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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How to get to | Belgium

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Marie-Claire Lefebure

Belgium is easily reached by train, bus or car. There are also a few ferry services. Many airlines fly to Brussels including:

  • Star Alliance - Adria, Austrian, bmi, Continental, Croatia, EgyptAir, LOT, Lufthansa, Swiss, SAS, TAP, Turkish, United, US Airways
  • Oneworld - American, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Malev, Royal Jordanian
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Czech, Delta, KLM
  • Other selected - most major European and northern African airlines, most European and northern African low cost airlines (note some fly to Charleroi airport instead of Brussels), Jet Airways (Brussels is a hub for India to North America flights)

TIP Longhaul fares to or from Belgium are not particularly cheap, except for trans-Atlantic.

TIP Intra-europe air fares to & from Belgium are generally low on routes served by low cost airlines and otherwise high. If cheap fares for Brussels have sold out check out nearby airports as well - eg Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf.

UPDATED November 2009 - Continental switch from Sky Team to Star Alliance. No change to advice.

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