Trains in Madrid are 40% cheaper than in Brussels.
A meal in Madrid is 20% cheaper than a meal in Brussels.
A taxi fare in Madrid is 30% cheaper than in Brussels.
Coffee in Madrid is 34% cheaper than in Brussels.
Brussels, Belgium's capital is known for its chocolates, beer and gastronomy. Two airports serve the air travel needs of passengers; Brussels Airport or Zaventem and Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Zaventem handles more than 20 million passengers a year and has a significant cargo operation. It hosts 78 airlines flying to 238 destinations around the world. The airport has modern amenities that include dining spots, kid zones, parking and banking facilities. Brussels South, on the other hand, experienced a surge in air traffic since 1998 processing over 7 million passengers annually. It also boasts of comfortable facilities including stores, restaurants and lounges.
Getting to Zaventem Airport is easy using taxis, which you can find at taxi stands or pre-book from your hotel. Car sharing is also possible. By train, go to Central Station and look for those heading towards Zaventem. De Lijn bus numbers 272, 471 and 620 depart from NATO, while 272 and 471 from Brussels North. MIVB/STIB buses 12 leave from Brussels centre while route 21 from Brussels-Luxembourg train station. To get to Brussels South, shuttle buses are the most practical means and you can catch them at Brussels Midi. Another method is to get on a train in the direction of Charleroi South station and use a bus to get to the airport.
No one leaves Madrid without a plan to revisit. Known for its culture and arts, you can spend days on end exploring outstanding museums, theaters and galleries. There is fine architecture visible in all corners of town from Puerta de Alcala to Plaza de la Independencia. For shoppers, the city is paradise with its share of shops, markets and boutiques. If you want to escape the urban jungle, there are refreshing parks and gardens such as Casa de Campo and Parque del Buen Retiro. Its nightlife does not need an introduction for the city's evening haunts are well-known, from clubs and tapas bars to theaters with live shows and musical events.
Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas is the main airport, located 12km northeast of the city. It offers several modes of transport for passengers on flights from Brussels to Madrid. Metro line 8 (underground) goes to the city (Nuevos Ministerios station) and RENFE (railway company) runs 'Cercanias' Line C1 from T4. There are also several bus lines that leave from the airport to central Madrid such as Route 101 (Canillejas Transport Hub), Linea Express line 201 (Atocha Railway Station) and Route 200 (Avenida de America). These buses stop at T1, T2, T3 and T4 except Route 101 which does not pass at T4. Other transport alternatives include taxis, car rental, intercity buses and long-distance coaches.