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Airport Bus No 12 / 21

Doncaster, United...
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Airport Bus No 12 / 21

Hi, hope someone can give me some advise please.

I'm travelling alone to Brussels on Friday. I need get from the airport to Schuman Metro station to meet my husband as we are staying at the Aloft Hotel.

My flight lands at 18.20 hours, from the research I have done I am considering getting the Bus line 12 from the airport (I am not the most confident traveller when alone outside the UK so dont really want to change trains).

Can anyone tell me how long the bus takes from the airport to Schuman Metro Station & how often they run.

If the bus is not the best option and the train is easier please advise me. (I would like to keep things as simple as possible without adding expense and time to the journey)


Edited: 27 June 2011, 16:14
Brussels, Belgium
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1. Re: Airport Bus No 12 / 21

For Schuman, the bus is the best option and until 20:00 hrs this is the no. 12 Airport Express, which takes maybe 15 minutes to Schuman (3rd stop after NATO and Diamant). We are now in the school holiday period which means that the 12 leaves Brussels Airport at 18:31, 18:47, 18:59, 19:10, 19:20, 19:50 (see http://www.stib.be/irj/go/km/docs/horaires/12/Horaires/20110411/EN_HP_12_9600_20110411_Col.pdf).

After that you have the 21 bus which leaves at 20:14, 20:34, 20:55 etc. and stops everywhere - 22 stops to Schuman, so you would have to assume 30 mins or so for the same journey (stib.be/irj/…EN_HP_21_9600_20110411_Col.pdf).

Cost is €3 if you buy ticket from machine by the bus-stop, €5 if you have to buy it from the bus-driver.

The bus stops in rue Archimède next to the Berlaymont. For the Aloft hotel, walk forward (keeping on the right-hand side of the roadworks, i.e. the side closest to the Berlaymont) to the roundabout, cross over rue de la Loi, and continue down rue Froissart keeping the pink granite Council building on your right. Take the next street on the right, behind the Council building, and you will see the hotel across the street.

Doncaster, United...
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2. Re: Airport Bus No 12 / 21

Thank you very much qaminari for your informative response, it will be very useful.

We are returning to the airport early Sunday evening so will need to catch the bus line 21 back, we will allow more time for this due to all the stops.

3. Re: Airport Bus No 12 / 21

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