La Gare / Het Station

Brussels-South Railway Station (ZYR)

(Station Brussel-Zuid)
Train Station
Porte de Hal, Saint-Gilles
  • Valentin C.
    "Great for the Eurostar and Thalys but unsafe surroundings."(7 Tips)
    Alexander M.
    "If you look like a tourist, you will be targeted by pickpockets!"(6 Tips)
    Yannick B.
    "There is a free Wifi now at the Zebra cafe in the station."(9 Tips)
    Kenneth C.
    "Exqi has the best coffee in this station."(5 Tips)
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  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithApril 22
    The seats outside the station along Place Victor Horta may look like a nice escape, however the constant noise of suitcases being wheeled over the cobbled pavement will drive you insane.
    Upvoted Aug 16
  • David I.
    David IwanowFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are travelling via Thalys you will start or end here. They have a good selection of shops and places to grab some food. There is also a small supermarket here.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DJuly 4, 2015
    Good to pass through to Paris, London, or Amsterdam. There's a few shops downstairs(most tracks are upstairs), but generally better to get food beforehand if you can. That said-get chocolate anywhere!
  • Evy D.
    Evy De BruyckereSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There are shops in this railway station, as well as several cafes and a food corner (pizza, fries, wok,...). Hint: move to the back of the trains if you want a seat!
  • Marjan V.
    Marjan Van den Bussche1 week ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Here you can take trains to London and Paris. There are a lot of shops. Perfect to pass time while waiting. In Belgium the traintimes are not very stable so passing time is crucial
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HallApril 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a great welcome for international visitors to Brussels but if you're looking for a hidden gem head to the bar at the Pullman, very nice and inside the station!
  • Bart V.
    Bart Van de WalleFebruary 1
    Been here 100+ times
    Take a train and conquer the world! OK, the station itself isn't great, the area is unpleasant, and it's a little hard to find your way. Almost always long lines, try the ticket machines instead.
    Upvoted Aug 16
  • Chloë V.
    Chloë VerhaegenAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Looking for the Air France check in desk? Search the Eurostar terminal in the main hall (in front of Sam's Café) and follow the shopping gallery on your left hand. Or look up for the (small) signs.
  • Jurgen T.
    Jurgen ThysmansSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This railway station is so good for your health. You're constantly on the move, redirected to a new track. It really keeps you in good shape!
  • Marcia v.
    Marcia van der BeekApril 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring food because at dinner time all the food places are either closed or sold out. Most sandwich shops close at 7pm. A great example of how shitty Belgium really is!
  • Joeri F.
    Joeri FastenaekelsNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Unlike the other tips people give, bruxelles south station isn't such a bad place to be, you just need to have an open mind and mind your own business.
  • Dorien G.
    Dorien GrApril 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    When you want to have a delicious business lunch, go to restaurant Midi Station (#FF @midistationbrus) at Place victor horta, just next to the brussels midi train station!
  • Filip D.
    Filip D.August 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the Pullman hotel , beautiful , luxurious , modern and right at the station. Had a great night's sleep there
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick VanhouckeFebruary 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    At entrance Place Horta / Tour du Midi you'll find an ATM machine where you can collect EUR, GBP and USD banknotes with your creditcard.
  • Wee @.
    Wee @mundMay 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Download BTrain for Android or Apple. Very accurate. Now you know all the delays, right on your hand... so run.... u can still make it... ;)
  • Peter G.
    Peter GunsJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Delicious sea food platters, succulent Belgian dishes, very nice cocktails. Excellent and very friendly service.
  • Jurgen T.
    Jurgen ThysmansOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    There are 2 certainties in this station. 1) you'll probably have to change platforms. 2) Your train will be late. Welcome to the Belgian railways. We wish you an exciting ride :-)
  • Tom A.
    Tom ArnalsteenJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Bye your tickets at the automatic machines in the entrance! It's available for creditcards and it Goes much faster Then doing the qeue in the travel center
  • Qwill
    QwillDecember 22, 2014
    Depressing station where you can easily get lost but still the main hub of Brussels and synonym of holidays :)
  • Paul J.
    Paul JacobsSeptember 14, 2012
    It's a huge dump and if you have a while to wait, go sit in the the Park Inn across the road. Free wifi and comfy chairs!
  • Bernard B.
    Bernard BudelMay 25, 2011
    Ask for the Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc if your looking for a great light white wine that you may not normally see on a list in Brussels
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekApril 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Give yourself a bit of extra time to navigate the station, as it is quite large. Food options are limited in choice and quality, but at least there's a Carrefour.
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick VanhouckeAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't want to stand in line? Use the NMBS Mobility app to buy your national Belgian train ticket online. You pay by credit card (MasterCard or Visa) and you'll receive your ticket by SMS.
  • Ather B.
    Ather BegMarch 8, 2015
    Haagen-Dazs is worth a visit here. Belgian Waffle for breakfast is pretty good!
  • Abbas C.
    Abbas ChaglaOctober 13, 2012
    Don't buy lycamobile recharge from Carrefour. Outside it there is lycA vending machine that will give u free credit for the amount you buy
  • Valentin C.
    Valentin CalommeFebruary 5, 2015
    Great for the Eurostar and Thalys but unsafe surroundings. Beautiful building however
  • Yves M.
    Yves MathieuAugust 19, 2011
    Many pickpockets. Can Be dressed as businessmen and be Nice with you. They comme on board of trains and go with tour computer two min before the train departure !
  • Tom V.
    Tom VandenboschJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The best high-speed train connections in Belgium: Thalys, Eurostar, TGV, you can all catch them from here.
  • Geordy V.
    Geordy Van CutsemAugust 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Foodcorner has something for everyone. Beware of strange people at the outside(they will mostly do nothing except asking for sigarets).
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CachuchoNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If a train starts running really late, it's better to take an alternative one, as the late trains tend to get even later on their trip.
  • Ilja B.
    Ilja BakkerApril 6, 2014
    Take direction international lines. Go outside and enjoy a coffee/snack in one of local resto.
  • Kristof D.
    Kristof DewildeOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Hey pickpockets! There are at least 78 working iPhones at this spot at any time of the day! Enjoy your stay!
  • Martin B.
    Martin BJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not go wandering around outside the station if you don't know your way. I was mugged only 100 meters from the entrance at 6 in the evening once.
  • James Z.
    James ZimenoffAugust 7, 2014
    Plenty of shopping, and plenty of English-speaking staff inside the station.
  • Eduardo C.
    Eduardo CachuchoFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This station might at first seem dirty/dangerous, but really it's definitely not dangerous, but yes might smell a bit outside where homeless people roam. Electronic kiosks now take visa&master card!!!
  • delano #googdel
    delano #googdelMay 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't get fooled by dodgy guys pretending to be official 'taxis' outside the station. The waiting line does go quick so best to queue to catch a proper Brussels taxi!
  • Geert A.
    Geert AllegaertApril 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The top notch business lunch offers the best value for money in town
  • pol
    polDecember 9, 2012
    Great little organic supermarket in the corner next to the toilets. Seek it out
  • Kate A.
    Kate Arkless GrayJune 29, 2013
    Free wifi apparently if you buy something at Sam's cafe, but pullman hotel bar is nicer and has free wifi too. :-)
  • Elke M.
    Elke MahyMay 21, 2013
    Watch out for your belongings!!! Lots of pick pockets. If you smoke, take out your cigarette before you are outside or people will try to get you to open your bag by asking for a cigarette. Say no!
  • Cesar N.
    Cesar NascimentoApril 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It is usually easy to find parking along rue Bara/Barastraat
  • Hernel P.
    Hernel PozsarJune 19, 2012
    Now go to Toulouse!!! Take a train first until airport and after that a fast flight. Good station, clean and beautiful
  • Pieter C.
    Pieter CommermanJanuary 14, 2015
    Starting place of many dreams. Just imagine hopping on a train
  • Niels S.
    Niels SleuyterJune 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You can walk on authomatic stairs. If you're unable to, stay on the right.
  • Fco. B.
    Fco. BraulioAugust 25, 2011
    It seems like you are in other city. It has nothing to do with the beautiful Brussels. All the signs about pickpockets are kinda scary
  • Rl G.
    Rl GnsJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Direction city centre, Bourse / Beurs, Grande Place / Grote Markt or Rogier, take tram line 3 to Esplanade or line 4 to Gare du Nord / Noordstation. It’s on level -2.
  • Joe B.
    Joe BorgesJanuary 19, 2015
    Find the statue of a horse wearing a zebra coat and remember half a euro for the toilets!
  • Catherine R.
    Catherine RectorAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bathrooms are hard to find once you reach the Air France section of the station!
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrockerDecember 8, 2014
    Some nice restaurants on the ground floor. However, the public transport system is very confusing!
  • Bjorn D.
    Bjorn De CockNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy your international train ticket here! Friendly people and good service.
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