Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel Zuid

Bruxelles / Brussels, (Belgium)

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About the station


Our guide to using Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid/Brussels South train station will explain:

(i) how to navigate the station;
(ii) what to be aware of when arriving and departing by Eurostar and other train services;
(iii) how to travel to the city centre and the most popular tourist sights;
(iv) what facilities are available at the station.

An introduction to using Bruxelles-Midi station:

Somwhat confusing is a pertinent summary of Bruxelles Midi/Zuid station.

Not only is it in effect three stations in one -
(1) The Eurostar terminal
(2) The platforms/tracks/voies used by the other international high speed trains
(3) The patforms/tracks/voies used by the trains to and from other destinations in Belgium.

It also houses two different tram stops, out of sight lifts and a somewhat hidden Metro station - and the signage at the station is tri-lingual.

The trains are also out of sight as they depart and arrive at upper level, so the main facilities at the station are all housed in a passage way that runs beneath them.

These facilities include separate SNCB ticket offices for domestic (within Belgium) and international trains.

This passage way named the ‘Couloir Principal' or 'Hoofdgang' links the main entrance/exit on Place Victor Horta and the secondary entrance/exit on Avenue Fosny.

This main passage way has been smartened up in recent years – so it’s not quite as grim as it once was.


Which is a plus as what Bruxelles Midi lacks is a distinct departure hall, to act as a general introduction to the trains - so the main access to the trains is via this central passage way, the ‘Couloir Principal' or 'Hoofdgang'

Efforts have been made to make the station easier to use, particularly for its regular users.

Hence there being three exits on each voie/spoor/platform/track used by the trains which arrive from other destinations in Belgium.

So ideal if you know where you are going and will be grateful for a short-cut, but hard to fathom if you are a first time user.

Hence splitting up the pertinent information, which can be accessed on these links below.

ARRIVING BY EUROSTAR

DEPARTING BY EUROSTAR

ARRIVING ON OTHER TRAINS

DEPARTING ON OTHER TRAINS

CONNECTING TO THE METRO AND TRAM

Services
Availability
1st Class Lounge
Bus Station
Car Hire
Information Desk
Left Luggage
Metro
Step Free
Taxi Rank
Terminus Station
TouristInfo

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