Brussels is a region of Belgium comprising of 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium. It's historic, yet hip - packed with quirky architecture, contemporary art galleries, ice skating rinks and delicious food. Be sure to sample frites, local biscuits and champagne. Shopping fans will enjoy the Marolles quarter, with intimate restaurants, interior design shops and studios along the main streets. The main attractions include its historic Grand Palace, the museum of art and history and the comic stores. It’s a quaint city, and one to add to your travel list.
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Visiting from Canberra to Brussels
Fly Canberra to Brussles (CBR to BRU)
The approximate time for a flight from Canberra to Brussles 22 hours and 10 minutes, not including connection times.
When to visit
The best time to visit Brussels is in summer (June to August) to enjoy the festivals, events and beer gardens. Temperatures in summer range from 16°C to 18°C. Winter is also a popular time to visit with twinkling lights, Christmas markets and shopping the many stores. Temperatures are chilly, between 3°C and 6°C. Spring (April to May) is one of the most beautiful times to visit Brussels when the pink cherry tress blossom and catch the Floriade event. Temperatures are cool from 9°C to 13°C.
What is the main airport called?
Brussels Airport (BRU).Opens in a new tab or window It is an international airport, located 12 km northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
Arriving in Brussels
The helpful staff at Brussels Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Brussels from Brussels Airport
With a range of transport options available at Brussels Airport, it's easy to reach the city centre. Choose to rent a car, take public transport, taxi, limousine, airport shuttle or rideshare. Several car rental services are located at the airport, along with a car-sharing system. It takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the city centre. To quickly and efficiently reach your destination, take a taxi from the airport without stress. Taxis are located in front of the arrivals hall and licensed taxis can be identified by the yellow-blue licence plates. If you wish to arrive in style or simply after a comfortable way to travel, try booking a limousine. A seamless way to travel to the heart of Brussels is to take one of the many buses. Coach and airport shuttles are available close to the arrival’s hall, intercity bus services can take you to cities in Belgium and beyond, hotel shuttles can be organised or you can take a public bus. The bus station is located one floor down from the Arrivals Hall. Direct train services from Brussels airport can take you to the city centre and the train station is located directly under the departures and arrivals hall.
Getting around Brussels
Getting around Brussels is easy with a wide range of public transport options, along with bikes, taxis, Uber, walking or tours. The city has a well-developed public transport network, with trains, trams, buses and the metro all available, depending on where you want to go. You can also hire a bike through the Villo bike share programme. The city has many cycle paths or you can cycle on the road and it's a good idea to download a map to get you to where you want to go. Walking is an easy way to get around and avoid the traffic. Public transport options include trains, trams, buses and metro and often quicker than using a car. If you don't have a car, you can use car share when you need it. Taxis are available and a practical way to get around throughout the day and night. Alternatively, you may wish to book an Uber or join a tour.
Fly from Canberra
Fly from Canberra. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Canberra, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Canberra Airport (CBR).Opens in a new tab or window Canberra Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre and offers flights to Australia's capital cities, as well as Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Wellington (New Zealand) and Singapore.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Canberra are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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