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Brussels Airport, Brussels, Belgium
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Brussels Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$32.56 / per day
Brussels Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Alamo
$34.92 / per day
Brussels Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$37.45 / per day
Brussels Airport
Compact Elite
Cupra Born or similar
Cupra Born
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$42.39 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Brussels Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$48.12 / per day
Brussels Airport
Full-size
Polestar 2 or similar
Polestar 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$75.92 / per day
Brussels Airport
Standard SUV
Alfa Romeo Tonale or similar
Alfa Romeo Tonale
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$80.94 / per day
Brussels Airport
Premium Elite
Polestar 2 or similar
Polestar 2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$106.94 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:47 on 2024-06-21. 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
$57 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
9.2 / 10
Average gas price
$1.90 per liter or $7.20 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.72 per liter or $6.52 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.25 per liter or $8.50 per gallon
Brussels Airport

Airport travel guide

The capital of Belgium and the European Union is more than just a political powerhouse — it is a historical city with lots of character and heritage. Quite different from its nearest neighbors, Paris and Amsterdam, it has plenty to explore, especially if you’re ready to scratch beneath the surface. Here are five travel suggestions for your trip:

  • Cinquantenaire Museum. Also known as Jubelpark after the public green area in which it is located, this is a unique cultural institution dedicated to keeping ethnographic objects from around the world. In addition to classical European civilizations, the museum also has specialized exhibits on Islamic culture, Polynesian art, and much more. The Cinquantenaire Museum is part of the Royal Museums of Art and History complex that operates cultural institutions around Brussels.
  • Parlamentarium. Located just a 15-minute walk from Cinquantenaire, this is the visitor’s center of the European Parliament. Interactive and available in all of the two dozen languages of the European Union, visiting here can be a surprisingly entertaining experience. Visit the museum’s official website to learn more about opening hours; entry is free.
  • Grand Place. If Brussels is the metaphorical heart of Europe, this mighty square is the heart of the city. Known as Grote Markt in Dutch, it is home to landmarks like the Brussels City Hall, King’s House (although no longer the residence of the Belgian monarchs, it is home to the City Museum), and about 40 other listed heritage buildings.
  • Manneken Pis. Located close to the Grand Place, this statue of a peeing little boy is one of Brussels’ most famous tourist attractions. There are many legends associated to this statue, but the most famous one is that it’s dedicated to a little boy who saved Brussels from a fire by urinating on it.

  • Atomium. This is a giant molecule that was built for the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958 (Expo 58). It was supposed to be here for only 6 months but it got so popular that the authorities decided to keep it. Inside, there is an exhibition space that tells the story of the Atomium and there’s a viewing platform on top.

Top international routes

  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Rome
  • Berlin
  • Lisbon
  • London
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Bern
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Krakow
  • Frankfurt
  • Luxembourg
  • Milan
  • Zagreb

Main airlines

Brussels Airlines, TUI fly Belgium, Ryanair, Alitalia, Air Arabia Maroc, and easyJet

Terminals

Brussels Airport's single terminal building is divided into Pier A, which serves flights to and from Schengen countries, and also Brussels Airlines flights to and from Africa, and Pier B, which handles flights outside the Schengen Area. You can easily walk between the two piers.

Location

Brussels airport is about 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast of downtown Brussels. Léopold III Laan, Houtweg, Rue Laurent Vandenhoven, Rue Stroobants, and Rampe du Lion are the main streets connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $174 per day
  • Station wagons - from $38 per day
  • Large cars - from $42 per day
  • Medium cars - from $33 per day
  • Vans - from $90 per day
  • Premium cars - from $107 per day
  • Small cars - from $33 per day
  • SUVs - from $43 per day

Car rental desks

All car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

You’ll find several cafés, bars, snack kiosks, restaurants, and a pub. For shopping, try one of the many stores and a duty-free outlet that’s available to passengers leaving the EU. There are also ATMs, baby changing rooms, a pharmacy, a hairdresser, and places of worship for different denominations. The luggage storage service is in the shopping area of Pier A. The airport is well-equipped for travelers with reduced mobility, and it also provides special assistance, but you should contact your airline at least 48 hours before you arrive if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Shell, located at Leopoldlaan 23, is right next to the airport and can be reached in about two minutes. There are many other gas stations near the airport and in Brussels.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Amsterdam (201 km / 125 mi)
  • Paris (321 km / 199 mi)
  • Charleroi (70 km / 43 mi)
  • Zürich (652 km / 405 mi)
  • Luxembourg (192 km / 119 mi)
  • Hamburg (602 km / 374 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.2
  • Terminal facilities 7.9
  • Wi-Fi 7.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.3
  • Lounge 7.3

Brussels Airport (BRU)

  • IATA: BRU
  • ICAO: EBBR
  • Name: Brussels Airport (BRU)
  • Distance from city: 7.5 miles / 12 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Brussels Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Brussels Airport 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 at Brussels Airport
$36.11
January
$35.45
February
$35.08
March
$37.45
April
$34.48
May
$55.24
June
$62.19
July
$46.85
August
$43.38
September
$41.55
October
$39.77
November
$49.40
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Brussels Airport is May — when rental costs average $34.48 per day. This is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $62.19 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.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Brussels Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 8 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Brussels Airport
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
5
October
6
November
7
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Brussels Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Brussels Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Brussels Airport in May, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at Brussels Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
61%
January
86%
February
102%
March
116%
April
140%
May
128%
June
116%
July
103%
August
95%
September
85%
October
82%
November
85%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Keddy, Alamo, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $33 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Peugeot 308 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Honda Civic 4 1 Medium cars
Thrifty Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Seat Arona 5 2 Medium cars
Hertz Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Seat Arona 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Keddy Opel Corsa 4 1 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.

United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
May 17, 2024
customer photo
Switzerland
Peugeot 208
May 7, 2024
Good service.
Hong Kong
Peugeot 3008
April 22, 2024
Great discovery in a comfortable car
United Arab Emirates
Honda Civic
April 19, 2024
Spent 10 days touring the Alabaster coast discovering some great villages and towns along the way. Also took in some historic battlefield sites in northern France and Belgium.
Romania
Peugeot 208
February 28, 2024
Very spectacular nature around Belgium!
United States of America (USA)
Opel Astra
December 29, 2023
Great way to visit family in Belgium without needing to take ubers
Italy
Opel Astra
November 14, 2023
It was a business trip for the company I work for.
Kazakhstan
Kia Sportage
September 17, 2023
The car was quite large to put 3 large suitcases in it, but quite small to enter any car parking during our travel. I have visited Gent, Antwerpen and Brussels, and it was really easy to go anywhere and find the parking and walk around to view these beautiful cities. Thanks to the rental it was giving a feeling of freedom to plan what I want and change it easily if I would like do do something different. Also the car was with the light signal on the mirrors of side closure of other cars, that really saved me once as one car was in the dead view area moving same speed and I did not see it with eyes. It could be an accident is there were no signal. Thanks to it nothing happened. Wishing to all have a good journeys without accidents and choose only good companies for the rent
Italy
Volkswagen Up
July 22, 2023
This was a family visit to my mom, had a great time together also with friends!
Croatia
Ford Fiesta
November 27, 2022
It was a tightly packed business trip, so no time for anything else.
Belgium
Nissan Qashqai
November 10, 2022
Pros - off-season road trip, need I say more? Cons - Two bored 7 and 8 year old kids, fighting at the back seat half of the way.
Ireland
Opel Corsa
September 17, 2022
We Found it good and good value for money
Australia
Ford Fiesta
August 14, 2022
Family and friends visit
Portugal
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Aut.
July 4, 2022
Gouda and Utrecht in Netherlands and Gent in Belgium. There no words to express the beauty and history of those townsof t
Canada
BMW X1
December 8, 2021
My trip was point to point Roselare to Schiphol
Spain
Ford Fiesta
January 8, 2020
we didnt stay in brussel, we went to the netherlands
Belgium
Renault Clio
December 16, 2019
Very easy at the airport
South Africa
VW Golf
July 27, 2018
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
SIXT
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Avis
7.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
40
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$57.40
Lowest daily price
$32.56
Total cars available
155

Top 11 suppliers at Brussels Airport in 2024

SIXT
Very good 8.9 / 141 reviews
+3270225800
Leopoldlaan, 1934 Zaventem
$73 - $251
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-23:00
Sat:06:30-23:00
Sun:06:30-23:00
Keddy
Very good 8.5 / 246 reviews
+3227210592
Brussels Airport, Leopoldlaan 1, 1930 Zaventem
$33 - $55
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 181 reviews
+3212390959
Luchthaven Brussel-Nationaal 12, 1930 Zaventem
$35 - $179
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 76 reviews
+3212390959
Brussels Airport Leopoldlaan, 1930 Zaventem
$37 - $188
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Thrifty
Very good 8.3 / 44 reviews
+32027206044
Brussels Airport, Leopoldlaan, 1930 Zaventem, Belgium
$35 - $51
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-21:00
Sun:06:30-23:30
Hertz
Very good 8.1 / 66 reviews
+32027206044
Brussels Airport, Leopoldlaan, 1930 Zaventem
$41 - $223
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-21:00
Sun:06:30-23:30
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.1 / 33 reviews
+3227200944
Arrival Hall, Brussels, 1930, Belgium
$133 - $154
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-21:30
Sun:06:30-23:30
Europcar
Very good 8 / 35 reviews
+3227210592
Brussels Airport
$41 - $70
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
+3225885599
Brussels Airport, Leopoldlaan, 1930 Zaventem
$66 - $188
National
National
Good 7.7
+3212390959
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Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Avis
Good 7.4 / 43 reviews
+3227200944
Arrival Hall, Brussels, 1930, Belgium
$93 - $154
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-21:30
Sun:06:30-23:30
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