Public bus transport

  • Seamless transportation to the heart of Brussels
  • Easy access to the area surrounding the airport
  • Rapid transit to the Brussels European District

Getting to the bus station

The bus station is located one floor down from the Arrivals Hall, at level 0. The escalator or elevator provides easy access to the bus station.

Regional destinations

De Lijn provides a seamless bus service to the area surrounding the airport and Brussels city centre.

The STIB Airport Line takes you from Brussels Airport to the European Quarter, a stone's throw from the shops uptown, in just 30 minutes.

De Lijn


Destination Bus lines
Brussels North (train station) 272, 471
NAVO 272, 471, 620
Roodebeek metro station 359, 659
Brussels Expo 820


Regional lines 

Destination Bus lines
Mechelen 681, 682, 683, 686
Leuven 616, 651, 652
Vilvoorde 282, 621, 683, 820, 821
Merchtem 821
Jette 820
Diegem 272, 282, 620, 621
Haacht 660
Groenendaal 830


Cargo zone (Brucargo) 

  • Lines 272, 616, 651, 652, 659, 660, 681, 682, 683, 686, 820, 821 and 830
  • All bus services via Brucargo depart from platform B.
  • Passengers travel free of charge on De Lijn buses within the airport grounds.


  • SMS-ticket (€2): text DL to 4884 (with Belgian SIM-card only, €0.15 provider charge).
  • M-ticket (€1.80): download the De Lijn app (iOS or Android), register and purchase an M-ticket.
  • On the bus (€3): board the bus and purchase your ticket from the driver. Have the exact change to hand.

More information, fares and timetables: De Lijn travel info

Tel. +32 70 220 200 (€0.30/min)

STIB Airport Line

  • From Monday to Friday, until 8 pm: bus number 12 operates an express service, only serving the main stops.
  • During the week, after 8 pm and all day on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: bus number 21 operates a regular service, serving all stops.
  • STIB buses depart from platform C.


  • Via the Go vending machines: pay for your “Go2City” ticket prior to boarding with Maestro, credit card or cash..
  • On the bus: board the bus and purchase your “Go2City” ticket on the bus through contactless payment on the bus. Your ticket will then be slightly more expensive.
  • For those who travel regularly from the airport, there also exists a 10 journeys “Go2City” card or a season ticket.

More information, fares and timetables

For real-time information, visit the mobile website or the STIB app for iPhone or Android.

Tel. +32 70 23 20 00