Any flight search for Brussels flights should include Brussels International and Brussels Charleroi. The vast majority of scheduled flights head for Brussels International, the closest airport to the city centre. Flights with Ryanair head for Brussels South Charleroi Airport, 45km south of the city. Direct flights largely cater for the business community and prices are often accordingly high. Low-cost services from the UK have tended to come and go in recent years. Low-cost airlines have been reluctant to start services from London and the south of England due to competition from Eurostar train services. The cheapest fares in recent years have been with airlines like Ryanair, Flybe, Easyjet, bmi regional and Brussels Airlines.
The centre of historic Brussels is a short 11km transfer from Brussels Airport. This smart modern airport has an excellent reputation. Airport buses connect the airport with the city centre Brussels, transport hubs like the Brussels North railway station, and key business and political institutions. The cheapest airlines in recent years have been bmi Regional and Brussels Airlines. Flights are sometimes available with EasyJet and Germanwings. Reliable scheduled flights can be found with British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss Air.
Choice of UK departure points typically include:
Edinburgh (EDI) London City
East Midlands Aberdeen
45km south of Brussels but with excellent public transport connections with the Belgian capital. A small airport with a limited traffic. Most flights from the UK have been operated by low-cost airline Ryanair. Routes have tended to come and go in recent years and have included services from London Stansted and Liverpool
UK departure points in 2012 include Manchester and Edinburgh
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