Car hire in Brussels
On this page you’ll find useful tips and advice on renting a car in Brussels and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time hiring a car in Belgium, please start by reading our general tips on car hire in Belgium via the link below before going on to this article.
Our car rental offices in Brussels
In Brussels there are a number of car rental offices where you can both drop off and pick up your hired car. We recommend booking the car in advance to ensure availability. Booking in advance will also usually give you a better price.
If you arrive in Brussels by train you can visit one of the seven car rental offices that are right by the train station Midi in central Brussels. From there you can easily get out of Brussels or get to other parts of town.
You can also use oen of the car rental offices spread out in the Ixelles area in the southeast part of town.
Car hire in Brussels airport
Brussels airport (airport code: BRU) is located just over 10 km from the central parts of town. It is the largest airport in Belgium and it mainly operates international flights. Its location on the A201 motorway makes it easy to get to and from the airport by car.
Six of the biggest car hire companies have offices at Brussels airport. You will easily find them all in the arrivals section with help from clear signposting. When you return the car at the airport, you will be asked to park it at the common car park of these companies. You’ll find the car park clearly signposted and very hard to miss, regardless of where you are arriving from.
Places to visit in Brussels
Belgium has loads of cute little towns, exciting sights and beautiful nature to explore. With a hired car it is made easy to get the most of your vacation in Belgium!
100 km northwest of Brussels you will find the breathtaking town of Bruges. This town has a lot to offer as far as sights go, and with the beautiful canal that goes through the city you’ll get gorgeous views wherever you are. Why not go for a boat ride on the canal? Bruges is also known for its many fantastic historical buildings. There are several famous churches worth a visit. And don’t forget to enjoy the Belgian beer while you’re here!
Rochefort, a mere two hour drive south of Brussels, is perhaps mainly known for its beer brewery. However, the town and its surrounding area has a lot more than just the brewery to offer. Among other things, there are many historical buildings in the city centre. Of these, the monasteries and the ruins of the old castle are especially worth mentioning. Rochefort is also known for its fantastic and exciting caves.
High Fens – Eifel Nature Park
In the eastern parts of Belgium, on the border of Germany, lies the beautiful High Fens nature site which joins the Eifel Nature Park. Here you will find a lot of beautiful nature and several pleasant walking trails for you to explore. The area mostly consists of heathland, marshy grounds, hills and valleys. Make sure to bring your walking shoes to this fantastic nature park, a mere two hour drive from Brussels.