The bus station is located on level 0 - one floor down from the arrivals hall - and can be easily reached by using the escalators or elevators.

Centrally located at the bus station there are three platforms each with their specific use.

De Lijn

De Lijn provides bus services to the following destinations:


  • Bruxelles-Nord (train station): lines 272 and 471
  • NATO: lines 272, 471 and 620
  • Underground station Roodebeek: lines 359 and 659
  • Brussels Expo: line 820

Regional services

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


  • Lines 272, 616, 651, 652, 659, 660, 681, 682, 683, 686, 820, 821 and 830

All bus services via Brucargo leave from platform B; all other bus services leave from platform A.


  • SMS ticket (€2): text “DL” to 4884 (only with Belgian sim card, € 0.15 provider charge)
  • M-ticket (€1.8): download the app by De Lijn (iOS or Android), register and buy an M-ticket.
  • On the bus (€3): get onto the bus and buy your ticket from the driver. Please try to have the exact amount ready.

Within the airport site, the use of the buses operated by De Lijn are free for all.

Tel. +32 70 220 200 (€ 0.30/min)



The Airport Line is an 30-minute express service between Brussels Airport and the European quarter, at a stone's throw from the uptown shops. 

From Monday to Friday 8 pm the Airport Line is operated as an express service with number 12 and only serves the major stops.

On weekdays after 8 pm, and the whole day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays the Airport Line is operated as a regular service with number 21, serving all stops.

All MIVB/STIB buses depart from platform C.

In order to save time and money, buy your ticket from the GO ticket vending machines before boarding. These machines accept Maestro bank cards, credit cards and coins.

Tickets bought from the driver are more expensive.

Tel. 32 70 23 20 00

Timetable MIVB/STIB

For real time information, you can visit the mobile website m.stib.be or download the STIB app for iPhone or Android (available in English).


  • From Brussels Airport to Antwerp

    The stop "Kon. Astridplein" (near the central station) is always served, the stop "Crowne Plaza" is only served on request.

    first departure: 4:00 am
    last departure: 00:00 midnight
    Travel time: 35 minutes to "Crowne Plaza" stop; 45 minutes to "Koningin Astridplein" stop


  • From Antwerp to Brussels Airport

    Every hour a direct coach service departs from Antwerp to Brussels Airport. This coach service runs every day.

    Stop "Kon. Astridplein" (central station)
    first departure: 03:00 am
    last departure: 11 pm

    Travel time: 45 minutes

    Stop Crowne Plaza
    first departure: 03:10 am
    last departrue: 11:10 pm

    Travel time: 35 minutes


Tickets: available from the driver
Fare: € 10,-  for adults;  € 5,- for children

Operator: De Decker - Van Riet
Tel. +32 52 33 40 00



Flixbus offers connections to various cities in Belgium (Brussels, Brugge, Charleroi) and international destinations in The Netherlands (including Amsterdam, The Hague, Maastricht), France (Paris, Lille), and Germany (including Dortmund, Aachen, Cologne/Bonn).

Buses leave from Platform E.




Bus service  Lille > Brussels Airport  (via Brussels Midi Station)

  • Departures from Lille

           every day at 8 am - 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm

  • Departures from Brussels Airport

           every day at 9 am - 1.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Travel time: 2h15min

The buses to Lille depart from platform E.

For further details and reservations, please visit the Ouibus website or call their customer servcie on number +33 969 323 348 (open from 8.30 am to 8 pm)

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