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Cheap Flights to Brussels

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When is the best time to fly to Brussels?

Peak season:

Book cheap flights to Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, and home to one of Europe’s most beautiful town squares, Grand Place. Belgium’s cosmopolitan capital is a melting pot of citizens with a fascinating mix of origins including: Flemish, Walloon, Italian, Spanish, English and German. Culture vultures arrive on flights to Brussels to enjoy the Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts, with its priceless collection of Flemish and Belgian art; while beer lovers will want to visit the Cantillon Brewery, a family brewery where Lambic, Gueuze, Faro and Kriek beers are made. Shoppers and sweet tooths should venture a little south of the centre to the area of Sablon, a haven for boutiques, antiques, jewellery and highbrow master chocolate makers. Perhaps the best-known attraction in Belgium is Manneken Pis.This statue of a little boy urinating has a wardrobe of more than 700 costumes including Father Christmas and Elvis Presley suits. Summer is the peak of the tourist season in Brussels and you can expect crowds of visitors and long queues outside the main attractions. Cheap flights to Brussels are hard to come by in summer so book flight tickets in advance if you’re planning to visit in these months.

Off season:

You can find the cheapest flights to Brussels from November to March. The winter season has wet and chilly weather and short days. January is generally the wettest month, and temperatures range from 0C to 10C during this period. You’ll be able find discounted hotels but some restaurants and shops may be closed.

When is the best time to book a flight to Brussels?

The best time to book flights to Brussels are the shoulder seasons between March and May and September and October. This is when room rates drop and fewer crowds clog the top attractions. If you prefer warmer weather, summer temperatures can reach the high-20Cs and the sun doesn’t set until 9pm or 10pm. August won’t be any cheaper price wise for accommodation but many Belgians take their holidays then so Brussels may be quieter to visit. Summer is also the time for a smorgasbord of festivals and events so if you plan on attending then search for flight tickets early.

How long is the flight to Brussels?

Flights from London to Brussels: 1 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Brussels: 1 hours 20 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Brussels: 4 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Brussels: 3 hours 10 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Brussels?

Brussels Airlines operate regular non-stop flights to Brussels from airports such as: London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham. British Airways also offers direct flights to Brussels from London and Manchester, while low cost airline Ryanair services Manchester Airport with several flights to Brussels each day.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

International flights arrive at Brussels International Airport (BRU) around 7 miles northeast of Brussels. Passengers can reach the city centre by a train shuttle service; the station is on the lower lever of the airport. This runs every 15-20 minutes and takes approximately 20 minutes. A bus station below the Arrivals hall operates buses that serve Brussels, Antwerp and Eindhoven. Metered taxis are available outside the Arrivals hall; the journey to Brussels takes 30 minutes.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 64.45
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 72.50
Restaurants
Cappuccino
£ 2.28
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 2.48
3 course meal for 2
£ 49.70
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 6.63
Markets
Large bottle of water
£ 0.81
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 4.80
Bottle of wine
£ 6.21
A dozen eggs
£ 2.49
Transport
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2.90
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 24.85
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1.74
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2.40
How much does an apartment cost in Brussels?
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 554
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 1199
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 645
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 967

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More information about Brussels

  • Explore the narrow roads and medieval squares of Uccle and Watermael Boitsfort, Brussels most charming communes
  • Head to the little shops of Grand Place and Grote Markt and sit by the city tower and try the classic Belgian waffles
  • No trip is complete without sampling the famous Belgian chocolate, some of the finest are found at Place du Grand Sablon
  • Take a tour of the Cantillion brewery in Rue Gheude, one of the last traditional gueuze/lambic brewers left.
  • Parvis de la Basilique is the fifth biggest church in the world. Head to the top to get an amazing view over the city
  • Marolles hosts a daily flea market on the Place du Jeu de Balle selling everything on its plethora of stalls
  • Saint Gilles and the nearby Parvis de St Gilles are typically arty areas boasting of several Art Nouveau style buildings
  • For some classic and contemporary art house films, head to the Musée du Cinemais, part of the Centre for Fine Arts
  • As the country's capital, Brussels is the perfect city break for those looking to explore classic art and culture
  • The Atomium is an icon of Brussels. Made up of nine large spheres, it’s symbolic of the World Fair of Brussels

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