Brussels is the bustling capital of Belgium and sits right in the center of this small European country. Its convenient location makes it an ideal destination from which to explore other parts of Belgium including Ghent and Bruges. There are many services running from its three main stations including trains across Belgium and international services travelling to and from Amsterdam, Paris and London.
There are three main train stations in Brussels – Brussels Nord, Brussels Centrale and Brussels Midi. They are all connected on the same line that runs from north to south but each offers different services for arrivals and departures. Brussels Midi is the busiest of the three with services including inter-city trains, metro services, trams and international high-speed platforms for Eurostar trains.
If you are looking to travel from England to Belgium, the Eurostar runs a year-round, high-speed service from London St Pancras station to Brussels Midi. The journey is around two hours in total with 10 services running daily.
Travelling from London to Brussels by train offers the most direct and quickest route from city to city. With spacious seats and plenty of room for baggage, travelling by train to Brussels is also very comfortable and convenient. King's Cross St Pancras station is easy to reach from many UK cities, as well as numerous international airports, and is one of the busiest hubs on the London underground with many main line services.
There are many beautiful buildings and locations in Brussels including the opulent square, the Grand Place as well as classic Art Nouveau houses lining cobbled streets, it is a city with plenty of charm if you know where to look. Fascinating tours of old breweries including the famous Cantillon are within walking distance of Brussels Midi – take a walk around this cobwebbed building and discover the secret to their local brew. You can also reach the artistic city of Ghent in the west of Belgium in just over half-an-hour and the picture-perfect Bruges in around an hour if you wanted to explore more of Belgium on a day trip from Brussels. Public transport in Brussels is convenient and cheap – trams and intercity trains and buses offer a quick way to get around the city.