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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Brussels Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Alamo
$22.74 per day
Brussels Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$23.55 per day
Brussels Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$26.76 per day
Brussels Airport
Compact Elite
Cupra Born or similar
Cupra Born
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$30.73 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Hasselt Bilzen Downtown
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$37.09 per day
Charleroi Airport
Standard SUV
Alfa Romeo Tonale or similar
Alfa Romeo Tonale
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$58.91 per day
Brussels Airport
Full-size
Polestar 2 or similar
Polestar 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$61.21 per day
Charleroi Airport
Premium
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé or similar
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$90.96 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:17 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Dutch, French, German
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+32
Average car rental price
$44 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
70 - 120 km/h or 43 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.1 / 10
Average gas price
$2.00 per liter or $7.58 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.79 per liter or $6.76 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.18 per liter or $8.24 per gallon

Why rent a car in Belgium?

Belgium is a country in Europe located on the North Sea in between, France, Luxembourg, Germany, and the Netherlands. Belgium is a small country with many famous cities. It is also home to many institutions of the European Union and various international organizations. The country is a striking combination of two main regions which amalgamate in its capital, Brussels. In the northern part of the country is Flanders, a historically Dutch speaking region. In the southern part is Wallonia, a historically French speaking region. A small German-speaking region can be found near the border with Germany. 

Though many think of Brussels and Bruges when they think of Belgium, there is, in fact, much more to the small country. The countryside of Wallonia, particularly Ardennes, is simply stunning. Other Flemish cities are lively and worth visiting, too. With Brussels near the geographical center of the country, it can serve as a base from which all parts of it can easily be reached with a car. 

So get ready to learn about the history of this unique country, including being in the center of major battles during the World Wars and see some stunning sites from castles and abbeys to incredible rural scenery with your rental car. 

Don’t forget to have some frittes, take plenty of the world-famous Belgian chocolate home, and try one of the many styles of beer that the country is famous for. 

Belgium

One-way Car Rentals in Belgium

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Belgium and drop off in another country:

  • From Belgium to Netherlands - 150 offers from $47.25 per day
  • From Belgium to Poland - 60 offers from $206.38 per day
  • From Belgium to Germany - 165 offers from $62.30 per day
  • From Belgium to France - 132 offers from $47.25 per day
  • From Belgium to Luxembourg - 33 offers from $47.25 per day

Top ways to enter Belgium

Brussels Airport, the largest in Belgium and one of Europe’s major airports, is the entry point to the country for most travelers, especially those coming from outside Europe. It is located about 12km (8 miles) northeast of the city center. Rental cars are available from most of the major companies with their rental desks located in the arrivals hall. Brussels Airport is also the best location in the country to pick up or drop off a one-way rental. 

Though Ryanair may consider Charleroi Airport an airport in Brussels, in reality, it is located more than 60km (37 miles) south of the city. It is still a convenient airport for travelers, especially those who are planning to travel in Wallonia, as it is the region’s largest airport. It takes roughly an hour to reach Brussels from the airport, though. 

Antwerp Airport is a much smaller airport located just southeast of the city of  Antwerp near the border with the Netherlands. Though the airport has hosted flights to and from London,  Flybe is ending this service at the end of August 2019. TUI fly Belgium will be the only airline operating at the airport. Its destinations are primarily seasonal vacation ones. Rental cars are available at the airport, though you are more likely to end up needing to fly into a Dutch Airport (Eindhoven or Amsterdam) if you plan to visit this part of Belgium. 

The closest major airport lying outside of Belgium is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the third-busiest airport in Europe. It is roughly 170km (105 miles) from Antwerp and 200km (124 miles) from Brussels which corresponds to drives of two and a half hours and three hours, respectively. Rental cars are readily available with all major companies having desks in the main hall of the airport. In most cases, you are allowed to take a car from the airport to Belgium (though this may not be allowed for luxury cars or vans). 

Belgium’s main train stations are well-connected to the surrounding countries. TheTGV connects most French cities with Brussels. And the Thalys connects Paris and Lille in France with Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. ICE trains connect Brussels to the German cities of Cologne and Aachen with Brussels. Finally, the Eurostar connects Brussels with London. Brussels has two large train stations, Brussels has three main train stations: Gare du Midi or Zuid, Central or Central, and Nord or Noord.  Rental cars can be picked up at the Central or Midi stations. 

In most cases, you can take a rental car that was picked up in one of Belgium’s neighboring countries into Belgium. It may even be possible to drop off the car in Belgium, with Brussels Airport being the best option for such.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Brussels - The capital of Belgium is located near the geographic center of the country. Though surrounded by Flanders and official bilingual, the dominant language of Brussels is French. The historic city has an impressive old town of which the Grand Place is the centerpiece. The city is an unofficial capital of sort of the European Union hosting many of its institutions. It also is home to many international organizations and is, therefore, an international city if there ever was one. No visit to the country is complete without spending at least some time in the capital. 
  • Antwerp - Located near the border with the Netherlands and some 45km north of Brussels, Antwerp is Belgium’s second-largest city. It is one of the main cultural and economic cities of the Low Countries. Historically, it was a center for the diamond trade. Though most of the work with diamonds now takes place in low-wage countries, more than 80% of rough diamonds in the world are traded in the district. The city is also famous as the home of the renowned painter Rubens. It is no surprise that visitors flock to the city to take in history through the city’s architecture and museums. 
  • Bruges - When a place is as famous as Bruges, a traveler may expect to be underwhelmed when they actually go there. Bruges is not one of these places, though. Its fame is well-deserved and it is unlikely to disappoint any but the huffiest. It’s old town and canals might as well be one large museum with every corner postcard-worthy. Aside from strolling around, make sure to take a boat ride through the canals. Don’t bother trying to drive into the center of the city. There are plenty of parking lots and garages located just outside of it. 
  • Ghent - Almost as stunning as Bruges but with much more life, Ghent should not be missed when visiting Belgium. Its location in the center of Flanders and more manageable size compared to Brussels makes it a great place for travelers to base themselves when exploring the region. Every attraction in Flanders can be reached in less than an hour from the city. Ghent is a university city that is full of young people and the life that comes with it. It is also historic and simply gorgeous, the best of both worlds. 
  • Dinant - Located about 80km (50 miles) south of Brussels, Dinant is a popular day-trip due to its stunning riverfront and citadel. The town straddles the Meuse River with a citadel perched above it. You can either ascend a few hundred stairs or take a cable car to reach the citadel with its beautiful views of the town and surrounding countryside. The town is also a popular place for kayaking and canoeing. If you visit, you will see many saxophones around the town. This is due to it being the place where Adolphe Sax designed the saxophone. You can learn about this in a small, free museum in the town.   
  • Ypres - Though it has a history that stretches much longer, Ypres is known for being the site of battles throughout World War I. The city is about an hour’s drive from Ghent or an hour-and-a-half drive from Brussels. Memorials and cemeteries can be found throughout the area surrounding the town. The Menin Gate in the center of the town is one of the most famous and serves as the site for the daily Last Post ceremony, a moving ceremony that takes place every night at 8 PM rain or shine. 
  • Leuven - This city located just 30km (19 miles) Brussels is becoming an ever more popular tourist destination. Its university is the oldest and perhaps most prestigious in the country. Leuven has a historic city center which was beautifully restored after the world wars. The city has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Belfry of St. Peter’s Church and the Groot Begijnhof (Grand Beguinage). Beguinages were communities for religious women similar seeking to retire similar to what convents are for nuns.  The Goot Negijnhof of Leuven is one of the largest and best-preserved of them. 
  • Liege - Though not the political capital of Wallonia, Liege is the cultural capital of the region. The city was once a center of industrial production, mainly steel. Similar to the rust belt in the United States, the city experienced a dramatic economic decline in the second half of the 20th century. It has since rebounded and continues to modernize. Aside from site related to its industrial past, the city is worth visiting for its longer history and setting gon the Meuse River. 
  • Spa - The town from which the term spa comes is (don’t be shocked) famous for its historic spas. Though the town has shrunk in importance, it still has fresh hot springs that can be bathed in. Of course, it’s also worth just seeing the historical city where many royals once came for their relaxing vacations.  
  • Abbeys - Belgium is famous for its Trappist beer which is brewed by monks in abbeys. There are also many more abbey throughout the country. Unfortunately, you are unlikely to be able to tour any of the Trappist abbeys where beer is brewed. The monastic lifestyle requires peacefulness and solitude. Some abbeys give short walks or have restaurants and hotels which can be visited. If for nothing else, it is worth driving by some of them to take a gander from the outside. And, of course, there are many more breweries in Belgium that can be visited if you would like. This includes famous brands such as Stella Artois and Hoegaarden and smaller brands. 
  • Mons. Home to just 95,000 people, this western Wallonian city punches way above its weight when it comes to tourist attractions — it is home to not one, but two UNESCO World Heritage sites, its 17th-century Baroque belfry and the neolithic flint mine dating back to more than 6,000 years. As if that wasn’t enough, Mons was also the European Capital of Culture in 2015 and is home to the Van Gogh Museum. It’s only an hour from Brussels and 40 minutes from Charleroi International Airport. The city is known as Bergen in Flemish.

Most popular rental car

Given the propensity of travelers in Belgium taking short trips along with the country’s small streets, it’s no surprise that the most popular class of rental car in Belgium is the economy class, of which the Ford Fiesta and  Renault Clio are good examples. Some plan for trips with groups or large families and choose to rent standard vans like the VW Caddy Maxi. Compact cars like the Opel Astra are also popular. 

Driver's license requirements

The minimum age at which one can rent a car in Belgium depends on the rental company. Most companies have a minimum age of 21 and require the driver to have possessed a license for 2 years. InterRent is a notable exception allowing 19 year-olds to rent and requiring drivers to have had a license for only one year. All rental companies charge a young driver fee for those under the age of 25. 

In most cases, you do not need an International Driver's Permit (IDP) if your driver's license is in the Latin Alphabet. Enterprise is a notable exception and requires renters to have an IDP if their license was issued in any non-EU country. 

Drivers with licenses that are not printed in the Latin Alphabet (e.g., Arabic, Japanese, Russian, etc.) must have an International Driver’s Permit. Note that an IDP does not take the place of your driver’s license but compliments it. You must present both the IDP and your original driver’s license. 

Also, if you have been in the European for more than six months, you will need to possess a driver’s license issued by a European Union country. 

Crossing borders

In most cases except when renting luxury vehicles or vans, rentals can be taken from Belgium to all surrounding countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and France. If you plan to take your rental to other European Countries, be sure to ask the provider in advance. Rentals are not allowed to leave the European Union (with the exception of Norway, where rentals picked up in Belgium are allowed to be taken for the most part). 

Though you may technically be allowed to take a rental car to the United Kingdom, you may be restricted in the actual part of getting it there. Rental companies may not allow their cars to be taken on a ferry or through the Eurotunnel. If this is in your plans, ask your rental car supplier about it in advance. 

Top driving routes

Belgium doesn’t have any long, famous scenic roads. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t anywhere worth driving in the country. Au contraire, the Belgian countryside, particularly the Wallonian countryside, is beautiful, especially in the fall. Almost any small country road will lead you past fields, forests, and perhaps even Abbeys. 

  • Ardennes - Not a route, but a region, the Ardennes is located in southwestern Belgium and also neighboring France. In stark contrast to northern Belgium with its bustling cities and larger population, Ardennes is scenic and rural. It is made up of rolling, forest hills, and river valleys. Its countryside is lush and just begs to be driven through. The area is famous for its caves in addition to its hills. Almost any drive through the countryside in the region would make a worthy adventure. 
  • The Battle of the Bulge Route - The last major offensive campaign made by the Germans on the Western Front in World War II, the Battle of the Bulge sealed the fate of Nazi Germany. The battle took place in the Ardennes region of southeastern Belgium. The brunt of the German attacks was felt by the Americans and the battle was the bloodiest for the American Army in WWII. The battle began around Bastogne, making the town and its memorials and museums a good starting point. From there, head to the December 44 Museum in Stoumont. Follow this up with a visit to the Baugnez Historical Center and Camp Elsenborn. End the tour at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place of 7,922 American soldiers.
  • Rue de Tintage - Though just a short 4.6km-long (2.9 miles) road, Rue de Tintage is a perfect example of the types of roads and drives that can be found all across southern Belgium. The road connects the villages of Grumelange and Tintage following the Sure River (which is the border between Belgium and Luxembourg). It, like many other small roads, is quite narrow, so take care around curves. 
  • The coast. Although it would be fair to say that a beach holiday is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Belgium, the country does boast a short, but pleasant North Sea coastline. Especially nice to visit during the summer months (although, naturally, that is also when it gets the largest numbers of visitors), the sandy Belgian coast is in the northwestern part of the country and includes resort towns like Koksijde and Knokke-Heist. 

Car rental prices

  • Convertibles - from $133 per day
  • Station wagons - from $28 per day
  • Large cars - from $27 per day
  • Medium cars - from $24 per day
  • Vans - from $43 per day
  • Premium cars - from $52 per day
  • Small cars - from $23 per day
  • SUVs - from $31 per day
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Belgium?

The cost of renting a car in Belgium varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Belgium
$36.25
January
$37.20
February
$38.29
March
$39.62
April
$38.65
May
$46.98
June
$58.28
July
$48.65
August
$43.74
September
$42.04
October
$42.65
November
$50.79
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Belgium is January — when rental costs average $36.25 per day. This is 17% cheaper than the yearly average and 38% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $58.28 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Belgium?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in October — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Belgium
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
8
July
8
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Belgium?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Belgium, the most popular month is May, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Belgium by pick-up date relative to the average
66%
January
82%
February
99%
March
121%
April
138%
May
136%
June
115%
July
89%
August
99%
September
91%
October
81%
November
81%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 43
Airport locations 4
Popular suppliers Keddy, Thrifty, Alamo, Budget, Hertz
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $23 per day
Cheapest supplier Alamo

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Nissan Juke 5 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Seat Arona 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Skoda Kamiq 5 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Seat Arona 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Brazil
Peugeot 308
June 13, 2024
Gás station closed, dificult to find rental desk in the train Station
Belgium
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
June 11, 2024
Family trip
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus STW
January 12, 2024
I was only here to See my family
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
October 16, 2023
This was a family medical emergency so not a fun trip but the car got me where I needed to be.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
August 29, 2023
Visited Reims. Drove well. On return to Belgium, discovered Castle of Bouillon, well-worth the stop.
Thailand
Volkswagen Golf STW
August 18, 2023
Perfect but what a bad weather in Belgium!
United States of America (USA)
Audi A1 SB Aut.
August 12, 2023
We drove close to 2500km in about a week and traveled through 5 countries in style!
customer photo
Italy
Volkswagen Up
June 6, 2023
Visiting my mother with my son
Portugal
Hyundai i10
April 13, 2023
Goog food and fun. Love Louvain Town.
Italy
Audi A1 SB Aut.
November 22, 2022
Very nice and easy
Finland
Opel Corsa
September 1, 2022
A very nice and comfortable way to visit the nice spots close to family and friends!
Israel
Peugeot 3008
August 8, 2022
Perfect guys, new car and nice vacation, thanks!😇
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Israel
Audi A1 Aut.
April 22, 2022
Old city of Bruges is a must.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
SIXT
8.7 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Avis
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
24
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$44.00
Lowest daily price
$22.74
Total cars available
960

Top 11 suppliers in Belgium in 2024

SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.7 / 240 reviews
7 locations
$49 - $342
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.6 / 441 reviews
18 locations
$24 - $204
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 190 reviews
1 location
$23 - $91
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.5 / 122 reviews
16 locations
$25 - $96
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 93 reviews
10 locations
$24 - $385
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.1 / 107 reviews
10 locations
$26 - $136
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.1 / 59 reviews
11 locations
$38 - $105
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.9 / 3 reviews
2 locations
$47 - $268
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 71 reviews
14 locations
$29 - $239
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 86 reviews
20 locations
$30 - $377
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