Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Belgium  /  Brussels  /  Sightseeing  /  Brussels South Railway Station

Brussels South Railway Station, Brussels

1.4
#78 of 108 in Sightseeing in Brussels
Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Brussels-South is the biggest railway station in Brussels, capital of Belgium. As Brussels is a bilingual entity, both the French and Dutch names are official. This often leads to the usage of combined shorthands outside Belgium: for example in the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable, Brussels-South is designated as "Brussels Midi/Zuid"; Dutch Railways announce the station as "Brussel Zuid/Midi". 1,000 trains pass between Brussels-South and Brussels-North railway stations every day. The station is connected to the Gare du Midi/Zuidstation station of the Brussels Metro system.HistoryA station known as Station des Bogards/Bogaardenstation existed since 1840 near the Place Rouppeplein in the southern part of the city. It was demolished 29 years later as it was already too small. A new station designed by Payen opened in 1869 a short distance south of the original one. Payen's terminal station was itself demolished in 1949 and replaced by a through station on the present site as part of the North-South connection project.FeaturesThe station is surrounded by the Avenue Fonsny/Fonsnylaan to the east, the Rue de France/Frankrijkstraat to the west, the Rue Couverte/Bedektestraat to the north and the Rue des Vétérinaires/Veeartsenstraat to the south. In the 1990s, the Eurostar terminal was added on the Rue de France/Frankrijkstraat side. This contains two bay platforms with no onward northbound connection.
Plan to visit Brussels South Railway Station and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Brussels attractions using our Brussels tourist route planner.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Brussels South Railway Station
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
80 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • You wait in the que that says Gent, after a long time, they say only info, no tickets here!!! A sign that says no-tickets like everywhere else? The place to buy the tickets cannot be found, no signs u...  more »
  • Shops, fast food and gift shops can be found in the South station and that is also the only reason why you should be there except taking the train or in the city. Little interesting for the rest. Quickly to the Centre (and why don't you get off at the central station?)
    View original
  • Convenient railway station (by Moscow standards). Don't believe what they say in the background. They too are wrong. And it's not lost in translation. This specificity of the nation! From the train station, very convenient to the airport at Charleroi. Street side due France. There are very helpful. And there are taxis)) Guys collect 6-8 passengers and driven to the airport. On time-30 minutes. At the Chatelet, h. Cash payment) Or on the map but at the beginning of the trip. And in general I
    View original

Plan your trip to Brussels

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Brussels

It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Brussels by other users

17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM MALI June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Belgium BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Berlin, Brussels & London BY A USER FROM AFGHANISTAN October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Brussels BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans