Brussels Airport. SAS flies from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Brussels Airport. Ryanair flies from Stockholm (Skavsta) and Gothenburg (Säve) to Brussels South Charleroi Airport.
Schedules and pricing:
Brussels Airport is located about 12 km from central Brussels, which can be reached in around 30 minutes by train or taxi.
- The train is the faster option, especially during rush hour. It departs every twenty minutes and makes a stop at 'Noord', 'Centraal' and 'Zuid' stations, sometimes at additional stations
- Bus no. 12 departs from the airport to Luxembourg station at the EU area
- There is a railroad connection to the biggest cities of Flanders - tickets are sold at the airport
- There is a direct bus to Antwerp at the airport - schedules and pricing for bus connections between the airport and Antwerp are available on www.brusselsairport.be
- Schedules, pricing and other information regarding trains are provided by the Belgian National Rail, NMBS - tickets are also sold online at their website.
Several trains depart from Sweden through Denmark and Hamburg daily. Some travel all the way to Ostend at the coast, which is particularly convenient for those travelling to Bruges or Ghent. Eurostar drives between London and Brussels, while Thalys drives between Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Cologne.
By (your own) car, bus or camper
To the Low Emission Zone in Antwerp
As from February 1, 2017, Antwerp installs a Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Among others, cars, busses and campers must meet certain conditions regarding their emissions to be allowed inside the zone (not applicable for mopeds and motorcycles). Especially fuel, the Euro standard and the presence or absence of a particular filter will determine whether your vehicle is allowed (or not) in the zone.
- Belgian vehicles that meet the conditions for admission, can automatically enter the LEZ (their license plates will be recognized). No need to register. Check in advance whether your vehicle meets the conditions or take the online test.
- Vehicles from the Netherlands that meet the conditions for admission, can automatically enter the LEZ (based on the information in the RDW's license plate registry). No need to register. Check in advance whether your vehicle meets the conditions or take the online test.
- If you want to enter the LEZ with a foreign vehicle (excluding a license plate from the Netherlands), first check whether your vehicle meets the conditions for admission. If so, you can register your vehicle. You can register your vehicle no later than 24 hours after entering the LEZ, but if possible, it is advised to submit your application in advance. The registration is once-only.
More information about the Low Emission Zone in Antwerp:
Ghent also plans to install a LEZ as from Januari 1, 2020. Other cities and municipalities in Flanders will follow. By limiting access to heavily polluting vehicles in those areas, the air quality will improve. All for the benefit of our health.