Brussels National Airport railway station

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Brussels National Airport
SNCB logo.svg Railway Station
Station Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven.jpg
Tunnel to the railway station
Station statistics
Address Brussels Airport (Level -1)
Coordinates 50°53′50″N 4°29′05″E / 50.89722°N 4.48472°E / 50.89722; 4.48472Coordinates: 50°53′50″N 4°29′05″E / 50.89722°N 4.48472°E / 50.89722; 4.48472
Line(s) 25N, 36C
Structure type Underground
Platforms 3
Tracks 5
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Opened 1958
Rebuilt 1998, then in 2012
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code BNAT, FBNL
Owned by NMBS

Brussels National Airport is a railway station located beneath Brussels Airport, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. The station opened in 1958 on the Lines 36C and Lines 25N. The train services are operated by National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS).


The station was opened in 1958 in the old airport building, mainly for the universal exposition in Brussels. With the opening of a new airport terminal in 1994, the railway station was moved in 1998 to a new location inside the new building. Following the opening of the new Diabolo project, the station was extended in June 2012 to enhance the comfort and passengers experience. The trains arrive and leave from level -2, with ticket desks on level -1. Passengers can go to the different floors in the airport and railway station by using a set of escalators and elevators, a couple of meters away of the platforms.

There is no dedicated car park but Brussels Airport carparks are available a short walk away, without any discount for rail customers.

The railway station connects the airport directly to the main Brussels stations, including the international Brussels-South and centrally-located Brussels-Central stations. The railway stations of Leuven and Mechelen can also be directly reached from the airport. From all these stations, one can easily travel to every city of Belgium; there are direct trains to the cities of Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Halle or Mons.

Train services[edit]

The following services currently the serve the station (2013-2014 timetable):

  • High speed service: Thalys Brussels Airport - Brussels - Paris
  • Intercity (Q): Antwerpen Centraal – Brussels Airport - Leuven – Landen (weekdays)
  • InterRegio (h): Gent-Sint-Pieters - Aalst - Denderleeuw - Brussels - Brussels Airport (weekdays)
  • InterRegio (h): Brugge - Aalste - Denderleeuw - Brussels - Brussels Airport (weekends)
  • InterRegio (i): Antwerpen-CentraalMechelen – Brussels Airport – Brussels – Gent-Sint-Pieters – De Panne (weekdays)
  • InterRegio (j): Brussel-Nationaal-Luchthaven - Brussels - Halle - Quévy (weekdays)
  • InterRegio (j): Leuven - Brussels Airport - Brussels - Saint-Ghislain (weekends)
  • InterRegio (o): Leuven - Brussels Airport - Brussels (weekdays)
  • InterRegio (p): Brussels Airport - Brussels (weekends)
  • Local service: RoosendaalAntwerpen CentraalMechelen – Brussels Airport (weekends)
Preceding station   Thalys   Following station
toward Paris-Nord
Thalys Terminus
Preceding station   SNCB/NMBS   Following station
Weekdays ONLY, except holidays
toward Landen
IR h Terminus
toward Brugge
IR h Terminus
From monday to friday only, except holidays
toward De Panne
IR i
From monday to friday only, except holidays
toward Quevy
IR j Terminus
IR j
IR o
IR p Terminus
toward Roosendaal
SNCB-NMBS L Terminus


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