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Which Airlines Operate Flights To Brussels from UK?
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Alitalia Airlines
- Air Sicilia
- Austrian Airlines
How long is the flight to Brussels from UK?
- Direct Flight from London Heathrow to Brussels is about 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on the airline.
- Flight from Manchester to Brussels usually takes 1 hour 20 minutes. The flight comes with a stopover.
- Flights from Birmingham to Brussels are sometimes 3 hours and 20 minutes long. This too depends on the airline the traveller uses.
- Flights from London Gatwick to Brussels can be a bit longer. They take 8 hours 50 minutes.
What are the major international airports in Brussels?
Though Brussels has two adjacent International airports, only one is exclusively used for flights from the UK. The major international airport in Brussels is the Brussels-Zaventem Airport (BRU) with passenger traffic being 24,783,911 last year. The airport is 12 kilometres away from the city centre.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport at Charleroi (CRL) served 7,698,767 passengers in 2017 and is the second busiest airport in Belgium. It is not used extensively for flights from the United Kingdom.
What is the cheapest time of year to fly to Brussels?
The cheapest time to visit Brussels is in the late summer or in the very beginning of autumn. August is the sweet spot month for affordable accommodations as well as cheap airfares. As the summer is passing, and the schools are opening after the summer break, the tourism pressure on Brussels decreases. With the decreasing demand, prices automatically come down too. If you are lucky you can avail this opportunity and visit Brussels on the cheap.
What are the entry requirements to Brussels for British travellers?
British nationals do not need a visa to visit Belgium. The passport, however, needs to clearly state the visitor as a 'British Citizen' to be allowed into the country without question for a period of three months.
What is the best time to visit Brussels?
The best time to visit Brussels is from March to October. It is advisable that you visit the city from March to May to evade the crowds, but if you are a people person and would want to make new friends come to the city after May. The temperature remains pleasant throughout the period and the highest temperature in the summer remains 23°C. It is the best time to visit the city to relax your stiff muscles and warm your aching bones. Let Brussels rejuvenate you body and soul.
What are the major landmarks in Brussels?
The city of Brussels is in the middle of Belgium. Surprisingly, only a portion of the city is recognized as the capital of the country, which contains the Palace of the Nation, the Royal Palace and the City Hall of Brussels. The city has been heavily influenced by Gothic, Baroque and French Renaissance architecture and these buildings with their distinct designs are seen standing side by side.
- The hub of Brussels is the Grand Place or Grote Markt at the Brussels Main Square. The beauty of this place is legendary. The striking buildings and the environment of the square are so perfectly executed that even if you try and look for a flaw on the facades or in the immaculate gardening at their feet, you cannot find a spot or a crack or a wilted flower. The Square is encased in by the City Hall of Brussels, the Museum of Brussels and the famous Guildhalls.
- The Atomium is the strangest building in the Brussels. The structure is 102 metres high and depicts an iron crystal, made from shiny stainless steel and was first constructed in 1958 for the World Expo. The building is now a museum and has a lift that takes the tourist up to the topmost ‘iron’ sphere.
- The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is arguably the most beautiful church in Brussels. The gothic architecture of the landmark takes the viewer to a time gone by. The magnum opus of the cathedral is the pulpit which was sculpted in 1699 and is a work of art. The tinted windows of the cathedral let in heavenly light and create an atmosphere of tranquility.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Brussels?
The Gilles come out to throw oranges at the spectators at the Grand Place square in February, at the Carnival of Binche. The festival brings music and parades into the streets of Brussels. In April, the Zythos Beer Festival celebrates the love of Belgian beer by inviting 100 brewers to showcase more than 500 beers at the festival. On even years, Brussels celebrates Flower Carpet Day. Half a million begonias of various colours are laid in an elaborate design, in a matter of hours, at the Grand Place. A concert follows the festival.
What are the transportation options available to tourists within Brussels?
It is very easy to get around in Brussels since it is among the few cities in Europe to have a subway network. The subway is a cheap and quick way to move around the city from end to end. The tram network has been a part of Brussels since 1876 and has seen many evolutions over the years. The tram network and the subway networks are interconnected with each other. The highways and roads are world class and renting a car to go about the city is easy, but not as cost-effective as the subway.
Which five star hotels and accommodations are available for stay in Brussels?
There are many hotels in Brussels. Each hotel has its own speciality but all of them are hospitable and welcoming to tourists.
- Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
- Sofitel Brussels Europe
- Steigenberger Wiltcher's
- Stanhope Hotel