GETTING THERE & AROUNDGETTING THEREBy airMain international airports in Belgium are: Brussels Zaventem (BRU) and Brussels South Charleroi (CRL).The national carrier Brussels Airlines offers flights from many European countries to Belgium. Brussels Airline destinations include:Austria (Vienna),Croatia (Split, Zagreb),Cyprus (Larnaca),Czech Republic (Prague),Denmark (Billund, Copenhagen),Finland (Helsinki),France (Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse),Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich),Greece (Athens),Hungary (Budapest),Italy (Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Turín, Venice),Latvia (Riga),Lithuania (Vilnius),Malta,Norway (Oslo),Poland (Krakow, Warsaw),Portugal (Faro, Lisbon, Porto),Romania (Bucharest),Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg),Slovenia (Ljubljana),Spain (Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Valencia),Sweden (Gothenburg, Stockholm),Switzerland (Basel, Geneva, Zurich),Ukraine (Kiev),United Kingdom (Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchaster, Newcastle, Southampton).Other airlines that offer flights to Belgium include: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, bmi, Bulgaria Air, CSA, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Estonian Air, easyJet, Finnair, Flybe, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lithuanian Airlines, Lufthansa, Malev, Olympic Airlines, SAS, Sky Europe, Swiss Airlines, TAP, Transavia and Ukraine International.Brussels Zaventem Airport: www.brusselsairport.beBrussels South Charleroi Airport: www.charleroi-airport.comBrussels Airlines schedules: www.brusselsairlines.comBy seaMain ports in Belgium include Zeebrugge and Ostende. Many ferry carriers offer routes to Belgium from the UK (e.g. P&O Ferries, Transeuropa Ferries, Norfolk Line).P&O Feries schedules: www.poferries.comTranseuropa Ferries schedules: www.transeuropaferries.comNorfolk Line schedules: www.norfolkline.comBy busMany carriers offer routes to Belgium. The leader is Eurolines which offers direct routes to Belgium from France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK, but also operates services to other European countries.Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.beBy trainBelgium Railways has many international services. There are direct trains to Belgium from the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK.By carIt is easy to get to Belgium by car from the neighbouring European countries thanks to the presence of European motorways that cross the country.
Public transport in Belgium is convenient and efficient. In the major cities one can travel by bus or tram. In Brussels, there is also the underground network. Tickets can be bought from the ticket offices or the special ticket machines.
Taxis are equipped with taximeters. Taxis are available at taxi stands or can be ordered by phone. It is virtually impossible to hail a cab in the street. The initial fare is 2,40 euro. There is an additional fee at night (2 euro).
Driving is on the right side of the road. International and foreign driving licenses are accepted. Driver must also have insurance documents and car registration documents. Driver must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.5 milligrams/millilitre of blood. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Speed limits: built-up areas – 50 km/h, motorways – 120 km/h, other roads – 90 km/h. A mandatory equipment include fire extinguisher, warning triangle, headlamp converters and visibility vest. Motorways are toll-free.