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    Car Hire at Brussels-South Train Station - Exploring the Heart of Belgium

    Brussels-South Train Station is the busiest transport hub not just in the city but the whole of Belgium, serving thousands of passengers a day to and from destinations all over the country and the rest of Europe. Opened in 1869, Brussels-South is the main railway station used by all the mainline trains serving the capital, including Eurostar to London, Thalys to Paris, Amsterdam and Cologne, German Railways’ ICE services to Cologne and Frankfurt, Intercity trains to Luxembourg and Belgian domestic trains to Brugge, Ghent and Antwerp. The station is properly organized and very well designed for transit passengers, so changing trains is easy and only takes a few minutes.

    Known as Bruxelles-Midi in French, Brussel-Zuid in Flemish and Brussels-South in English, all of which refer to the same place, the station is perfectly placed for people planning to rent a cheap car in Brussels and see the best of the Belgian capital quickly and easily. It is located in close proximity to many of the city’s top tourist attractions, such as the famous Mannekin Pis statue and Brussels Cathedral. Downtown Brussels (including the city’s magnificent main square, Grand Place) is only a mile away on foot, which means that picking up your car hire at Brussels-South Train Station provides you with the best access to all the top sights in Brussels.

    Auto Europe has been offering the best deals on car hire since 1954, helping you find the cheapest rates and widest choice of vehicles in Belgium in just a few clicks. We work with the most reliable car hire companies, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. For more information about how to rent a car at Brussels-South Train Station, please call our rental specialists on +441233225114 to help you with your booking. Visit our Brussels car hire reviews to read the impartial comments left by some of our previous clients in the Belgian capital.

    Station Information

    The main concourse (couloir principal) is a wide street-level passageway that passes underneath all the railway tracks. There are escalators and stairs up to each of the twenty-two platforms spanning the width of the station between north and south entrances. A similar narrower passageway called the couloir sud connects all the platforms at the other end of the station.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Brussels-South Train Station

    There's plenty of choice for people looking to pick up a car rental at Brussels-South Train Station. The car hire desks are located adjacent to the Eurostar arrivals and departures areas beside platforms 1 and 2, with vehicles close by in a dedicated parking area on Place Victor Horta. Make sure you have all the necessary doscuments with you, including your passport, driving licence, credit card and Auto Europe booking voucher.

    Avis Car Hire at Brussels-South Station Avis at Brussels-South Station
    Rue De France 2
    Brussels, Belgium 1060

    +32 2 5271705
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
    Hertz Car Hire at Brussels-South Station Hertz at Brussels-South Station
    TGV, Eurostar, Thalys Arrivals
    Brussels, Belgium 1060

    +32 (0) 2 524 31 00
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm
    Sat 8am-2pm
    Sun 4-9pm
    Sixt Car Hire at Brussels-South Station Sixt at Brussels-South Station
    Place Victor Horta
    Brussels, Belgium 1060

    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7.30am-10pm
    Sat & Sun: 8am-10pm

    Station facilities

    As one of Europe’s largest railway stations, there’s a wide choice of passenger facilities from which to choose whether you've just arrived or waiting for your train to depart. There are several luggage lockers available and a staffed left-luggage office in the middle of the station, which means that you can easily leave your luggage at the station while you go off to have a nice meal of do some sightseeing. There’s also a large and very well-stocked supermarket in the main concourse and an excellent brasserie across the road from one of the main exits. Other facilities include several shops, bars, cafés, toilets and a paid Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the station. Brussels-South Train Station also has a wide range of facilities for passengers with reduced mobility, with lifts and escalators to all platforms, special wheelchair lifts, mobile ramps, a disabled person's toilet and dedicated parking spaces.

    How to get to and from Brussels-South station

    All three of Belgium’s main public transport providers serve Brussels-South Train Station, namely STIB (which operates the city’s tram and metro networks), De Lijn (an extensive bus network covering Flanders and parts of Brussels) and TEC (another local bus operator with services covering Wallonia and some sections of the Belgian capital). Please consult our Driving in Belgium page for advice on the local age restrictions, driving distances, road rules, motorway tolls, etc.

    Parking tips

    There are several parking options available to visitors looking to park their car hire at Brussels-Midi Train Station. Indoor parking can be found in the large pay-and-display car park beneath Place Victor Horta which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides direct access to the station via the Rue de France entrance (Rue de France 40) and Tour du Midi entrance (Rue Ernest Blerot 1). On-street parking is paid from 9am-6pm and spaces often become available in the surrounding streets, such as Esplanade de l'Europe, Avenue Paul-Henri Spaak, Boulevard du Midi and on the corner of Avenue Fonsny.

    Useful links

    Brussels Tourist Info