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Recent reviews

Average rating: 8.4 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 80
Average rating: 8.4 / 10
Number of reviews in Brussels: 80
Paul G Europcar Brussels Airport
“The easy jet of car rental / simplifying your rentals”

“I have been using easyterra since it exists, and it has significantly reduced my car rental budget. What it also does is simplify the booking and finding a car at the best price process. I can say with confidence that it never failed me and that the customer service has always been fair, professional and reactive. It is the “easyjet” of car rentals... well done!”

28-11-2019 04:51
Paul Zammit Hertz Brussels Airport
“Very happy with the car and customer…”

“Very happy with the car and customer service. The ease of collection and drop off was smooth. Would recommend this group.”

12-08-2019 05:46
Denis Konstantinov Budget Brussels Airport
“Very useful”

“Very useful, always fast and diligent, never had any surprises on car unavailability”

05-12-2018 09:29

Location information for Brussels

Car hire Brussels
Car hire Brussels

Introduction

Brussels is the capital of Belgium, as well as the 'capital' of the European Union. In addition, NATO's headquarters are located in Brussels. Although the buildings of this organization hardly improve the city's looks, the center is a very attractive place. The center is the Grote Markt, where on sunny days the terraces are completely full of people enjoying a Belgian beer.

Population

Brussels consists of 19 departments, that together make up the capital's authorities. The city of Brussels is one of the departments, and it has 140,000 inhabitants. In the entire capital, there are over one million inhabitants.

Location

The city is located in the center of Belgium, on an intersection of former trade routes, both from north to south and from east to west. Gent is at 57 kilometer from Brussels, Bruges at 97 kilometers and the seaside resort of Ostend at 114 kilometers.

Economy

Through its status as the capital and the presence of large organizations like NATO and EU, Brussels is a typical civil servant city. Most people work in public administration or in services catering to the administration, for instance consultants and legal services, but also bars and restaurants. Industry has almost vanished, among other things because of the limited room for expansion.

Airports

To the north-east of Brussels lies the national airport, Brussels Airport, which many people know under its old name Zaventem. Budget airlines use Charleroi, located 46 kilometers to the south of the city. Often this airport is called 'Brussels South'.

Public transport

Brussels has three metro lines, a few tram lines and an extensive bus network. The metro has 68 stations. Lines 1A and 1B run from east to west and line 2 to a large extent follows the 'small ring' (see Traffic). There are 14 tram lines, including two so-called Expres-trams. Many trams follow a part of the underground north-south connection between train stations Brussel-Noord and Brussel-Zuid.

Brussels has seven train stations. Brussels-Zuid is the most important international train station, where high-speed trains stop. National trains stop at Brussel-Centraal and Brussel-Noord. In addition, there are the smaller stations of Brussel-Kapellekerk and Brussel-Congres, which are all serviced by local trains. Brussel-Luxemburg and Brussel-Schuman are stations located near NATO and the EU. From there, trains depart for Namur and Luxembourg.

Traffic and Parking

Brussels has three ring roads. The smallest runs around the center of Brussels and follows the old 14th and 15th century city wall. The larger ring road is not a closed ring: it is a series of boulevards around the 19 departments, interrupted in the south by a forest. Finally, there is Ring R0, a motorway around the entire city with connections to motorways in all directions.
All this looks good enough, but make no mistake: the ring roads and entry roads are often very busy. Driving in Brussels itself can also be very confusing, due to the minimal use of road signs.

Finding a place to park in Brussels is difficult and expensive. Car parks are also relatively expensive. Many people who work in the city center park their cars in one of the suburbs and proceed by bus or tram.

Hotels

Due to the international organizations that are located in Brussels, the city has a large number of hotels, including sixteen five star hotels. However, the hotels are often fully booked, due to the constant stream of diplomats and foreign delegations. We strongly recommend booked your hotel room in advance.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
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