Prepare your trip

  • Welcome to Brussels Airport
  • Where do you reclaim your baggage?

Follow the exit signs or the sign displaying the baggage icon. These will lead you to the exit and baggage reclaim hall. Make sure you check the local time and adjust your watch accordingly.


  • Enjoy our wide range of amenities before reclaiming your baggage
  • Shops, bars, restaurants and play areas

You can also take advantage of Brussels Airport’s numerous shops and bars upon arrival. If you arrive a little later, you can always proceed to the arrivals hall for your first Belgian beer or hot cup of coffee.


  • If you are arriving at Pier B, you will pass through border control. Keep your travel documents close.
  • You can pass through border control swiftly via the automatic gates.

Keep your passport or ID close to smoothly progress through border control. In possession of a visa? Then keep it close as well. If you’re travelling with an EU passport and you’re older than 12 years old, you can make use of the automated border control gates.


  • Know from which belt you can retrieve your baggage
  • A correct customs declaration

Check the displays in the baggage reclaim area to see which belt you can retrieve your baggage from. Are you arriving from outside the EU? Remember to declare your goods when necessary.


  • Don't come home to an empty refrigerator
  • Picking someone up from the airport is easy

Is someone picking you up or are you meeting someone in the car park? No problem! Just make a clear agreement on where you'll meet in advance. Tip: the Hi Brussels bar on the Arrivals level is a convenient place to meet. That way you can also enjoy a bite to eat or a drink before leaving the airport.


  • Train on level -1
  • Bus on level 0
  • Taxis & Car rental on level +2

You can depart for more than 80 Belgian cities from the train station at level -1. The buses take you to various regional and international destinations. There are taxis waiting in front of the arrivals hall. Renting a car? The rental desks of major car rental companies are located in the arrivals hall.