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Essential information

At a glance

Apr-May
Sep-Oct
Best time to go
Spring
Autumn
8.0°C / 46.4°F
Current Weather
Clear
More on weather
Friday
HRS
04
04
MINS
53
53
Current Time
GMT +1

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€100
  • Dorm bed: €27
  • Double hotel room: €50–60
  • Fries or soup: €3–10
  • Small beer: €3.50
  • One-hour bus/tram/train pass: €2.10
Midrange
€150–200
  • Double hotel room: €60–140
  • Classic café dinner: €30–60
  • Glass of wine: €5
  • Museum entry: €8
  • Tram/bus day pass: €6
Top end (more than)
€200
  • Double hotel room: €140–350
  • Fine dining lunch: €70–90
  • Museum and transport day pass: €22
  • Short taxi trip: €14

When to go and weather

Temperature
°C°F

Getting to Brussels

Brussels is a highly connected city by air, bus and train. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Brussels

The best price found from United States to Brussels is on March 12th, 2019, travelling with Southwest Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

DCA
Washington Ronald Reagan
from $215.00
CRL
Brussels S. Charleroi

Getting around Brussels

  • Bicycle There's a network of bike lanes and separate bike paths.
  • Car & Motorcycle Best avoided: the slightest hiccup on either ring road brings traffic to a halt, especially on Friday afternoons.
  • Public transport Brussels’ excellent integrated bus-tram-metro system is operated by STIB/MIVB. It runs from about 6am to midnight.
  • Rollerblades Belgium is perhaps unique in having special road rules for ‘rollers’ (those on rollerblades or rollerskates).
  • Taxi Official taxis run meters and have standard fares.

Health and safety

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Travelling with kids in Brussels is rarely a problem, even at top-end establishments, but you will seldom see Belgian children running amok, and you will be expected to make sure that yours aren't either.

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Working and volunteering

There are plenty of local projects in Brussels aimed at migrants and the homeless. If you'd like to help out, ask at the Use-It office for some guidance.

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