Car hire Brussels: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Brussels

Distance from
Brussels city centre
9 mi
26 mi

Car hires in Brussels: practical information

Where to rent a car in Brussels

Planning a trip to the European capital? Brussels is the cultural centre of the continent, a meeting place for cultures, traditions, history and politics. There are major car hire companies at Brussels National Airport and in the city centre, particularly around Gare du Midi. Be aware that car hire rentals from the airport and main train station tend to cost more due to additional taxes.

Driving in Brussels: parking and other tips

Brussels city centre has dozens are public car parks, with varying tariffs. It’s best to choose a spot and park down for the day and explore on foot, as you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to happen upon something unexpected and new while you’re on holidays in Brussels.

Watch out for car-free day in September, where all motorised vehicles are “banned” from the city centre to promote alternative ways of transportation.

Road trips from Brussels: what to do, what to see

Waterloo

Brussels to Waterloo

A famous batter took place here, one that changed the face of Europe forever! It was here, just 15km south of Brussels that Napoleon faced Waterloo and Bluecher. Don’t miss a climb to the top of Lion’s Mound for views of the entire battlefield.

Bruges

Brussels to Bruges

Bruges is a must if you have time to explore more of Belgium. It’s located in the north, in Flanders. It is one of the best preserved pre-motorised cities in Europe and it’s hard not to be charmed by the city’s architecture. The only thing is, this place can get super busy with tourists, especially in summer and on weekends. If you want the place all to yourself, visit over the Christmas holidays or mid-week.

Antwerp

Brussels to Antwerp

Antwerp is the world’s “diamond city,” with over 70% of the world’s diamonds being traded here. It’s also a pretty beautiful destination in Flanders. Visit Peter Paul Rubens’ house, tour the Plantin Moretus Museum to learn about bookbinding, feed the animals at the Antwerp Zoo and do visit Het Muntplein, where graffiti artists are free to paint without fear of the police.

The best car hire deals in Brussels

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Interrent
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Ford Fiesta Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual
Interrent
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Fiat 500 Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
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Fiat Panda Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
£11 per day Verify
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Volkswagen Up Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual
Thrifty
£12 per day Verify
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Ford Ka Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual
Avis
£13 per day Verify
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Volkswagen Polo Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual
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£13 per day Verify
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Opel Corsa Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual
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Renault Twingo Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
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£14 per day Verify
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Citroen Ds3 Economy, 4/5 Door, Manual
Europcar
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Peugeot 208 Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual
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Skoda Fabia 1.4 Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual
Sixt
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Smart Forfour Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
Europcar
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Peugeot 108 Mini Elite, 2/4 Door, Manual
Budget
£16 per day Verify
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Opel Adam Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual
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Volkswagen Up Mini, 2/3 Door, Manual
Sixt
£17 per day Verify
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Hyundai I10 Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
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£18 per day Verify
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Smart Fortwo Mini, 2/4 Door, Manual
Hertz
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Opel Economy, 2/4 Door, Manual
Alamo Rent a Car
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Opel Astra Compact, 4/5 Door, Manual
Sixt
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Smart For Four Mini, 4/5 Door, Manual

Find a cheap flight to Brussels

outbound: 07-Nov-2018
direct (1h10m)
Brussels Airlines
return: 11-Nov-2018
direct (1h10m)
Brussels Airlines
outbound: 21-Aug-2018
1 stop (3h40m)
KLM
return: 27-Aug-2018
1 stop (4h03m)
Air France
outbound: 14-Mar-2019
1 stop (17h05m)
KLM
return: 28-Mar-2019
1 stop (3h15m)
KLM

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