If you're planning a trip to Belgium on a budget, let ebookers help you find cheap flights to Brussels. The website searches hundreds of flight combinations to find you airline tickets at bargain prices. People visiting Brussels can look forward to eating mouth-watering pralines, drinking a beer in an old-world pub and touring castles. Whether you're a history buff or a foodie, there's something in Brussels for you to enjoy.
Brussels Airport is located in Steenokkerzeel, approximately 7 miles from the centre of Brussels. The airport was awarded the Best Airport in Europe by the Airports Council International/International Air Transport Association in 2005. It serves over 18 million passengers each year. Numerous airlines provide flights to Brussels, including Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines and Jet Airways.
Most of the local hotels offer airport transportation to their guests. You can also get from the airport into Brussels via bus, train, taxicab or rental car. Buses depart from level 0, one floor below the arrivals area. You can choose to take the public bus, which has various stops throughout the city, or the airport express bus, which gets you to Brussels in 30 minutes. To save money, purchase your bus tickets from the machines before you board the bus. It costs more to purchase tickets from the driver. You can catch the train to Brussels from the basement level -1. Cab fare from the airport to the centre of the city costs approximately â‚¬45. Licensed taxis are blue, with a yellow emblem. If you want access to your own vehicle, you can reserve a rental car using the ebookers website. Hertz, Avis, Sixt and Europcar have locations at the airport, making it easy to pick up your car as soon as your flight lands.
If you're travelling to Brussels in the winter, pack clothes you can layer and a heavy coat. The average winter temperatures range from 1Â°C to 6Â°C. The city doesn't get a lot of snow, but it does get a lot of rain. Because it rains throughout the year, it's hard to avoid wet weather. If you want sunshine during your trip, your best bet is to travel during July or August. During the summer months, the average temperatures range from 11Â°C to 23Â°C. If you're visiting Brussels in the summer, pack lightweight clothes and a jacket for chilly days.
History buffs should visit Kasteel Beersel. The extravagant 13th century castle features three towers, turrets, a drawbridge and a moat. You can combine history and shopping at Galeries Royales St-Hubert. The Italian Neo-Renaissance style building dates back to 1847 and is one of Europe's oldest shopping malls. Other area attractions include the Cantillon Brewery, Grand Place, Hotel de Ville, the Royal Museum of Central Africa and the Royal Palace.
With an abundance of places to explore, good food and mild weather, Brussels has become a popular tourist destination for years. When you're ready to book your trip, visit the ebookers website to find flights to Brussels, hotel accommodation and more.
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