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A trip to Brussels puts you in the midst of the headquarters of the European Union. Visitors can explore museums and architecture or indulge in the incredible chocolates available throughout the city. Brussels is the center of European culture, with a rich history and convenient connections to major points throughout Europe. Visit one of the numerous museums, such as the Center for Fine Arts, or enjoy a performance by the Brussels Philharmonic.


Many visitors fly to Brussels to take in the museums, such as the Museum of Music and The Museum of Fine Arts. Another popular attraction is the Grand-Place, located in the heart of the Lower Town District; you'll find yourself surrounded by ornate Baroque and Gothic style buildings.

Hints and tips

When you fly to Brussels, you'll land at the Brussels Airport (BRU), just seven miles from the center of the city. Brussels has a fairly mild climate throughout the year. Average summer temperatures range from highs in the 60s and low 70s to evening lows in the 50s. Even winter temperatures rarely fall below freezing, and daytime highs can hit 40 to 50 degrees F. There are public and private buses running from the airport to the city as well as taxis and an airport railway station on the ground floor. Visitors can enjoy annual Christmas markets as well as the Summer Festival with music, singing and dancing.

Brussels When to Go

Temperatures in Brussels are mild year-round, with the summer ranging between 54 and 72 degrees and winter a temperate 32 to 43 degrees. Light rains are possible any time of year, so carry an umbrella. The best time to visit Brussels is late spring to fall, as weather is perfect for walking and al fresco dining.

High season runs from May through July with a resurgence in September and October. Diminished crowds occur in the late August, when it’s fairly hot. Since 1549, Brussels has celebrated the Ommegang Festival on the first Thursday of July, in honor of Charles V and his son Phillip. Some 1,400 costumed revelers join a procession at the Place du Grand Sablon, watched by spectators and respected Belgium dignitaries including the Royal Family.

Shoulder season is mid-January to April, November, and early December, with manageable lines to attractions and reasonable prices. Average temperatures from March to May range from mid-30s to 60s. Winter months (December to February) are often grey and overcast, with temperatures averaging in the 40s.

Popular events celebrated in Brussels include: Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair (January); Carnival (February); Sablon Baroque Spring Festival (April); Zinneke Parade and Brussels Jazz Marathon (both May); Brussels Music Festival (June); European Film Festival (June/July); Brussels Summer Festival (August); Brussels Beer Weekend (September); Comic Strip Festival (October); and Brussels Christmas Market (December).

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Brussels?
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If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
You’ll find answers to frequently asked questions on our Customer Service Portal. While most airlines make allowances for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19, double-check the terms and conditions of your selected carrier before booking.
Which airlines fly to Brussels?
You can choose from airlines with services to Brussels - National Airport (BRU), the most popular airport in the city. Among all that choice, you’re certain to score a superb deal. Here are a few of the best international carriers that’ll get you to Brussels — and then exploring every nook and cranny of this city:

  • Brussels Airlines - 1,296 flights to Brussels per month
  • Ryanair - 218 flights to Brussels per month
  • TUI fly Belgium - 182 flights to Brussels per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Brussels?
Brussels - National Airport (BRU), around 7 miles northeast of central Brussels, is one option. Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL) is another arrival point to this city. Compare the flight deals between the airports, along with which terminal is closer to where you’re staying.
How much is a flight to Brussels?
Prices for return flights fell as low as this week to Brussels, and went as high as . Some lucky jet-setters journeying out of () managed to snare one-way flights from just .
How to book the cheapest flight to Brussels?
Picking up cheap flights to Brussels is as easy as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you’d love to make sure you’re grabbing the best flight deals around, here are a few tips your wallet will love:

  • Depending on your departure point, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function (located under the departure and arrival options). In some instances, other departure points work out cheaper.
  • Similarly, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to bring up the fares on days around your selected departure. You may be able to pick up cheaper flight deals if you’re flexible with your dates.
  • You can also select the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred carrier, seating class, nonstop flights and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even choose the time of day you’d like to fly.
  • Once you know your travel dates, don’t delay booking your flight. Fares normally get more expensive as the departure date gets closer.
  • Make big savings on your adventure by bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into an Orbitz package. Your budget will thank you for it.
  • Flying during busier seasons often means expensive airfares. If possible, plan your vacation outside of popular periods, such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

What is the best time to book a flight to Brussels?
If possible, purchase your flights to Brussels in January. This is the best month to get low airfares, closely followed by February and August. With a bit of time and planning, you’re sure to find a cheap flight with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Brussels?
To land a great flight deal, book on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Usually, these are the cheapest days of the week to purchase airfares to Brussels.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Brussels?
If you’re chasing cheap flights to Brussels, leave early in the week. Orbitz data from 2020 shows Monday is the most affordable day to set off, followed by Tuesday. Saturday has the most expensive fares, so avoid this day and do your budget a favor.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Brussels?
Consider jetting off sometime in August if you don’t want to eat into your budget. Orbitz data has found that it’s generally the best month for cheap flights to Brussels. June is when fares are at their most expensive.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Flexible travel is more important than ever, that’s why Orbitz lets you search for airlines that won’t hit you with a fee for amendments to your reservation. Add your departure and arrival destinations, then select “Filter by flexible change policies.” We’ll show you options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees.
What do I need for the flight to Brussels?
The trick to having a smooth-sailing flying experience is to come prepared. Here are some tips to take note of before you take off:

  • In all cases you’ll need to show proof of identification. How much? This depends on where you’re traveling to and from. When reserving your tickets, you are encouraged to use the same name, gender and birth date as written on your government-issued ID.
  • Pack some extra entertainment for your long trip to Brussels. If you’ve had enough of watching movies, give your eyes a much-needed break from all that screen time and listen to some music instead.
  • Cabin temperatures are often cold enough to give you goose pimples. Bring a sweater even if you’re heading off during the height of summer.

How many direct flights are there to Brussels?
You can lock in a seat on one of 563 flights that travel straight to Brussels each month. Brussels Airlines, TUI fly and Ryanair are just a few of the airlines that will get you there comfortably in one stretch. Lufthansa, Vueling and SAS are some other carriers that fly to Brussels nonstop.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Brussels?
Experienced travelers have honed the art of finding first or business-class airfares to Brussels that don’t cost an arm and a leg. You can do the same with these practical tips:

  • Flexibility is everything. By being open to a variety of travel dates, you’ll have better odds of picking up a great deal on your airfares.
  • Budget airlines offer business-class seats at a fraction of the normal price. Give the full-service carriers a miss and fly with one these cheaper options.
  • Make the most of your airline’s rewards program and upgrade your seat. Alternatively, you can try bidding for an upgrade in an online auction.

How to get into Brussels from the airport?
You may want to drive the 7 miles southwest to the middle of Brussels. If so, there are various Brussels - National Airport (BRU) car rental branches for you to choose from at Brussels - National Airport (BRU), for example Sixt, Budget and Hertz. Otherwise, use public transportation or take a taxi to head downtown, then rent some wheels from Brussels car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Brussels?
There’s no good or bad time to vacation in Brussels, but are the busiest months. For most places in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer commences June 20. If you’d sooner hang out in a T-shirt than a heavy winter coat, this time of year may suit you perfectly. Expect average daytime highs of 70undefined and nighttime lows around 55undefined.
Travel tips for Brussels

  • Wear your comfortable kicks and tour this city on foot. There are some big-name attractions you have to see, such as La Grand Place and Manneken Pis Statue.
  • If you’re up for a fun day trip, there are more sights to see a short drive from the hustle and bustle. Discover why Atomium and Mini-Europe are on the itineraries of many Brussels adventurers.
  • Want to wander the streets of Flemish Brabant Province’s other great cities? Arrange a car rental and hotfoot it to Diest or Zoutleeuw — or both! With your own vehicle, getting to those harder-to-reach destinations will also be easy.

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