The beautiful city of Mons evokes a sense of history and majesty with its Gothic style architecture, important buildings, memorials and military museums dating back to World War II. The city is also dotted with art galleries and colourful markets. Famous for the Battle of Mons and the legend of the Angels of Mons, angelic warriors who appeared to British soldiers at a crucial moment of battle against German forces, this city is an interesting and evocative travel destination. It also offers modern conveniences, spas and good retail and banking facilities for travellers.
The Zaventem airport is the city's main airport and is located 50 minutes from the city centre. The airport connects passengers with 41 long-haul destinations and 163 short-haul destinations. A second airport, the Brussels South Charleroi airport is located 30 minutes from Mons and it connects travellers with 100 international destinations. Travel to Mons is simple and travellers can use the rail system, taxis, busses, airport or private shuttles to reach the city centre from the airport. City Airport Taxis and Tinker Taxis offer reliable airport transfers.
Two Belgian rail trains leave Mons station every hour and connect Brussels with Mons. A daily Thalys train runs from Paris to Mons. Travellers who are in possession of the Thalys "any Belgian station" pass may travel to Mons from Düsseldorf, Cologne, Aachen and Rotterdam. Mons is 10 minutes walk from the rail station. Buses and private taxis are available.
Mons is serviced by approximately 21 bus lines connect the city with neighbouring cities. Bus services within the city are operated by TEC. Bus stops are dotted across the city, starting from the station.